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Saba Siddiki

Saba Siddiki

Contact Information:

ssiddiki@syr.edu

315.443.3114

426 Eggers Hall

Office Hours:

By Appointment

Staff Support:

Davor Mondom

315.443.3114

dmondom@syr.edu

Saba Siddiki

Associate Professor and Director of the M.P.A. Program, Public Administration and International Affairs Department


Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy

Director, Center for Policy Design and Governance

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Senior Research Associate, Center for Environmental Policy and Administration

Senior Research Associate, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration

Research Affiliate, Autonomous Systems Policy Institute

Courses

  • 2024 Spring
    • PAI 800 Selected Topics - PA in the Policy Process
  • 2023 Summer
    • PAI 670 Experience Credit
  • 2022 Fall
    • PAI 724 Data Driven Decision Making
    • PAI 803 Quantitative Methods I: Research Methods for Public Administration

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., University of Colorado Denver, 2011

Bio

Saba’s research focuses on policy design, collaborative policymaking, institutional theory and analysis, and regulatory implementation and compliance. She has studied these topics in the contexts of food and environmental policy. Her research has been published in leading public affairs journals, including the Policy Studies Journal, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, Public Administration, among others. She is also the author or editor of multiple books, including "Understanding and Analyzing Public Policy Design" (Cambridge University Press) and "Institutional Grammar: Foundations and Applications for Institutional Analysis"(Palgrave Macmillan).

Siddiki received a Ph.D. in public affairs from the University of Colorado Denver in 2011. She currently serves as associate editor for Policy Design and Practice.

Areas of Expertise

Policy design, implementation, and compliance; collaborative policymaking; institutional analysis; sustainability technology and behavior; environmental policy; food policy

Research Grant Awards and Projects

"Design and implementation of its Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Participation Program", Sponsored by City of Syracuse.

"SAI-R: Strengthening American Electricity Infrastructure for an Electric Vehicle Future: An Energy Justice Approach", Sponsored by National Science Foundation.

"RCN: Coordinating and Advancing Analytical Approaches for Policy Design", Sponsored by National Science Foundation.

"Sustainable Urban Food (SUrF) Actions for environment, health, equity & resilience at the FEW Nexus: Linking distributed agriculture, new technologies & behavioral nudges", Sponsored by Department of Agriculture.

"Coordinating and Advancing Analytical Approaches for Policy Design", Sponsored by CUSE Grants - Interdisciplinary Seminar Grant.

