Research & Teaching

Work in Progress

"Keeping up with the Joneses? Perceptions of Social Mobility and Economic Opportunity within Local Knowledge Economies across Germany" with Marius Busemeyer (under review)

Group Heuristics and Omnibus Policies: How Benefits to the “Average American” Explain Public Support for the Farm Bill” with Stephen Ansolabehere (under review)

"Economic Geography and Education Spending: How the Local Economy Shapes Public Preferences"

“Information Provision and Support for Inheritance Taxation: Evidence from Representative Survey Experiments in Germany” with Guido Schwerdt & Luna Bellani

“Spatial Inequality and Fiscal Conservatism in America”, with Nils Röper and Alexander Trubowitz

Published Work

Bellani. L, Berriochoa, K. M., & Fabella, V. M. (2023). Social Mobility and Education Policy: A District Level Analysis of Legislative Behavior. Socio-Economic Review, Vol.00, No.0, 1–39.(Online).

Berriochoa, K. M. (2022). The Effect of Ethnic and Racial Diversity on School Funding across the Urban-Rural Divide. Journal of Education Finance, 47(3), 275-295. (Online). 

Goirizelaia, M., & Berriochoa, K. (2019). News from the Old Country: Media Consumption by the Basque Diaspora in the United States. Communication & Society, 32(3).  (Online).

Chan, C. S. & Berriochoa, K., (2015). Psychology of Asian Americans. In Integrating  Multiculturalism and Intersectionality Into the Psychology Curriculum: Strategies for Instructors. Ed. Jasmine Mena & Kathryn Quina. American Psychological Association, 2019. 89-103. Print.

Berriochoa, K., (2014) “Saving Euskara: The Basque Language Renaissance.” Becoming Basque: Ethnic Heritage of Boise’s Grove Street. Ed. John Bieter, Dave Lachiondo, John Ysursa, Larry Burke, Patty Miller, & Todd Shallat. Investigate Boise Community Research Series, Vol. 5. Boise State University, 2014. 30-48. Print & Online

Wampler, B., Lewis, R., & Berriochoa, K., (2013) “Engaging Citizens to Expand Accountability,” In Accountability in Context. Ed. Peter Spink, Jacqueline Brigagao, and Gonzalo Delamaza. Sao Paulo: Editora da FGV, 2013. 33-60. Print.

Berriochoa, K., (2014) “Saving Euskara: The Basque language renaissance.” The Blue Review: Popular Scholarship in the Public Interest. Boise State University. Read here.  

Policy Research

Evaluation of Digital Library Access in Public Health Departments 

Fall 2017. National Network of Libraries of Medicine. 

In this project, I coordinated and conducted qualitative interviews of users of the Public Health Digital Library in Portland, Oregon. I oversaw the development of assessment measures, primary data collection (qualitative interviews) and rigorous data analysis (driven by research methods and goals), including coding of interview transcripts and analysis of emerging themes. The final product included a published report of evaluation results and policy recommendations.

Fall 2019. National Network of Libraries of Medicine. 

As lead researcher, I coordinated and conducted qualitative interviews of public health practitioners and administrators in local health districts in Colorado and Oregon. The final product included a published report of evaluation results and policy recommendations to improve access to peer-reviewed research in local public health districts. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) was also used in this analysis. 


Politics & Public Administration, University of Konstanz

Economics, UMass Boston

Global Comparative Public Administration, UMass Boston

Public Affairs, UMass Boston

Basque, New England Basque Club