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Elizabeth LinosHarvard, Kennedy School of Government.

areas of expertise
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Program Evaluation
  • Public Management
  • Stereotyping, Prejudice & Discrimination
  • Civil Servants
  • Motivation and Performance
  • Diversity in the Workplace, Recruitment and Retention
  • PhD, Public Policy, Harvard University
  • BA,¬†Government and Economics,¬†Harvard University

Elizabeth Linos is the Emma Bloomberg Associate Professor for Public Policy and Management and Faculty Director of The People Lab at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Her research focuses on how to improve government by focusing on its people. Specifically, her studies consider how we can improve diversity in recruitment and selection, and how different work environments affect performance and motivation in government. As the former VP and Head of Research and Evaluation at the Behavioral Insights Team in North America, she worked with city governments across the US to improve programs using behavioral science and to build capacity around rigorous evaluation. Prior to this role, Elizabeth was a policy advisor to the Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou, focusing on social innovation and public sector reform. She has also worked for the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), evaluating and designing innovative social programs in Bangladesh, Morocco, and France. Dr. Linos holds a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University, where she also completed her A.B. in Government and Economics, magna cum laude with highest honors.

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