Founded in 2014 by Dan White, Dr. Rob Metcalfe and Professor Bob Hahn, we are a unique blend of academic prowess and real-world commercial application.
Rob and Dan were responsible for some of the UK’s earliest applied behavioural economics research, which led to mainstream interest. In 2014 we decided to take this to a company level to develop our innovations and to help make the world a better place.
Jesper has extensive experience running randomised control trials, particularly with a focus on behavioural change. He has worked on a range of topics, from food security to trade. Jesper holds a Master of Public Affairs from Brown University and an M.Phil in Economics from the University of Oxford.
Bob is a prominent economist and leader in policy research in law and economics, regulation, and antitrust. He is a Visiting Professor and was formerly the Director of Economics at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford. Bob previously served as a member of the U.S. Commission for Evidence-Based Policymaking.
Rob is an experimental innovator and a renowned behavioural economist. His work has improved lives and increased revenues for households, organisations, and governments. He is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Boston University.
Dan is a behavioural expert with extensive experience of delivering successful RCTs and field experiments to the benefit of communities.
John is the Homer J. Livingston Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. He focuses his research on using economic theory and empirical to further economic science.
Diane is the Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge and former Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester. She is a member of the Natural Capital Committee, a Fellow of the Office for National Statistics, and a researcher at the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence. She specialises in the economics of new technologies, markets and competition policy.
Manu leads research projects and conducts data analytics for The Behaviouralist. He specializes in the design, implementation, and analysis of behavioural change interventions in areas ranging from education to public health and labour markets. Manu holds a Master of Public Affairs from Brown University.
Eddy is a Senior Researcher and Economist at the Behaviouralist and a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation. He completed his PhD in Economics at the London School of Economics. His research interests include public economics and development economics. Eddy is also head of our data science team and conducts a large portion of our experimental and econometric evaluations.
Sam is a microeconomist and a recovering journalist. In addition to his research work, he is responsible for the editorial tone and content of The Behaviouralist's outputs, and for articles written for third party publications. He holds a bachelors degree from the University of York, and an M.Phil in Economics from the University of Oxford.
Jay holds an MSc (Distinction) in Organisational and Social Psychology from the London School of Economics. She is a key researcher for The Behaviouralist, and assists Prof Robert Hahn and Professor Robert Metcalfe on a daily basis.
Lee-Ann had a distinguished 24-year career in the United States Air Force, retiring with the rank of Colonel. She now applies her extensive experience as a programme/project director to the challenges of transitioning to a low-carbon economy. Lee-Ann has an MSc from London Business School and an MSc (Distinction) in Global Energy and Climate Policy from SOAS, University of London.
Olivia ensures the smooth running of executive and business operations at The Behaviouralist by
providing dependable administrative support. She holds a BSc in Economic History from the London
School of Economics.
Ian specialises in cognitive psychology, behavioural economics and eye tracking. He looks to understand micro decision processes and has applied this in retail, social marketing and customer experience for over 15 years. He has an MA in Psychology from Edinburgh and an MSc in Cognition and Decision Sciences from UCL.
Jodi is the visual designer at The Behaviouralist – she creates the illustrations and visual components used in experiments, and collaborates with the UX team and brand development. She’s currently completing a master's degree in Character Animation from the University of Arts London.
Matt provides critical support to research projects. He’s currently pursuing a Master’s in
Behaviour Change at UCL where he focuses on applying insights from behavioural
economics to health, transport, and consumer decisions. He previously completed his
undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Portsmouth.
Alina provides a legal lens on the activities of the company. She is an LLB (Hons) Law Graduate and has multi-jurisdictional legal experience including with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts. She holds a certification in Intellectual Property Law from Seoul National University and is a recipient of the Allen & Overy prize in International Economic Law at City University.