Policy Interests: Regulatory Governance, Financial Regulation
Mercy Berman DeMenno is a third-year PhD student in Public Policy. Mercy’s research focuses on the politics of the regulatory policymaking process, at both the U.S. federal and international levels. Her specific research interests include stakeholder participation in rulemaking, regulatory institutional design, and financial risk regulation. Mercy is a Graduate Scholar with the Rethinking Regulation Program and in that capacity engages in collaborative research on regulatory governance with a team of interdisciplinary scholars—most recently, a Bass Connections project on “Reviewing Retrospective Regulatory Review.” She is also a Kenan Institute for Ethics Graduate Fellow, coordinator of the Rethinking Regulation Graduate Student Working Group, and a member of the Bass Connections Student Advisory Council. Before coming to Duke, Mercy worked as a policy analyst at Sandia National Laboratories, where she conducted complex systems modeling and analysis to inform federal policy. She also has professional experience with state and federal legislative policymaking and international economic development. Mercy received a BA in Political Science, summa cum laude, in 2010, and an MBA, with a concentration in Policy Analysis and as class valedictorian, in 2011, both from the University of New Mexico.