Harvard Kennedy School has announced a set of faculty appointments. 

Luis Armona
Assistant Professor of Public Policy

Luis Armona.Luis Armona is an economist whose research interests lie in industrial organization, postsecondary education and college behavior, the economics of information, and how machine learning methods can be used to enhance existing economic models. He has previously worked at Microsoft Research and the New York Federal Reserve. For the 2022-2023 academic year, he will be a post-doctoral fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Luis earned his BA and PhD in economics from Stanford University. He will join HKS from the NBER in 2023.
Eliana La Ferrara
Professor of Public Policy

Eliana La Ferrara.Eliana La Ferrara is an economist who works in development economics and political economics. Her research focuses on the role of social factors and political constraints in economic development. She has studied ethnic diversity, kin structures and social norms, education, and the effects of television on social outcomes. Eliana has also investigated political constraints to development, with a focus on violent conflict in Africa. Eliana holds a degree in economic and social disciplines from Bocconi University and a PhD in economics from Harvard University. She joins HKS from Bocconi University.
Matthew Lee
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Management

Matt Lee.Matt Lee is an organizational scholar whose work advances our understanding of hybrid organizations that simultaneously pursue multiple objectives, including issues of organization design, external evaluation, and innovation. His recent work includes studies of social enterprises, impact investing, nonprofit organizations, and corporate social responsibility. He serves on the editorial review boards at Administrative Science Quarterly and Academy of Management Journal. Matt earned a BA from Pennsylvania State University and a doctorate in management from Harvard Business School. He joins HKS from New York University.
Elizabeth Linos
Emma Bloomberg Associate Professor of Public Policy and Management

Elizabeth Linos.Elizabeth Linos is a public management scholar and behavioral scientist. Her research focuses on how to improve government by focusing on its people and the services they deliver. She studies how to recruit, retain, and support the government workforce; how to reduce administrative burdens that residents face when they interact with public services; and how to integrate evidence-based policymaking into government. She holds an AB in government and economics and a PhD in public policy from Harvard University. She joins HKS from the University of California, Berkeley.
Liz McKenna
Assistant Professor of Public Policy

Liz McKenna.Liz McKenna is a political sociologist who studies how civil society can both enable and constrain democracy. She uses multiple methods—including ethnographic, interview, geospatial, and social network analysis, to study organizations, political power, and social movements in Brazil and the United States. She earned her AB in social studies from Harvard College and her PhD in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. Liz joins HKS from the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University where she was a postdoctoral scholar.
Charles Taylor
Assistant Professor of Public Policy

Charles Taylor.Charles Taylor is an applied economist researching the environment, agriculture, and climate change. He previously held positions at The Earth Partners, a sustainable land investment company, McKinsey & Company, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He is the co-founder of Drylands Natural Resource Centre in Kenya. He received a BA from the University of Virginia and a PhD in sustainable development from Columbia University. He will join HKS in 2023 after a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley.