Gang Chen is an Associate Professor in Public Administration at the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. He is also the Co-Director of the State and Local Government Finance Project (SLGF) at the Center for Policy Research at Rockefeller College. His research focuses on government budgeting, public financial management, fiscal transparency, state and local retirement systems, and disaster management. Dr. Chen has published more than 20 peer-reviewed research papers in leading academic journals, including Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Management Review, American Review of Public Administration, Public Budgeting & Finance, Government Information Quarterly, Administration & Society, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Local Government Studies, Public Money and Management, and Public Performance and Management Review. His research projects on U.S. state and local pension systems have been funded by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, the Equable Institute, the Crane Foundation, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, and the Pew Charitable Trusts.