Selected Publications

  • Books
    • Frantz, C., Siddiki, S. N., Institutional Grammar: Foundations and Applications for Institutional Analysis. Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.
    • Contextualizing Compliance in the Public Sector: Individual Motivations, Social Processes, and Institutional Design. Siddiki, S. N., Espinosa, S. and Heikkila, T. (eds.) Routledge, 2020.
    • Siddiki, S. N., Understanding and Analyzing Public Policy Design. Cambridge University Press, 2020.
  • Journal Articles
    • Ulibarri, N., Imperial, M. T., Siddiki, S. N. and Henderson, H., "Drivers and Dynamics of Collaborative Governance in Environmental Management." Environmental Management , 2023.
    • Gregoire-Zawilski, M., Siddiki, S. N., "Evaluating Diffusion in Policy Designs: A Study of Net Metering Policies in the United States." Review of Policy Research, 2023.
    • Ehrnschwender, D., Siddiki, S. N., Carley, S. and Nicholson-Crotty, S., "Exploring Factors Shaping Transportation Electrification in American Cities." Renewable and Sustainable Energy Transition, 2023.
    • Siddiki, S. N., Frantz, C. K., "Understanding Regulation Using the Institutional Grammar 2.0." Regulation & Governance, 2023.
    • Siddiki, S. N., Frantz, C. K., "Understanding the Effects of Social Value Orientations in Shaping Regulatory Outcomes through Agent-Based Modeling: An Application in Organic Farming." International Review of Public Policy, 2023.
    • Siddiki, S. N., Curley, C., "Conceptualizing Policy Design." Policy & Politics, 2022.
    • Siddiki, S. N., Frantz, C. K., "The Institutional Grammar in Policy Process Research." Policy Studies Journal, 2022.
    • Frantz, C. K., Siddiki, S. N., "Institutional Grammar 2.0: A Refined Specification for Encoding and Analyzing Institutional Design." Public Administration, 2021.
    • Koski, C., Siddiki, S. N., "Linking Policy Design, Change, and Outputs: Policy Responsiveness in American State Electricity Policy." Policy Studies Journal, 2021.
    • Rice, D., Siddiki, S. N., Frey, S., Kwon, H. and Sawyer, A., "Machine Coding with the Institutional Grammar." Public Administration, 2021.
    • Siddiki, S. N., Frantz, C. K., "New Opportunities for Institutional Analysis in Public Administration Research." Public Administration, 2021.
    • Smith, K., Koski, C. and Siddiki, S. N., "Regulating Net Metering in the United States: A Landscape Overview of States’ Net Metering Policies and Outcomes." The Electricity Journal, 2021.
    • Bushouse, B., Schweik, C., Siddiki, S. N., Rice, D. and Wolfson, I., "The Institutional Grammar: A Method for Coding Institutions and its Potential for Advancing Third Sector Research." VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 2021.
    • Ansell, C., Doberstein, C., Henderson, H., Siddiki, S. N. and Hart, P. T., "Understanding Inclusion in Collaborative Governance: A Mixed Methods Approach." Policy and Society, 2020.
    • Ruseva, T., Foster, M., Arnold, G., Siddiki, S. N., York, A., Pudney, R. and Chen, Z., "Applying Policy Process Theories to Environmental Governance Research: Themes and New Directions." Policy Studies Journal, 2019.
    • Carley, S., Siddiki, S. N. and Nicholson-Crotty, S., "Evolution of Plug-In Electric Vehicle Demand: Assessing Consumer Perceptions and Intent to Purchase Over Time." Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 2019.
    • Siddiki, S. N., Heikkila, T., Weible, C. M., Pacheco-Vega, R., Carter, D., Curley, C., DeSlatte, A. and Bennett, A., "Institutional Analysis with the Institutional Grammar." Policy Studies Journal, 2019.
    • Jilke, S., Olsen, A. L., Resh, W. and Siddiki, S. N., "Microbrook, Mesobrook, Macrobook." Perspectives on Public Management and Governance, 2019.
    • Denvil, D., Ku, A. L., Julian, A., Carley, S., Siddiki, S. N., Zirogiannis, N. and Graham, J. D., "Most Consumers Don’t Buy Hybrids: Is Rational Choice a Sufficient Explanation?." Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, 2019.
    • Carley, S., Zirogiannis, N., Siddiki, S. N., Duncan, D. and Graham, J. D., "Overcoming the Shortcomings of U.S. Plug-In Electric Vehicle Policies." Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2019.
    • Carter, D., Siddiki, S. N., "Participation Rationales, Regulatory Enforcement, and Compliance Motivations in a Voluntary Program Context." Regulation & Governance, 2019.
    • Zirogiannis, N., Carley, S., Duncan, D., Siddiki, S. N. and Graham, J. D., "The Effect of CAFE Standards on Vehicle Sales Projections: A Total Cost of Ownership Approach." Transport Policy, 2019.
    • Carley, S., Zirogiannis, N., Duncan, D., Siddiki, S. N. and Graham, J. D., "The Macroeconomic Effects of 2017 Through 2025 Federal Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2019.
  • Book Chapters
    • Schlager, E., Siddiki, S. N. and Cox, M., "Methods for Analyzing Social Dilemmas and Institutional Arrangements within the Institutional Analysis and Development Framework." In Methods of the Policy Process. Weible, C. M., Workman, S. (eds.) Routledge, 2022.
    • Siddiki, S. N., "Policy Evaluation." In Handbook of Compliance. Sokol, D. D., van Rooji, B. (eds.) Cambridge University Press, 2021.
    • Siddiki, S. N., "Conflict and Policy Design." In Handbook of Policy Design. Howlett, M., Mukherjee, I. (eds.) Routledge, 2018.
    • Carter, D., Weible, C. M., Siddiki, S. N. and Steel, B., "Organic Food." In Science and Politics: An A to Z Guide to Issues and Controversies. CQ Press, 2014.
    • Siddiki, S. N., Ramaswami, A. and Martell, C., "Defining and Measuring Sustainability in Public- Private Water Infrastructure Partnerships in Developing Countries." In Public Private Partnerships. Ramesh, G., Nagadevara, V., Naik, G. and Suraj, A. B. (eds.) Routledge, 2010.
  • Book Review
    • Siddiki, S. N., "." In Elinor Ostrom and Bloomington School of Political Economy, Volume 2, Resource Governance. Cole, D. H., McGinnis, M. D. (eds.) Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 2016.
  • Instructional Materials
  • Policy Reports
  • Practitioner Reports
    • Ambrose, G., Siddiki, S. N., Brady, U. and Sadiq, A., An Analysis of the Focus, Process and Outputs of the Hartford Advisory Commission on Food Policy. , 2021.
    • Siddiki, S. N., Lupton, S., Assessing Nonprofit Rule Interpretation and Compliance. , 2015.
    • Carter, D. P., Weible, C. M., Siddiki, S. N., Chonaiew, S. M., Brett, J. and Basurto, X., Certified Organic Producer Perceptions of U.S. Organic Regulations and Organic Certifying Agents. , 2014.
    • Kent, A. R., Carter, D. P., Weible, C. M., Siddiki, S. N., Chonaiew, S. M., Brett, J. and Basurto, X., Organic Inspector Characteristics, Roles, and Experiences in the U.S. Organic Food Industry. , 2014.
    • Chonaiew, S. M., Siddiki, S. N., Carter, D. P., Weible, C. M. and Brett, J., A Study of Accredited Certification Organizations under the National Organic Program. , 2013.
    • Siddiki, S. N., Weible, C. M., State Aquaculture Coordinators Study Report. , 2010.

