Christian Krekel

Research Affiliate

London School of Economics

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

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

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

For his work, he has been awarded the Young Economist Award (FEEM Award) by the European Economic Association.

Chrstian Krekel joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in September 2020.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12720
published in: Behavioural Public Policy, 2020, 4(2), 126–165
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7691
published as 'How Natural Disasters Can Affect Environmental Concerns, Risk Aversion, and Even Politics: Evidence from Fukushima and Three European Countries' in: Journal of Population Economics, 2015, 28(4), 1137-1180
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