Madalina Busuioc is Associate Professor at the Institute of Public Administration, Leiden University. She is also a Research Associate at the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She is Principal Investigator of a prestigious 5-year European Research Council (ERC) grant (2017-2022), awarded for her project “Reputation Matters in the Regulatory State” (EURICA). She is field editor in Public Administration of the Journal of Public Policy.
Madalina Busuioc is Associate Professor at the Institute of Public Administration, Leiden University and Research Associate at the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Before joining Leiden University, she held the position of Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Politics with tenure at the Department of Politics, University of Exeter in the UK. Prior to that, she was Fellow in Regulation at the London School of Economics (LSE). She obtained her PhD in 2010 (cum laude) from Utrecht University.
She teaches courses in the field of regulatory governance and acts as promotor (first supervisor) for PhD students. She is field editor in Public Administration of the Journal of Public Policy.
Her main research interests are in the area of (risk) regulation and governance, with a particular emphasis on the study of bureaucratic agencies operating both at the national and EU levels, public accountability, agency independence and the institutional design, and practices, of multi-level co-operation. Recent work draws on reputational approaches to study and theorise about their implications for our understanding of public accountability and theories of political control.
Increasingly, as public power is encoded algorithmically, as interactions between citizens and public institutions are mediated and shaped by algorithms, her work on accountability has turned towards exploring the implications of AI systems for public accountability. A growing need to re-configure public accountability in the era of automation is emerging and questions of transparency, oversight and the regulation of artificial intelligence are at the forefront of such debates.
Her book titled European Agencies: Law and Practices of Accountability, was published by Oxford University Press, and her articles have appeared in top-ranked public administration journals such as JPART, Public Administration Review, Public Administration, Governance, Journal of European Public Policy, Regulation &Governance.
Grants and Awards
Madalina Busuioc is Principal Investigator of a prestigious 5-year ERC project (2017-2022) “Reputation Matters in the Regulatory State” (EURICA). This approx. 1.5 million euro subsidy allows her and her research team to study how reputational considerations shape defining features of non-majoritarian regulators (such as their credibility), their legitimising strategies as well as crucial aspects pertaining to their public accountability.
She is the recipient of the 2016 Haldane Prize for best article published in Public Administration in 2016.
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