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Elizabeth Linos

Behavioral Insights Team, North America
VP, Head of Research and Evaluation
Cambridge, MA
Elizabeth is Vice President and Head of Research and Evaluation at BIT North America. Her research centers on how to improve government performance, with a specific focus on recruiting, retaining and motivating public servants. She has led a series of projects on city-level innovation, as part of the “What Works Cities” initiative, as well as organizational behavior projects with the police, teachers, social workers and other civil servants. Elizabeth 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. Prior to working with the Behavioral Insights Team, Elizabeth worked in government, as a policy advisor to the Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou, and in research design and implementation, with the Poverty Action Lab in Bangladesh, France and Morocco.