Iris Bohnet

Professor of Public Policy
Director
Women and Public Policy Program
Academic Dean
Academic Dean's Office
Office Address
Littauer-320
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 20
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-495-5605
Email: iris_bohnet@harvard.edu
Assistant
Michael Blackmore (617-496-1074)
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Iris Bohnet, Professor of Public Policy, is the Academic Dean of Harvard Kennedy School and the director of the Women and Public Policy Program at HKS. She is also an associate director of the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory and the faculty chair of the executive program Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century for the World Economic Forums Young Global Leaders. A behavioral economist combining insights from economics and psychology, her research focuses on questions of trust and decision-making, often with a gender or cross-cultural perspective. Professor Bohnet teaches decision-making, negotiation and gender in public policy and leadership in degree and executive programs, and has been engaged in the teaching, training and consulting of private and public sector leaders in the United States, Europe, India and the Middle East.

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Research

For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the Harvard Kennedy School Research Report Online.

Selected Publication Citations:

  • Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
    • Bohnet, Iris, Benedikt Herrmann, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Trust and the Reference Points for Trustworthiness in Gulf and Western Countries." Quarterly Journal of Economics 125.2 (May 2010): 811-828.
  • HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
    • Bohnet, Iris, Benedikt Herrmann, Mohamad Al-Ississ, Andrea Robbett, Khalid Al-Yahia, and Richard Zeckhauser. "The Elasticity of Trust: How to Promote Trust in the Arab Middle East and the United States." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-031, June 2010.