Rayna Stoycheva, Ph.D.


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Rayna L. Stoycheva received her PhD in Public Policy from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. Her dissertation examined the political and financial management factors influencing state and local pension funding and sustainability.

Dr. Stoycheva’s research interests are in the areas of public budgeting and finance, and social policy analysis. Her published academic work includes studies of pension system reform, wage and pension tradeoffs, international organization budget transparency, and state and local revenue issues.

Dr. Stoycheva teaches courses in public budgeting and financial management, statistics, public policy analysis, and health policy. She is also the internship coordinator for MPA and undergraduate students pursuing internships in government and nonprofit organizations.


Public budgeting and finance
State and local fiscal condition
Pension reform and sustainability
Budget transparency
Public policy analysis


POL 501/601 Budget and Financial Management and Administration
POL 510/610 Introductory Statistical Methods in Political Science
POL 534/634 Applied Policy Analysis