Presentations and Events

" Adaptive Policy Design and Implementation in a Post-COVID Period" (2023)

"Analyzing Public Policy Design with the Institutional Grammar 2.0" (2023)

"Conceptualizing and Analyzing Collective Action in the Public Policy Process" (2023)

Ambrose, G., Kim, J., Siddiki, S. N., Conference on Policy Process Research, "Evaluating Conflict in Environmental Governance: A Multi-Level Analysis of Conflict in Environmental Justice Councils" (2023)

Gregoire-Zawilski, M., Siddiki, S. N., Conference on Policy Process Research, "Evaluating Diffusion in Policy Designs: A Study of Net Metering Polices in the United States" (2023)

Gregoire-Zawilski, M., Siddiki, S. N., International Conference on Public Policy Design, "Evaluating Diffusion in Policy Designs: A Study of Net Metering Polices in the United States" (2023)

Siddiki, S. N., Charles, B., Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, "Implementation Complexity and Prescriptiveness in U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standard Legislation" (2023)

Siddiki, S. N., Frantz, C. K., Brady, U., International Association for the Study of the Commons, "Institutional Analysis with the Institutional Grammar 2.0" (2023)

Ambrose, G., Siddiki, S. N., Li, S., Yusuf, A., American Political Science Association, "Patterns of Policy Dialogue: An Analysis of an Environmental Justice Council" (2023)

Ambrose, G., Gregoire-Zawilski, M., Siddiki, S. N., Oesterling, N., Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, "Understanding Policy Evolution Using the Institutional Grammar: A Case of Net Metering Policies in the United States" (2023)

Vannoni, M., Frantz, C. K., Siddiki, S. N., European Consortium for Political Research, "Understanding and Analyzing Policy Design Complexity Using the Institutional Grammar" (April 19, 2022 - April 22, 2022)

Siddiki, S. N., Frantz, C. K., European Consortium for Political Research, "Understanding Regulation Using the Institutional Grammar 2.0" (April 19, 2022 - April 22, 2022)

Siddiki, S. N., Frantz, C. K., Political Studies Association, "Understanding Regulation Using the Institutional Grammar 2.0" (April 10, 2022 - April 13, 2022)

