Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Public Administration, and International Affairs; Co-Director, GW Regulatory Studies Center
Steven J. Balla received his B.A. in government and economics from Franklin and Marshall College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Duke University. He studies government transparency and public participation in policymaking in Greater China and the United States. He has testified in front of the United States Congress. He has on two occasions served as a consultant to the Administrative Conference of the United States, as well as a Fulbright Scholar at Peking University in Beijing and Nankai University in Tianjin. He is currently working on projects on congressional oversight of regulatory policymaking, polarization in public commenting on proposed rules, transparency and participation in policymaking in Hong Kong and Taiwan, commenting on midnight regulations, and the responsiveness of Chinese government officials to public feedback on draft laws and regulations.