Dr Christian Krekel

Dr Christian Krekel

Assistant Professor in Behavioural Science

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

+44(0)20 7107 5317
Room No
CON 3.12
Office Hours
Fridays, 5.00pm to 7.00pm
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Key Expertise
Behavioural Economics, Wellbeing

About me

I am an Assistant Professor in Behavioural Science in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, London School of Economics. I am also a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics, and at the Wellbeing Research Centre, University of Oxford.

I am an applied economist: my research fields are behavioural economics and wellbeing, policy and programme evaluation, and applied panel and spatial analysis. I obtained my PhD in Economics from the Paris School of Economics. 

My research looks at how our environment affects our lives – specifically our behaviour, health, and (ultimately) our wellbeing. I am also interested in using nudges to increase pro-environmental behaviour. My work is aimed at improving evidence-based policy on how to improve these outcomes in a cost-effective manner. I am a frequent advisor to international organisations such as the World Bank or the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). I also advise national governments, for example, on how to use wellbeing data for policy analysis and appraisal.

For my work, I have been awarded the Young Economist Award (FEEM Award) by the European Economic Association.

Expertise Details

Behavioural Economics; Wellbeing; Policy and Programme Evaluation; Applied Microeconometrics; Applied Panel Analysis; Spatial Analysis


Young Economist Award (FEEM Award) by European Economic Association