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Laura Langbein

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Laura Langbein

Laura Langbein, a professor of policy analysis in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University, received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. Her research includes bureaucratic discretion, pay-for-performance, intrinsic motivation, and corruption, with applications in environment and education policy. Her textbook, Program Evaluation: A Statistical Guide (2nd ed.), was published by ME Sharpe in 2012. Some of her previous publications appeared in Public Choice and Economics of Education Review. Her most recent publications appear in the Journal of Development Studies and International Public Management Journal. Her email address is langbei@​american.edu.