Sharon Gilad

Sharon Gilad
Professor, Department of Political Science and the School of Public Policy
Room 1744, School of Public policy
Office Hours: monday , 17:00-18:00

I am an Associate Professor at the Political Science department and the Federmann School of Public Policy and Government.

I joined the Hebrew University in 2010. Before taking my current position, I completed a PhD in political science at the University of Oxford and Nuffield College and held a tenure-track position at King’s College London School of Management as well as a research fellowship at the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation at the London School of Economics.

My research bridges Public Administration, New Institutional theory, Regulation and Agenda Setting perspectives.In particular, I am interested in the responses of senior civil servants and government bureaucracies to public pressures, including media scrutiny, public opinion and social protests. I aim to understand the conditions that render governmental bureaucracies more or less permeable to public expectations and demands. 

I am also interested in the responses of business corporations to public pressures and state regulation.

Methodologically, I specialize in mixed-methods designs, combining quantitative and qualitative tools within the same project.

My work has been published in various journals and edited volumes, including the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Governance, Public Administration and Regulation & Governance.