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Libby Maman

Libby Maman

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Libby Maman is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI).

She received her PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, entitled "The Democratic Qualities of Regulatory Agencies and Trust." Her research addresses the challenges of administrative governance in a democratic setting and public trust. Her focus is on regulatory governance, and she works with a variety of methodologies. She has extensive experience in measurement development and validation, survey design, experimental surveys, and interview analysis.

In recent years, Libby has worked as part of the TiGRE project, a Horizon 2020 funded research project on trust in governance and regulation in Europe.

Before beginning her academic career, Libby worked in the Israeli civil service. She held a high-level position in the Ministry of Culture and Sports, as well as other positions in the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Religious Services, and the Jerusalem Development Authority.


  • 2022. Post-doctoral award for distinguished scholars, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • 2021. Routledge Prize for Best Paper - Post-Graduate Student
  • 2019Honorable Mention, Best Paper Award in the 15th International Graduate Conference.
  • 2018-2021President of the State of Israel – Scholarship for Excellence and Innovation in Science.
  • 2018The Federmann School of Public Policy and Government, The Hebrew University – Annual Honors Scholarship.
  • 2013David Diego Ladowski Award of Excellence.

Professional memberships & affiliations

  • DemocracyNet.eu
  • ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory 
  • Regulation and Governance Network in Israel


Research interests

  • Bureaucratic Politics
  • Public Administration
  • Regulation
  • Democratic Governance

Selected publications

  • Maman, Libby; Feldman, Yuval; Levi-Faur, David

    2022.Varieties of regulatory regimes and their effect on citizens’ trust in firms.Journal of European Public Policy,Link
  • Maman, Libby.2022.The Democratic Qualities of Regulatory Agencies.Policy & Politics,Link
  • Maman, Libby; Feldman, Yuval; Levi-Faur, David

    2021.Can Enhanced Self-Regulation Deliver Trust? Assessment via two experimental surveys.The Israeli Democracy Institute (in Hebrew)
  • Levi-Faur, David; Maman, Libby; et al

    2020.A report on trust in government, politics, policy and regulatory governance. (H2020-SC6-GOVERNANCE-01-2019: Trust in Governance and Regulation in Europe consortium (TiGRE), grant agreement nr 870722.).European CommissionLinkLogo open access
  • Maman, Libby; Kleizen, Bjorn; Kappler, Moritz; Levi-Faur, David

    2020.A meta-analysis of empirical trust studies and data sources. (H2020-SC6-GOVERNANCE-01-2019: Trust in Governance and Regulation in Europe consortium (TiGRE), grant agreement nr 870722.).DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/FAUMBLinkLogo open access
  • Maman, Libby.2020.Measuring the Democratic Qualities of Regulatory Agencies: A Novel Measure of Transparency, Accountability, Participation and Representation.Pre-printLinkLogo open access
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