Iris Bohnet
Academic Dean, Harvard Kennedy School
Professor of Public Policy
Director, Women and Public Policy Program

Professor Bohnet is 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. 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 U.S., Europe, India, and the Middle East. 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 Swiss citizen, Bohnet received her PhD in Economics from the University of Zurich and spent a year as a research fellow at the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley. She is married to Michael Zurcher, and she and her husband have two children. VIEW FULL BIO