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By-Fellow and Tutor

Dr Sheheryar Banuri is currently a By-Fellow and Tutor at Hughes Hall, and Associate Professor of Economics at the University of East Anglia. He is a pioneer in the field of behavioural development economics, and an expert in human motivation and incentive design.

He has nearly two decades of research experience in behavioural development economics and policy design. His work has provided policy guidance to government agencies across the world. He routinely consults with multilateral organizations such as the World Bank, the UN, and GIZ. His work has been published in leading academic journals, and he is a co-author of the World Bank’s influential World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society, and Behaviour. He is also the author of Good Decisions for Strange Situations and The Decisive Mind (Hodder and Stoughton).

His research is based on human decision-making using a combination of lab and field experiments across the world. His expertise has enabled him to uncover valuable insights on human behaviour and share them through various channels, including publications in leading academic journals, policy briefs for governments, and books on behavioral science topics.