Sanchayan Banerjee

Sanchayan Banerjee
The London School of Economics and Political Science | LSE · Department of Geography and Environment

PhD (expected July 2022)
Incoming Assistant Professor '22, Vrije University (IVM) Amsterdam. Fellow @LSE Eden Centre @Kings's SPE @AdvanceHE

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Introduction
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+, the RGS-IBG, BA grant.

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Adopting low-carbon diets is important to meet our climate goals. Prior experimental evidence suggests green nudges help people adopt such diets, more so when they are encouraged to think through them. In this paper, we re-evaluate this role of reflection in a “social norm" nudge to promote intentions for climate-friendly diets in the United Kingdo...
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Behavioural public policy is increasingly interested in scaling-up experimental insights to deliver systemic changes. Recent evidence shows some forms of individual behaviour change, such as nudging, are limited in scale. We argue, we can scale up individual behaviour change by accounting for nuanced social complexities in which human responses to...
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Nudges have been increasingly deployed to deliver climate policies in the last decade. Recent evidence shows nudges are hard to scale–up. So can we use nudges more effectively, or should we rely on other tools of behaviour change? We argue that reflective strategies can enhance nudges by encouraging agency and ownership in citizens. We test this by...
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Using a nationally representative sample of 1052 respondents from the United Kingdom, we systematically tested the associations between the experimental trust game and a range of popular self-reported measures for trust, such as the General Social Survey (GSS) and the Rosenberg scale for self-reported trust. We find that, in our UK representative s...
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This article reviews the literature on public support for ‘soft’ versus ‘hard’ policy instruments for behaviour change, and the factors that drive such preferences. Soft policies typically include ‘moral suasion’ and educational campaigns, and more recently behavioural public policy approaches like nudges. Hard policy instruments, such as laws and...
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Nudge plus is a modification of the toolkit of behavioral public policy. It incorporates an element of reflection – the plus – into the delivery of a nudge, either blended in or made proximate. Nudge plus builds on recent work combining heuristics and deliberation. It may be used to design prosocial interventions that help preserve the autonomy of...
Chapter
This chapter goes beyond classic nudges in introducing public policy practitioners and researchers worldwide to a wide range of behavioural change interventions like boosts, thinks, and nudge pluses. These policy tools, much like their classic nudge counterpart, are libertarian, internality targeting and behaviourally informed policies that lie at...
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This chapter goes beyond classic nudges in introducing public policy practitioners and researchers worldwide to a wide range of behavioural change interventions like boosts, thinks, and nudge pluses. These policy tools, much like their classic nudge counterpart, are libertarian, internality targeting and behaviourally informed policies that lie at...
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We outline a modified version of behaviour change called nudge plus, which incorporates an element of reflection as part of the delivery of a nudge. Nudge plus builds on recent work advocating educative nudges and boosts. Its argument turns on seminal work on dual systems that presents a more subtle relationship between fast and slow thinking than...

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Going beyond Nudges