Michael J. Hiscox is the Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs in the Department of Government, Harvard University. At Harvard he is the Co-Director of the Sustainability, Transparency, Accountability Research (STAR) Lab and a member of the Behavioral 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.
Professor Hiscox is currently on leave from Harvard, serving as founding Director of the Behavioural Economics Team (BETA) in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australian Government.
He received his Bachelor of Economics (First Class) from the University of Sydney and his PhD from Harvard University. His research has examined international trade and immigration policy, economic development, global supply chains, corporate responsibility and sustainability initiatives, and policies addressing economic, social, and public health issues in several countries. He has written two books and numerous articles for leading scholarly journals. Working with governments, non-profit organizations, and corporations, he has designed and implemented randomized trials to evaluate a range of government policies, company initiatives, and programs administered by non-profit organizations in the United States, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Ghana, and Cote d’Ivoire.