Sheheryar Banuri


I am a behavioral economist and an expert on motivation and incentives, behavior, and public policy. I am currently an Associate Professor in the School of Economics at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. My work has provided policy guidance to the governments of Indonesia, the Philippines, and Burkina Faso. My work has been published in academic journals such as Social Science and Medicine, the European Economic Review, the World Bank Economic Review, and Social Choice and Welfare (among others). I am a coauthor of the World Bank’s World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society, and Behavior, and an author of Good Decisions for Strange Situations.

I was born in Boston, MA in 1979, grew up in Karachi, Pakistan, and then returned to the US for higher education, before settling into his current home in the UK. I spent 7 years in the private sector (AT&T), 4 years in the public sector (World Bank), and 5 years (so far) in academia. I currently live in Norwich, UK. I hold a PhD in Public policy and political economy from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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