Elizabeth Baldwin

Assistant Professor, School of Government & Public Policy

Assistant Professor, Global Change Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs

Elizabeth Baldwin researches energy and water policy implementation in the U.S. and internationally. She is broadly interested the role that civil society and other stakeholders play in implementing natural resource policies, the way that laws and legal rules structure stakeholder involvement, and the degree to which such stakeholder involvement affects policy outcomes. One of her current research projects examines ways that private sector and non-profit organizations affect U.S. state energy efficiency and renewable energy policies. She also has an ongoing research project evaluating the use and governance of off-grid and decentralized energy systems in sub-Saharan African countries.

Baldwin’s work has been published in Governance, Annual Review of Environment and Resources, and Natural Resources Journal.

Baldwin earned her Ph.D. in 2015 from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Bloomington, where she was a research assistant at the Ostrom Workshop on Political Theory and Policy Analysis. She also holds a J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and a B.S. in Environmental Policy from Unity College.


  • Ph.D. School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University-Bloomington, 2015
  • J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • B.S. Environmental Policy, Unity College.