Fernando Hoces BITSS CatalystPublic Policy

Fernando Hoces de la Guardia is an Assistant Project Scientist with the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS), leading the development of a broad agenda for transparency and reproducibility for policy analysis. He also conducts meta-research (research on research) focused on identifying and promoting best practices for transparency and reproducibility in research. He has supported several BITSS-led trainings in the past.

Fernando did his PhD in Public Policy at RAND where his dissertation focused on increasing the transparency and reproducibility of policy analysis as a way to strengthen connections between policy and evidence. Before his PhD, he studied economics (U. of Chile BA and Masters + UPenn MA) and worked in public policy conducting impact evaluations and economic analysis of various social policies