Dr. Robert S. Kravchuk, a National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) Fellow, is an internationally recognized expert in public administration, public finance, and political economy with special emphasis on Ukraine and Russia.
Kravchuk frequently writes and lectures on public budgeting and finance, administrative reform, and fiscal capacity-building. He and authors Richard M. Clerkin and David H. Rosenbloom recently completed the ninth edition of the textbook Public Administration: Understanding Management, Politics and Law in Public Sector. It is the most widely-adopted public administration text in the United States. He is on the editorial board of Administration & Society, and the Journal of Public Budget, Accounting and Financial Management. Currently, he is writing a book on applications of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) to U.S. federal finance. His long-term research project is an exploration of the root concepts of American administrative theory.
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.