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I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. I am also a Research Fellow of the Centre for Public Systems at the University of Chile’s Industrial Engineering Department.

My research focuses on public administration and policy, mainly studying civil service reforms, government performance management, and public servants’ attitudes and behavior.

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

I teach courses on public management and policy, research methods and applied statistics, and performance management.

I completed my Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy at the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University (Fulbright fellow) and hold an MA in Management and Public Policy and a BSc in Industrial Engineering from the University of Chile.

Previously, I was a Board Member of the Chilean Society of Public Policy and the Assistant Director of the National Center for Public Performance at Rutgers University’s School of Public Affairs and Administration.

My research has been published by or is forthcoming in Oxford Review of Economic Policy, International Public Management JournalReview of Public Personnel Administration, Revista del CLAD Reforma y Democracia, the Inter-American Development Bank, and UNICEF-Chile.

Recent publications

  • Fuenzalida, J., Gutiérrez, L., Fernández, A. & González, P. (2022). Red tape and burnout of public service managers: Evidence form a survey experiment of school principals (BSG-WP-2022/45). Oxford: Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford [BSG working paper]
  • Ali, A., Alvarez, L. Riccetto, P., del Carpio, P., El Nouchi, E., Fuenzalida, J., Gómez, M., Hein, A., Molina, O. & Williams, M. (2022). Questioning Hierarchies: Senior Leaders’ Views on How Global Civil Services Changed During the Pandemic (Policy Report July 2022). Oxford: People in Government Lab, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford [pdf]
  • Gómez, M., Riccetto, P., Iocco, P. & Fuenzalida, J. (2022). Addressing Challenges to Remote and Hybrid Working in Public Organisations (Policy Report June 2022). Oxford: People in Government Lab, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford [pdf]
  • Pizarro, X., Pliscoff, C., Fuenzalida, J. & Alvarado, E. (2021). Propuestas para una Política de Teletrabajo en el Estado de Chile (Serie Sistemas Públicos Edición Especial). Santiago: Centro de Sistemas Públicos, Ingeniería Industrial, Universidad de Chile [pdf]
  • Roseth, B, Fuenzalida, J., Suárez, F. & Salas, R. (2021). How ready is the civil service for digital transformation: Evidence from a survey o civil servants in Chile. In, M. Porrúa, M. Lafuente, E. Mosqueira, B. Roseth & A. M. Reyes, Digital Transformation and Public Employment: The Future of Government Work (pp. 121-173). Washington D.C.: Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) [pdf]