Dr Daniel Berliner

Dr Daniel Berliner

Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy

Department of Government

+44 (0)207 955 5335
Room No
CBG 3.15
Office Hours
Thursdays 10:30 - 11:30 and 14:30 - 15:30
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Key Expertise
Transparency, Accountability, Political Economy

About me

Daniel Berliner joined the Department of Government in 2017. Previously he was Assistant Professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota and, and Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Freie Universität Berlin. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Washington in 2012. His primary research focuses on the politics, implementation, and usage of transparency, accountability, and related institutional reforms around the world. He also works on the politics of global supply chains and environmental governance, and developing new applications of text-as-data method to studying human rights and political accountability. His research has appeared in journals including the American Political Science Review, The Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Governance, Policy Studies Journal, and World Development.

Research interests

  • Transparency, accountability, and open government
  • Freedom of Information/Right to Information/Access to Information laws around the world
  • Comparative public policy
  • Political economy
  • Text-as-data methods

Teaching responsibilities

  • GV263: Public Policy Analysis
  • GV4E9: Approaches and Issues in Public Policy and Administration

Selected publications

Berliner, Daniel. 2014. “The Political Origins of Transparency”, The Journal of Politics. 76(2): 479-491

Berliner, Daniel, and Aaron Erlich. 2015. “Competing for Transparency: Political Competition and Institutional Reform in Mexican States”, American Political Science Review. 109(1): 110-128.

Berliner, Daniel, and Aseem Prakash. 2015. “Bluewashing’ the Firm?: Voluntary Regulations, Program Design and Member Compliance with the United Nations Global Compact”, Policy Studies Journal. 43(1): 115-138. 

Bagozzi, Benjamin, and Daniel Berliner. 2017. “The Politics of Scrutiny in Human Rights Monitoring: Evidence from Structural Topic Models of US State Department Human Rights Reports”, Political Science Research and Methods. Forthcoming. 

Berliner, Daniel. 2017. “Sunlight or Window Dressing? Local Government Compliance with South Africa’s Promotion of Access to Information Act”, Governance. 30(4): 641-661