Alex Acs is a graduate student in the Department of Politics at Princeton. His research is largely focused on the political economy of regulation and the administrative state in American politics. His dissertation examines the ways in which political actors influence the federal rule-making process, with a particular focus on congressional statutory control, executive oversight through the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and the dynamics of interest group pressure on financial regulatory agencies. He also has working papers on the growth of state-level administrative procedure laws since the New Deal and the role of teachers unions in stemming the authorization of new charter schools.
Alex spent three years at the World Resources Institute as a Research Analyst and has held internships at the Office of Management and Budget, the Senate Small Business Committee and as an investment banking analyst. He holds an MPA in quantitative policy analysis from Columbia University and a BA from Georgetown University.
Personal website: www.princeton.edu/~aacs