Nicholas Bell is a multi-method social scientist with seven years of experience using qualitative and quantitative data to improve public policies and organizations. Currently, he manages a research evaluation of barriers to participation in the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program for workers affected by globalization. His work combines analysis of administrative datasets, ethnographic interviews, and survey experiments. He regularly presents his work at conference and workshops. He also consults on survey design and implementation for non-profit organizations.

He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, he worked as a Project Manager for the Teaching, Research, and International Policy (TRIP) Project at the College of William & Mary. He holds an M.A. in European Studies from the Universiteit van Amsterdam and a B.A. in International Relations from William & Mary.

Raised in Erie, Pennsylvania, he currently resides in Washington, D.C. He is an active high school basketball referee in the DC area.

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