Robert Bifulco

Associate Dean, Chair and Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Robert Bifulco

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215B Eggers Hall
(315) 443-3232
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Curriculum Vitae
Robert Bifulco's CV

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research


Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2001


Education finance and policy, program evaluation


Fall 2021

PAI 803.002 Quantitative Methods I: Research Methods for Public Administration, MoWe 12:45-2:05, Eggers 209


Robert Bifulco is the Associate Dean, Chair, and Professor in the Public Administration and International Affairs department at the Maxwell School, as well as a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research.  His research has focused on the evaluation of educational policies including whole-school reform, school accountability programs, charter schools, magnet schools, and student assignment policies. He has prepared analyses of school finance issues and the design of state aid formulas for Governor M. Jodi Rell’s Commission on Education Finance and for the plaintiffs in the Connecticut school finance case CCJEF v. Rell. Bifulco’s work has appeared in The American Economic Journal, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and Education Finance and Policy, among other academic journals. Full Biography


Selected Papers

Research Interests

Education Finance 
Education Policy
Program Evaluation

Research Grants and Awards

Principle Investigator. “Third-Party Evaluation of Say Yes in Buffalo,” with Ross Rubenstein. Funded by the Say Yes Foundation. 2013-2017.