Varun Gauri

Head of the Global Insights Initiative (GINI) and Senior Economist, Development Research Group
Varun Gauri is Head of the Global Insights Initiative (GINI) and Senior Economist with the Development Research Group of the World Bank. His current research addresses three themes: how to use behavioral insights to enhance development policy, when public agencies comply with human rights orders, and why individuals support public goods. Dr. Gauri was Co-Director of the World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society, and Behavior. He serves on the editorial boards of the journals Behavioral Public Policy and Health and Human Rights, the World Economic Forum Council on Behavior, the Advisory Board of Academics Stand Against Poverty, and is a member of the RSA (London). In addition to over 40 articles and book chapters, he has published the books Courting Social Justice: The Judicial Enforcement of Social and Economics Rights in the Developing World School and School Choice in Chile. His work has been covered in many media outlets, including The New York Times, The Economist, The Washington Post, and The Hindu. He has BA from the University of Chicago and a PhD from Princeton University, and has held positions as Visiting Lecturer in Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics at ILADES in Santiago, Chile.
Tel : +1 202 473 1746


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