Dr Sanchayan Banerjee

Visiting Fellow

Department of Geography and Environment

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Key Expertise
Behavioural Science, Environmental Economics, Behavioural Public Policy

About me

Sanchayan Banerjee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Economics at the Institute of Environmental Studies (IVM) in Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is also a visiting fellow of the London School of Economics and King’s College London, and holds a fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in the United Kingdom. Sanchayan is a member of the Steering and Development Committee of the International Behavioural Public Policy Association.

Sanchayan has developed the economic and psychological framework of Nudge+, which he uses to engage citizens in better behaviours, such as climate-friendly diets, lower food waste, decarbonising energy demand, improved vaccine uptake, and donations to charities.  More generally, his research focusses on developing and testing deliberative, citizen-oriented behavioural policies using randomised controlled trials. Sanchayan’s research informs policy across different fields, notably environment and climate change, public health, and social welfare.

Sanchayan regularly interacts with different stakeholders to help them improve their practices, notably Scotland Zero Waste, Fife Council, Live Nation Entertainment, Festival Republic, and the Danish Energy Agency

Sanchayan holds a PhD in Environmental Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.


2022: PhD, Environmental Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.
2021: Post graduate certificate in Higher Education, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.
2018: MSc, Environmental Economics and Climate Change, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.
2017: BA, Economics, Jadavpur University, India.

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Expertise Details

Experimental Economics; Economics of Climate Change; Nudge