About Us

About Us

The Berkeley People Lab aims to transform the public sector, by producing cutting-edge research on the people in government and the communities they serve. We collaborate with governments and other stakeholders to co-design and evaluate strategies that can:

  • Strengthen the public-sector workforce, 
  • Improve public service delivery, and
  • Foster an engaged democracy.

  Our team brings together public management scholars, behavioral economists, political scientists and public policy experts, who are committed to evidence-based policy making, and who use rigorous quantitative, qualitative, and experimental methods to better understand what works. In each case, projects are co-designed with partners in order to ensure that any innovations are feasible in the short term and scalable in the future.