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Steven Rashin

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Steve Rashin

Steven Rashin is a postdoctoral fellow with the Salem Center for Policy at The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business, where he studies corporate influence on the making of policies and regulations. His research revolves around political science, public management, and business political activity.

His current work focuses on influence in financial regulation, shedding light on how organized interests use private information to alter public policy. Rashin has examined the politics behind Medicare fee revisions, the advantages of being an incumbent legislator, and the influence of public comments on rule making. He is also studying campaign finance and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Rashin has been an instructor at New York University and the University of Massachusetts Boston. He has also been a visiting scholar at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and a research fellow at the Tobin Project in Boston. In the early stages of his career, he was a paralegal with the U.S. Department of Justice.

He received a B.A. in political science from Carleton College, an M.A. in political science from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in politics from New York University. While earning his B.A., he did an independent study fellowship in Chile, looking at labor in the copper industry.



2021 APSA Herbert Kaufman Award for Best Paper


Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship

Sanford Gordon and Steven Rashin. 2021. “Stakeholder Participation in Policymaking: Evidence from Medicare Fee Schedule Revisions.The Journal of Politics 83 (1), 409-414.