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.