Siddiki, S. N., Ambrose, G., Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, "Evaluating Change in Representation and Coordination in Collaborative Governance Over Time: A Study of Environmental Justice Councils" (March 27, 2022 - March 29, 2022)

Siddiki, S. N., Koski, C., Oesterling, N., Ambrose, G., Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, "Examining Variation in Policy Designs: A Study of Net Metering Policy in the United States" (March 27, 2022 - March 29, 2022)

Schlager, E., Siddiki, S. N., International Association of the Study of the Commons, "Foundations and Applications of the Institutional Grammar" (May 19, 2021 - May 19, 2021)

Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS), "Evolving Institutional Analysis Methods for Studying Environmental Governance" (2021)

University of Pittsburgh Center for Governance and Markets, "Growing a Knowledge Commons for Advancing Institutional Analysis" (2021)

King’s College London, "Linking Policy Design, Change, and Outputs: Policy Responsiveness in American State Electricity Policy" (2021)

Politecnico Milano School of Management, "Policy Design" (2021)

King’s College London, "Reorienting Analysis of Policy Design" (2021)

Koski, C., Siddiki, S. N., Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, "Linking Policy Design and Policy Change to Understand Policy Responsiveness: A Study of Net Metering Policy in the United States" (November 11, 2020 - November 13, 2020)

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, "Response: Philanthropy as Commons" (November 11, 2020 - November 13, 2020)

International Public Policy Association, "Adaptive Policy Design" (September 28, 2020 - September 30, 2020)

Frantz, C., Siddiki, S. N., Workshop on the Institutional Grammar, University of Warsaw, "Introduction to the Institutional Grammar 2.0" (June 8, 2020 - June 12, 2020)

Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, "Institutional Grammar: An Introduction" (2020)

Metagov Project, "Understanding Governing Rules with the Institutional Grammar" (2020)

Siddiki, S. N., Krause, R., Sawyer, A., Carley, S., Nicholson-Crotty, S., Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, "Comparing Knowledge, Perceptions, and Consumer Interest in Plug-In Electric Vehicles in U.S. Cities between 2011 and 2017" (November 7, 2019 - November 9, 2019)

Ansell, C., Doberstein, C., T' Hart, P., Henderson, H., Siddiki, S. N., International Conference on Public Policy, "Designing Collaborative Governance Arrangements to Promote Inclusivity" (June 26, 2019 - June 28, 2019)

Rice, D., Siddiki, S. N., Kwon, H. K., Sawyer, A., Frey, S., Workshop on the Workshop (WOW) 6 Conference, "Machine Coding with the Grammar of Institutions" (June 19, 2019 - June 21, 2019)

Siddiki, S. N., Boamah, E., Dennis, E., DeCaro, D., Sawyer, A., Workshop on the Workshop (WOW) 6 Conference, "Polycentric Neighborhood Governance: A Study of Community Boards in New York City" (June 19, 2019 - June 21, 2019)

Siddiki, S. N., Frantz, C., Workshop on the Workshop (WOW) 6 Conference, "Understanding the Effects of Social Value Orientations in Shaping Regulatory Outcomes through Agent Based Modeling: An Application to Organic Farming" (June 19, 2019 - June 21, 2019)

Siddiki, S. N., Frantz, C., Midwest Political Science Association, "Understanding the Effects of Social Value Orientations in Shaping Regulatory Outcomes through Agent Based Modeling: An Application to Organic Farming" (April 4, 2019 - April 7, 2019)

ETH Zurich, "Examining the Effectiveness of Technology Diffusion Policies: The Case of Transportation Electrification in the United States" (2019)

Regional Government of Bio Bio, Chile, "Marine Aquaculture in the United States: Summary of Research Findings and Policy Recommendations" (2019)

Universidad de Concepcion, "Marine Aquaculture in the United States: Summary of Research Findings and Policy Recommendations" (2019)

Honors and Accolades

Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy, Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (2022 - 2027)

Theodore Lowi Award for Best Article Published in the Policy Studies Journal, American Political Science Association (2023)

O’Hanley Faculty Scholar, Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (2021 - 2022)

Best Paper Award, Policy & Society (2020)

Distinguished Professor Award, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (2017)