Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
426 Eggers Hall
Saba Siddiki CV
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research
Ph.D., University of Colorado Denver, 2011
Policy design, implementation, and compliance, collaborative governance, institutional analysis, sustainability technology and behavior, environmental policy, food policy
is an Associate Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs
and a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research. Prior to
joining the Maxwell School, Professor Siddiki was an Assistant Professor at
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis’ School of Public and
Environmental Affairs. Her research focuses on policy design, collaborative
policy making, and regulatory implementation and compliance. She has studied
these topics in the contexts of food, transportation, and energy 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,
and Review of Policy
Research, among others.
received her Ph.D. in public affairs from the University of Colorado Denver in
currently serves as Associate Editor for Policy Design and Practice. Full Biography
Saba is the organizer of the Institutional Grammar Research Initiative (IGRI). The IGRI convenes scholars from around the world who are interested in the study and practice of institutional analysis. Core foci of the IGRI are theoretical and methodological advancement of the Institutional Grammar, proposed by Sue Crawford and Elinor Ostrom (1995). IGRI affiliates are currently engaged in research that addresses one or more of the following themes: (1) Computational text analysis with the Institutional Grammar; (2) Evaluating Institutional Performance; and (3) Leveraging the Institutional Grammar to Study Simulated and Actual Behavior.
Research Grants and Awards
Principal Investigator. “Coordinating and Advancing Analytical Approaches for Policy Design.” Funded by Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) Grant Program. 2018.
Co-Principal Investigator. “Toward the Diffusion of Sustainable Technologies: The Case of Electric Vehicles,” with Sanya Carley (PI) and Sean Nicholson-Crotty (Co-PI). Funded by the National Science Foundation. 2016-2018.
Distinguished Professor Award. School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Executive Education Program. 2017.
Recent Invited Lectures
Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis. 2016. Presentation: “Designing Effective Policy.”
DeMontfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom. 2016. Presentation: “Methods for Institutional Analysis.”