Specialization: Public Budgeting & Finance
Gang Chen is an Assistant Professor in Public Administration at the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. He is also the co-director of the State and Local Government Finance Project (SLGF) at the Center for Policy Research at Rockefeller College. His research focuses on state and local budgeting, financial management, and public pension governance. Dr. Chen's work has been published in leading academic journals, including Public Budgeting & Finance, American Review of Public Administration, Administration & Society, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Local Government Studies, Public Money and Management, and Public Performance and Management Review. His research projects on U.S. state and local pension systems have been funded by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, the Equable Institute, the Crane Foundation, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, and the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Dr. Chen received a Ph.D. degree in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2013. Before coming to the U.S., Chen studied at Sun Yat-sen University, China, where he received his Master and Bachelor degrees in Public Administration. At Rockefeller College, Professor Chen teaches PAD 316 Methodological Tools for Public Policy, PAD 501 Public and Nonprofit Financial Management, PAD 505 Applied Statistics for Public Managers and Policy Analysts, and PAD 642 Public Budgeting.