Biography

Javier Fuenzalida

Javier Fuenzalida

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (People in Government Lab)

Javier Fuenzalida is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the People in Government Lab. His research focuses on public administration and policy, mainly studying civil service reforms, government performance management, and public servants’ attitudes and behaviour. He teaches courses on public management and policy, research methods and applied statistics, and performance management.

The research projects Javier works on and leads regularly involve close collaboration with public agencies and international organisations such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF. Recent initiatives inquire into telework in the public sector, government occupations’ automation potential, and subnational governments’ management and finance.

Javier completed his PhD in Public Administration and Policy at the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University, and holds an MA in Management and Public Policy and a BSc in Industrial Engineering from the University of Chile. He is also an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Chile (on leave) and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Public Systems at the University of Chile’s Industrial Engineering Department. Before joining Oxford, he was Board Member of the Chilean Society of Public Policy and Assistant Director of the National Center for Public Performance at Rutgers University’s School of Public Affairs and Administration.