Prior to joining the LBJ School, Elizabeth Bell was an Assistant Professor in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University. She also serves as an Academic Affiliate for the Office of Evaluation Sciences (OES), formerly known as the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team. Her research seeks to enhance the ability of government to meet equity-enhancing policy goals. Her research examines the equity implications of citizens’ experiences of administrative burdens, bureaucrats’ uses of discretionary power, and the politics of policy design, with a focus on college access and affordability. In her work with OES, she designs and implements randomized control trials aimed at reducing administrative burden in federal programs. Her work has been published in flagship journals including Public Administration Review, Journal of Politics, and American Educational Research Journal. Her teaching interests include policy analysis, policy design, public and nonprofit management, education policy and administration, and research methodology.
Download her CV