Julien Picard

Julien Picard

PhD candidate in Environmental Economics

Department of Geography and Environment

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English, French
Key Expertise
Behavioural & Experimental Economics, Environmental Economics

About me

In 2014, Julien passed the competitive exam to enter Ecole Normale Superieure of Paris-Saclay, where he obtained a BSc. in Economics. After an internship at the Technical University of Berlin as a research assistant, Julien was awarded a BSc. in applied Mathematics from University Paris XI in 2017. Julien received an MSc. in Economics from University of Paris-Saclay in 2018, where he focused on decision theory and econometrics. From October 2018 to April 2019, Julien worked as a research assistant in the experimental economic laboratory of Paris. In 2019, Julien was awarded a LSE studentship and joined the PhD in Environmental Economics at the LSE.

Julien’s PhD work focuses on designing and assessing policy tools to foster the adoption of practices in line with the circular economy. Julien is particularly interested in the role of consumers, be it through their reactions to behavioural interventions or through their influence on the decisions of other economic actors. Julien also works on assessing the efficacy of more traditional policy instruments when applied in the context of the waste economy.

Research interests

  • Behavioural interventions and their spillover effects
  • Microeconomic theory
  • Waste economy

Circular economy

Skills: Python, R, z-Tree, PsychoPy, Qualtrics 

Scholarships and awards: LSE Studentship (2019)

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Expertise Details

Economic theory; Consumers waste generation behaviour; Behavioural spillovers; Waste economy and innovation