Civic Square Building, room 544
Phone (848) 932-2967
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- Community Economic Development
- Developmental Finance (especially the use of equity capital for economic development)
- Non-profit and Hybrid Organizational Forms
- Social Enterprise
- Organizational Behavior
Publications and Activities
- Rubin, J. (Ed.) (2007), Financing Low Income Communities: Models, Obstacles and Future Directions. Russell Sage Foundation.
Articles, Chapters and Testimony
- Norah McVeigh and Julia Sass Rubin (2014), Loans, Loan Guarantees, and Credit Enhancements, Chapter 12 in New Frontiers of Philanthropy A Guide to the New Tools and New Actors that Are Reshaping Global Philanthropy and Social Investing, Lester M. Salamon (ed), Oxford University Press.
- Rubin, J.S. (2011). Countering the Rhetoric of Emerging Domestic Markets: Why More Information Alone Will Not Address the Capital Needs of Underserved Communities, Economic Development Quarterly, 25(2), 182-192.
- Rubin, J. S. (2010). Venture Capital and Underserved Communities. Urban Affairs Review, 45(6) 821-835.
- Rubin, J. (2009). Developmental Venture Capital: Conceptualizing the Field. Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 11 (4): 335
- Rubin, J. (2009). Testimony on the Washington DC CAPCO Program, before Small Business Committee, District of Columbia City Council, April 3.
- Rubin, J. (2009). Shifting Ground: Can Community Development Loan Funds Continue to Serve the Neediest Borrowers? Working Paper 2009-01, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
- Julia Sass Rubin (2008) Community Development Venture Capital in Rural Communities, U.S. Department of the Treasury, CDFI Fund Research Initiative.
- Julia Sass Rubin, John P. Caskey, Carla Dickstein and Sean Zielenbach (2008) Assessing the Systematic Impact of Community Development Loan Funds, U.S. Department of the Treasury, CDFI Fund Research Initiative.
- Rubin, J. (2008), When Subsidy Becomes Scarce: Rethinking Community Development Finance. In Reengineering Community Development for the 21st Century, Donna Fabiani and Terry F. Buss (Eds). Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe.
- Rubin, J. 2008. Adaptation or Extinction? Community Development Loan Funds at a Crossroads, Journal of Urban Affairs, 30 (2), 191-220.
- Rubin, J. (2007), Financing Organizations With Debt And Equity: The Role of Community Development Loan and Venture Funds. In Financing Low Income Communities: Models, Obstacles and Future Directions. J. Rubin (editor). Russell Sage Foundation.
- Benjamin, L, Rubin, J. S., & Zielenbach, S., (2007), Community Development Financial Institutions: Expanding Access To Capital In Under-Served Markets. The Community Development Reader. James DeFilippis and Susan Saegert (Eds). New York, NY: Routledge Publications.
- Rubin, J. (2006), "Financing Rural Innovation with Community Development Venture Capital: Models, Options and Obstacles", Community Development Investment Review, San Francisco Federal Reserve, Volume 2, Issue 4.
- Rubin, J. (2006), "What Do We Know? Research on Outcomes and Impacts in the CDFI Field." White paper prepared for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
- Bates, T., Bradford, W., & Rubin, J., (2006). "The Viability of the Minority-Oriented Venture-Capital Industry Under Alternative Financing Arrangements.” Economic Development Quarterly.
- Rubin, J. and Stankiewicz, G., (2005), "The New Markets Tax Credit Program: A Midcourse Assessment, Community Development Investment Review" San Francisco Federal Reserve, Volume 1, No. 1.
- Rubin, J., (2004), Ethnic-Minority Entrepreneurs and Venture Capital. In Curt Stiles and Craig Galbraith (Eds.) Ethnic Entrepreneurship: Structure and Process. Elsevier Press: Bristol, UK.
- Benjamin, L, Rubin, J. S., & Zielenbach, S., (2004), “Community Development Financial Institutions: Current Issues and Future Prospects.” Journal of Urban Affairs, Volume 26, Number 2: 177-195.
- Rubin, J. & Stankiewicz, G., (2001), “The Los Angeles Community Development Bank: The Possible Pitfalls of Public-Private Partnerships,” Journal of Urban Affairs , Volume 23, Number 2:133-153.
- Barkley, D., Markley, D. and Rubin J., (2001), “Certified Capital Companies: Strengths and Shortcomings of the Latest Wave in State-Assisted Venture Capital Programs,” Economic Development Quarterly , Volume 15, No. 4, November: 350-366.
- Rubin, J., (2001), Community Development Venture Capital: A Double-Bottom Line Approach to Poverty Alleviation. /Proceedings of the April, 2001 Changing Financing Markets and Community Development, Second Federal Reserve Community Affairs //Conference/, Washington, DC: Federal Reserve System.
- Barkley, D., Markley, D, Freshwater, D., Rubin, J., Shaffer, R., (2001), /Establishing Nontraditional Venture Capital Institutions: Lessons Learned/, Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI).
- Barkley, D., Markley, D, Freshwater, D., Rubin, J., Shaffer, R., (2001), /Nontraditional Venture Capital Institutions: Filling a Financial Market Gap/, Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI).
- Barkley, D., Markley, D, Freshwater, D., Rubin, J., Shaffer, R., (2001), /Establishing Nontraditional Venture Capital Institutions: The Decision Making Process/, Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI).
- Barkley, D., Markley, D, Freshwater, D., Rubin, J., Shaffer, R., (2001), /Case Studies of Nontraditional Venture Capital Institutions/, Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI).
- Barkley, D., Markley, D. and Rubin, J., (2000), /A Critical Review of the IC2 Institute Report ‘The Certified Capital Companies Economic Development Innovation: Missouri's Experience To Date./ RUPRI: Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) Policy Brief PB2000-2R, March.
- Barkley, D., Markley, D. and Rubin, J., (1999), /Public Involvement in Venture Capital Funds://Lessons from Three Program Alternatives/. RUPRI Policy Brief PB99-2, November.
Julia Sass Rubin has been part of the faculty of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy since 2003. Dr. Rubin's research examines the policies and organizations that impact low-income communities. Currently, she is researching community responses to the forced privatization of public education in Camden and Newark; the impact of shrinking government subsidies on domestic developmental financial institutions; and the challenges of nonprofit political advocacy. Dr. Rubin has advised a number of organizations in the area of developmental finance, including the United States Small Business Administration; The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; the Appalachian Regional Commission; the Overseas Private Investment Corporation; and the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority. Previously, she consulted for McKinsey & Company; worked in brand management for the Procter & Gamble and Eastman Kodak Companies; and taught strategic management and marketing at Assumption University in Bangkok, Thailand, as a Henry Luce Scholar. Prior to joining the Bloustein School faculty, Dr. Rubin was a post-doctoral fellow at the Alfred A. Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University.