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Data + Donuts // Jessica Lasky-Fink on Data-Driven Public Service Delivery

Friday, April 19, 2024, 10:30am - 11:30am
Open to the public, Presentation,

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Jessica Lasky-Fink is Research Director at The People Lab, a program of the Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University. Her research uses insights from behavioral science to improve the delivery of government services and programs, with a focus on the social safety net. At The People Lab, Lasky-Fink helps lead a team that aims to empower the public sector by producing cutting-edge research on the people of government and the communities they are called to serve. They use evidence from public management and insights from behavioral science to help strengthen the government workforce, improve resident-government interactions, and reimagine evidence-based policymaking.

At this session of Data + Donuts, Lasky-Fink will discuss The People Lab's ongoing projects and their innovative approach to public service research.

This event will be held in a hybrid format. Register to receive a link to join via Zoom. In-person attendees can join us in Wexner 434. Those without an HUID may enter via the Wexner security desk after showing a photo ID. View a map of campus.

Data + Donuts features researchers and practitioners speaking about how they use data in their work, and on issues of data and society. We welcome those from the HKS community and beyond to share knowledge, discussion, and donuts. Explore the full list of past speakers. Video recordings are available upon request.

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Alessandra Seiter