Department of Government, Harvard University
Michael J. Hiscox is the Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs in the Department of Government, Harvard University. At Harvard, he is the Director of the Sustainability, Transparency, Accountability Research (STAR) Lab and a member of the Behavioural Insights Group at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership. He is also a faculty associate at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and the Harvard University Center for the Environment.
While on leave from Harvard between 2015 and 2017, Professor Hiscox was the founding Director of the Behavioural Economics Team (BETA) in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australian Government. He continues to serve as an adviser to BETA. Professor Hiscox has written two books and numerous articles for leading scholarly journals. Working with governments, non-profit organisations, and corporations, he has designed and implemented randomised trials to evaluate a wide range of government policies, company initiatives, and programs administered by non-profit organisations in the United States, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Ghana, Nigeria, and Cote d’Ivoire.
Professor Hiscox received his Bachelor of Economics (First Class) from the University of Sydney in 1989 and his PhD in Government from Harvard University in 1997.