Lula Chen is interested in experimental methods, computational methods, group decision-making, and International Relations. She is on the Methods Team at OES where she works on reanalysis, evaluation design, and reproducibility. Lula is currently a PhD student in Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her projects focus on group decision-making in foreign policy and experimental methods, including a randomized field experiment about taxes and collective action in Malawi. At Illinois, Lula has also served as the Interim Associate Director for the Program in Arms Control and Domestic and International Security. Prior to starting her PhD, Lula was a program manager at Sister Cities International, where she worked on U.S.-Chinese-African trilateral municipal cooperation projects. She holds an MA in Security Studies and a BSFS in Regional and Comparative Studies from Georgetown University.



Years active

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Agency collaborators

General Services Administration, Agriculture, Health and Human Services