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Alex Acs

Alex Acs

Alex Acs

Associate Professor


2008 Derby Hall

Alex Acs conducts research and teaches in the fields of executive branch policymaking and American political institutions.  His research has appeared, or is forthcoming, in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Law, Economics & Organization and the Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory. He teaches undergraduate courses on federal policymaking, public bureaucracies and the role of rational choice theory in political science, as well as a graduate seminar on political institutions.

Acs started at Ohio State in 2016 and previously held postdoctoral positions at the University of Pennsylvania Law School as a Regulation Fellow and at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Prior to academia, he worked at the Office of Management and Budget and at the World Resources Institute, a non-partisan research institute in Washington, DC. He holds a PhD from Princeton University, an MPA from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, and a BA from Georgetown University.

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