Robert Kravchuk


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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Political Science, The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 1989
  • M.A., Political Science, Syracuse University, 1987
  • M.B.A., Finance and Business Economics, Columbia University, 1981
  • M.P.A., Public Administration, University of Hartford, 1980
  • B.S., cum laude, Business Administration, University of Connecticut, 1977
  • B.A., Economics, University of Connecticut, 1977


  • Seminar in Government Budget/Program Analysis
  • Governmental Accounting & Financial Reporting


Dr. Robert Kravchuk, a National Academy of Public Administration Fellow, is an internationally recognized expert in public administration and political economy with special emphasis on Ukraine and Russia.

Kravchuk frequently writes and lectures on public budgeting, administrative reform, and capacity building. He and authors Richard M. Clerkin and David H. Rosenbloom recently completed the eighth edition of the textbook Public Administration: Understanding Management, Politics and Law in Public Sector. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Public Budget, Accounting and Financial Management. His research projects include an exploration of the root concepts of American administrative theory and a comprehensive history of Russian public administration from Ivan the Terrible to Vladimir Putin.

Kravchuk has served as a member of numerous U.S. Treasury Department expert missions to former Soviet and Eastern European countries. His administrative posts have included: service as U.S. Treasury Resident Budget Advisor to the Minister of Finance of Ukraine; appointment by the U.S. Secretaries of State and the Treasury as Financial Advisor to the President of Bosnia-Herzegovina; and Under Secretary (deputy state budget director) in the Connecticut State Office of Policy & Management.

Kravchuk returned to IU in 2013, having taught in Bloomington from 1998 to 2007. For five years he was professor and chair of the Political Science and Public Administration Department at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.


  • National Academy of Public Administration Fellow (2014)
  • Scabbard and Blade Society Honorary Membership, By order of the Commandant of Army ROTC Cadets, Company A, 19th Regiment
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, 2011
  • Trustees Teaching Excellence Recognition Award (2005, 2003) and O'Neill Teaching Award (2004), Indiana University
  • Certificate of Merit, United States Treasury Department (1996), for meritorious service in Bosnia-Herzegovina, both during and after the 1995 cease-fire.

In the News

Selected Works

  • Public Administration: Understanding Management, Politics, and Law in the Public Sector (8th edition) (with R. M. Clerkin and D.H. Rosenbloom), New York: McGraw Hill (2014)
  • "An historical analysis of the use of debt-related derivatives by state governments in the context of the Great Recession," (with M. J. Luby), Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management, 25(2): 276 (2013)
  • "Recent developments in municipal debt and the 2008-09 market crisis," (with C. Martell), Public Administration Review. (2012)
  • "Bond insurance and liquidity provision: Impacts in the municipal variable rate debt market, 2008-2009," (with C. Martell) Public Finance Review, 38 (3): 378-401 (2010)
  • "How and when do structural deficits reveal themselves? The case of Indiana," (with S. B. Stone), “Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management, 22 (2): 487-510 (2010)
  • "The difficulty of restoring structural balance to a state's finances: The case of Indiana, 2002-07," (with S. B. Stone), International Journal of Public Administration, 32 (7): 562-577 (2009)