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

Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Programme Management Officer, Economics Division, UN Environment
Director and Senior Research Fellow, Center for Central America, EfD
Sustainable Lifestyles Programme Officer, Economics Division, UN Environment
Deputy Center Director, Senior Research Fellow, EfD Center in Ethiopia/EEPFE
Professor of industrial-organizational psychology, North Carolina State University
Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Economist, Behavioral Science Unit of World Bank
Sustainable Growth Economist, Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)
Founder Chairman, Munasinghe Institute for Development
Associate Professor and Director of Doctoral Studies, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE), Lund University
Vice-Dean, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City
Senior Economic Advisor, OECD
Associate Professor at Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS)
Vice-President, Development Alternatives
Deputy Director, Sectoral and regional models, National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change
Associate Programme Officer, Economics Division, 10YFP and United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
Associate Professor, School of Management of Politecnico di Milano
Coordinator, Climate Change Mitigation Programme, FEEM
Senior Advisor to the President of the African Development Bank
Environment & Energy Sector Manager, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), MIT


Webinar: Behavioural Insights - Changing Human Behaviour for Green Growth


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".