Julia Rubin

Julia Sass Rubin, Ph.D., MBA
Associate Professor
B.A., Harvard-Radcliffe College; M.B.A., Harvard Business School; M.A., Harvard University (Sociology); Ph.D., Harvard (Organizational Behavior)


Contact Information

Civic Square Building, room 544

Phone (848) 932-2967

Fax (732) 932-6564

E-mail jlsrubin@rutgers.edu


Research Interests

  • 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



Julia Sass Rubin joined the faculty of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in 2003 as an Assistant Professor of Public Policy. She spent the prior year as a post-doctoral fellow at the Alfred A. Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University. Dr. Rubin's research is in the area of community economic development and community development finance. At present, she is looking at the formulation and likely impact of the New Markets initiatives, which President Clinton shepherded through congress at the end of his presidency. She also is continuing her research examining various forms of developmental venture capital, and the capital needs of social enterprises. 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.


Complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)