Heonuk Ha is a Ph.D. candidate at the USC Price School of Public Policy. His research focus lies on the political economy of federal fiscal policy, particularly the works and strategies of the federal bureaucracy in the federal budget process. He has used various quantitative methodologies in his research, including machine learning and AI techniques in fiscal data and text analysis work. In addition, he has conducted various research projects about housing markets and policy by using large-scale housing and census datasets.
Alison Holt is a Ph.D. student in the USC Price School of Public Policy. Her studies focus on bureaucratic discretion, rule-making, and the interactions between the judiciary and the administrative state.
Nicholas G. Napolio
Nicholas G. Napolio is a Ph.D student in political science and Provost Fellow at the University of Southern California. His research focuses on the political ramifications of institutional structures and procedures, and how the vertically and horizontally fragmented American political system enables or constrains elite preferences.
Joseph (Joey) Saraceno is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science and Elizabeth von KleinSmid Bannerman Fellow at USC. He studies American political institutions and quantitative methodology. He has written and published research examining representation of minority interests within the U.S. Congress. As of Fall 2020, he will be the administrator of USC’s Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC).