Kristina Bishop

Kristina Bishop is a Research Fellow with the Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School, specializing in the analysis of social networks within legal institutions. Her research has broad applications, including legal innovation diffusion, diversity dynamics, and litigation outcomes.

As a Niemi Fellow with the George Bush Institute, she contributed to the creation of a pioneering ranking system assessing innovation efficiencies in U.S. universities and conducted research on innovation determinates.

Her economics research included modeling household recovery speeds from income shocks and the role of cultural outcomes on intergenerational mobility.

Research Interests

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Innovation
  • Social Networks and Legal Institutions
  • Family Economics


Southern Methodist University | Dallas, TX
Ph.D. in Economics | Aug 2017 - May 2023

Brigham Young University | Provo, UT
M.S. in Statistics | Sept 2015 - June 2017
B.S. in Mathematics Education | Sept 2010 - June 2015


Empirical Legal Studies Research Fellow | BYU Law School
Sept 2020 - February 2023

George W. Bush Institute | Albert W. Niemi Center for Economic Growth and Leadership Development Fellow | January 2019 - Jan 2020