Mark Paul is a Visiting Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and a Postdoctoral Associate at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. His research is focused on understanding the causes and consequences of inequality and assessing and designing remedies to address inequality.

He received a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has published or forthcoming policy reports with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, and The Urban Institute. He has published popular articles in The American ProspectThe NationWashington MonthlyU.S. News & World ReportJacobin, and Dissent, among other venues.