Ganga is an Executive LSE Fellow in Behavioural Science. Prior to joining the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Sciences, Ganga completed a PhD in Environmental Economics and a Masters in Public Administration at the LSE, where she also taught Environmental Economics, Consumer Behaviour, Introductory Economics and Experimental Methods at the LSE. She is interested in understanding what individual and situational factors motivate people to cooperate in social dilemmas and conserve the natural environment, and conversely protect themselves from environmental risks, like air pollution.
Currently, she is working on how to design interventions - especially the role of information, nudges and incentives - to promote pro-environmental behaviour and any unintended behavioral spillovers they may result in. She is also interested in how people understand and make strategic decisions when faced of complex global environmental problems, like climate change and the sixth mass extinction. Prior to academia, she worked with policy-makers and researchers in India, Nepal, China and Tajikistan on agricultural development and food security policy as a Research Analyst at the International Food Policy Research Institute’s New Delhi Office.