Elena Fagotto is the Transparency Policy Project’s Director of Research. She has been affiliated with the Project since its inception and her research focuses on information disclosure, regulatory policy, and transnational regulatory regimes. She has analyzed dozens of US and international transparency policies, and has published extensively on the role of information disclosure as a regulatory tool and on institutional designs to make transparency more effective. She is a graduate of Harvard Kennedy School and LUISS University in Rome. She has a PhD in Law and Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Previously, she was a visiting professor at LUISS, where she taught on topics such as transparency and innovations in governance. She advised the Italian government on how to improve accountability in public education through transparency. She has also researched innovative deliberative instruments in the U.S. and Europe, and has published on the impact of deliberative democracy in public decision making. She has authored and co-authored several book chapters and original articles, and her research has appeared in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, the European Journal of Law and Economics, and Issues in Science and Technology, among others.