Rachel Marie Brooks Atkins
Rachel Marie Brooks Atkins

Assistant Professor

St. John’s University

Rachel Marie Brooks Atkins is an assistant professor of economics and finance at St. John’s University’s Tobin College of Business. Previously, she was a provost’s postdoctoral fellow at New York University and the 2021 American Economic Association summer economics fellow at Equitable Growth. Her research examines racial economic inequity in entrepreneurship, organizations, and high-tech industries. She also studies the effect of public policies on racial inequality in those contexts. Atkins earned a Ph.D. in public and urban policy from the New School. She previously earned an M.P.A from New York University, a master’s in government administration from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in economics from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

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