||Dr Christian KREKEL|
Tel: 020 7107 5317
Room/Desk: LSE CON 3.12
Expertise: Behavioural Economics, Wellbeing, Policy and Programme Evaluation, Applied Microeconometrics, Applied Panel Analysis, Spatial Analysis
Biography:I am an Assistant Professor in Behavioural Science in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, London School of Economics. I am also a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics, and at the Wellbeing Research Centre, University of Oxford.
I am an applied economist: my research fields are behavioural economics and wellbeing, policy and programme evaluation, and applied panel and spatial analysis. I obtained my PhD in Economics from the Paris School of Economics.
My research looks at how our environment affects our lives – specifically our behaviour, health, and (ultimately) our wellbeing. I am also interested in using nudges to increase pro-environmental behaviour. My work is aimed at improving evidence-based policy on how to improve these outcomes in a cost-effective manner. I am a frequent advisor to international organisations such as the World Bank or the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). I also advise national governments, for example, on how to use wellbeing data for policy analysis and appraisal.
For my work, I have been awarded the Young Economist Award (FEEM Award) by the European Economic Association.
- PhD in Economics, Paris School of Economics
- MSc in Economic History, London School of Economics
- MSc in Economics (Distinction), Trinity College Dublin
- Young Economist Award (FEEM Award), European Economic Association
Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:
- Dolan, P., G. Kavetsos, C. Krekel, D. Mavridis, R. Metcalfe, C. Senik, S. Szymanski, and N. R. Ziebarth, “Quantifying the intangible impact of the Olympics using subjective well-being data,” Journal of Public Economics, 177, 1-14, 2019.
- Krekel, C., and A. Zerrahn, "Does the presence of wind turbines have negative externalities for people in their surroundings? Evidence from well-being data," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 82, 221-238, 2017.
- Krekel, C., J. Kolbe, and H. Wüstemann, "The greener, the happier? The effect of urban land use on residential well-being," Ecological Economics, 121, 117-127, 2016.