Behavioural Insights

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Behavioural economics looks at how social, cognitive and emotional factors influence the economic decisions of citizens, firms and institutions. The GGKP Behavioural Insights Research Committee explores the state of and gaps in the area of behavioral economics research in order to better support further research in this area that will help design robust policies and interventions (sometimes called “nudges”) for instigating pro green growth behavior among key societal stakeholders.

Committee Members

Benjamin Mattaondo Banda (Co-chair) - United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
Sara Castro (Co-chair) - 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP)
Francisco Alpízar - Environment for Development (EfD)
Tadele Ferede - University of Addis Ababa
Lori Foster - North Carolina State University
Kathryn Janda - University of Oxford
Nina Mazar - World Bank
Maren Koehlmann - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Shakespear Mudombi - Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)
Mohan Munasinghe - GGKP Advisory Committee member
Luis Mundaca - International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE)
Pham Khanh Nam - University of Economics Ho Chi Min City
Faisal Naru - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Bibhu Prasad Nayak - The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Zeenat Niazi - Development Alternatives Group
Marisol Rivera Planter - Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático (INECC)
Nora Steurer - UN Environment
Massimo Tavoni - Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
Kevin Urama - GGKP Advisory Committee member
Claire Walsh - The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
Julia Wandke - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH


A full list of resources on green growth and behavioural insights can be accessed through the GGKP's "Consumption" and "Cities" theme page or through the GGKP's resource library on "Consumption" and "Cities".