Sanchayan  Banerjee

Sanchayan Banerjee

PhD in Environmental Economics and LSE Eden SoTL Fellow

Department of Geography and Environment

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Wednesdays 15.00-17.00
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Key Expertise
Environmental and resource economics, Behavioural economics

About me

Sanchayan Banerjee is a doctoral researcher in behavioural and environmental economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a fellow of LSE Educational Enhancement Centre, and a Visiting Fellow in School of Politics and Economics at King’s College London. He will be joining Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam as an Assistant Professor in Environmental Economics in September 2022.

Sanchayan has developed the economic and psychological theory of Nudge+. He uses nudge+ to engage citizens in nudges to promote better behaviours, such as low carbon diets, lower food waste, improved vaccine uptake, donations to pro-social charities, et cetera. He has been awarded many prestigious scholarships and grants for his current research, namely the LSE Robert and Dilys Rawson doctoral scholarship, the Knowledge, and Exchange Impacts award for outreach of Nudge Plus, the RGS-IBG Frederick Soddy postgraduate award. He is part of a research team that has been recently awarded a British Academy Grant for Covid19 recovery.

His work has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals such as the journals of Behavioural Public Policy, Behavioural Public Administration and Games. In the last three years, Sanchayan has reached out to over 450 policymakers globally to help them adapt in how to Nudge+. Sanchayan regularly interacts with different stakeholders to help them improve their practices such as Scotland Zero Waste, Fife Council, Live Nation Entertainment.

Research interests

Nudge theory, Behavioural Economics, Experimental Economics, Environmental Economics, Economics of Climate Change.

Job Market Paper

Choice Architecture 2.0? Embedding reflection in behavioural cues to promote sustainable diets. Read paper

View Sanchayan's CV.

Academic supervisors 

Prof Susana Mourato (Primary)
Dr Matteo Galizzi (Secondary)
Prof Peter John (Secondary)


Expertise Details

Environmental and resource economics; Behavioural economics



Sanchayan has been awarded the LSE 2021 Class Teacher Award and LSE 2020 Highly Commended Class Teacher Award for his teaching practises. He is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is working towards FHEA (expected by December 2021). Sanchayan has completed the professional development course for external examiners. He has taught on the following courses:

GY121: Sustainable Development (LT 2021,2022)

GY222: Applied Environmental Economics (MT 2018, MT 2021)

GY329: Applied Economics of Environment and Development (LT 2019,2020,2021,2022)

GY428: Applied Quantitative Methods (MT 2019, 2020, 2021)

EC240: Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development (ST 2019, 2021)

LSE Changemaker Supervisor (2020/21): Supervised Ms. Aleksandra Furmanek (LSE BSc Economics, Year 2) and Ms. Kristina Sosnina (LSE MSc Management, Year 1).

Sanchayan has performed additional examining duties (marking) for GY473: Economic Development and the Environment and GY209: The Economic Geography and Trade, Production and Development.


Banerjee, S., Galizzi, M.M., Hortala-Vallve, R. (2021)  Trusting the Trust Game: An External Validity Analysis with a UK Representative SampleGames 2021, 12, 66.

Banerjee, S. ., Savani, M., & Shreedhar, G. (2021). Public support for ‘soft’ versus ‘hard’ public policies: Review of the evidenceJournal of Behavioral Public Administration4(2).

Banerjee, S., & John, P. (2021). Nudge plus: Incorporating reflection into behavioral public policyBehavioural Public Policy, 1-16. doi:10.1017/bpp.2021.6

Banerjee, S. (2021) Rethinking the Origin of the Behavioural Policy Cube With Nudge Plus. Chapter in Behavioral-Based Interventions for Improving Public Policies

Banerjee, S. (2020) Can Nudge Plus help us encourage sustainable pro-social behaviour change?. Blog post. 

Banerjee, S. (2020) Popular Paternalism: Has a Pandemic turned people towards authoritarianism. Blog post. 

Banerjee, S. (2020) Reviving reciprocity to tackle behavioural anomalies during COVID19? Blog post.