Elizabeth Linos
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Elizabeth Linos
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Dr. Elizabeth Linos is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. The majority of her research focuses on how to improve government by focusing on its people and the services they deliver. Specifically, her studies consider how we can improve diversity in recruitment and selection, how to reduce burnout at work, and how different work environments affect performance and motivation in government. In her research on behavioral public administration, she also studies how to use low-cost interventions to reduce administrative burdens that low-income households face when interacting with their government. This research has been highlighted in various academic journals and media outlets including the New York Times, The Economist, the BBC, NPR, Slate, and the Harvard Business Review. As the former VP and Head of Research and Evaluation at the Behavioral Insights Team in North America, she worked with government agencies in the US and the UK to improve programs using behavioral science and to build capacity around rigorous evaluation. Prior to this role, Dr. Linos worked directly in government as a policy advisor to the Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou, focusing on social innovation and public sector reform.