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 Working Group explores the state of and gaps in the area of behavioural 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 behaviour among key societal stakeholders.


Committee Members

Economic Affairs OfficerUnited Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
Programme Management OfficerUnited Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
Director and Senior Research Fellow, Center for Central America
Programme OfficerUnited Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
Deputy Center Director, Senior Research FellowEnvironment for Development Initiative (EfD)
Professor of industrial-organizational psychologyNorth Carolina State University
Senior Research FellowUniversity of Oxford
AdvisorGerman Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Economist, Behavioral Science UnitWorld Bank Group
Sustainable Growth EconomistTrade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)
Founder ChairmanMunasinghe Institute for Development
Professor and Research Coordinator on Policy AnalysisLund University
Vice-DeanUniversity of Economics Ho Chi Minh City
Senior Economic AdvisorOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Associate ProfessorTata Institute of Social Science (TISS)
Vice-PresidentDevelopment Alternatives (DA)
Deputy DirectorNational Institute of Ecology and Climate Change (INECC)
Associate Programme OfficerUnited Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
Associate ProfessorSchool of Management of Politecnico di Milano
CoordinatorFondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
Senior AdvisorAfrican Development Bank (AfDB)
ProfessorStellenbosch University
Environment & Energy Sector Manager, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), MIT


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