Varun Gauri is a Senior Economist at the World Bank, where he co-heads the Mind, Behavior, and Development Unit (eMBeD). He co-directed 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, and has been a member of the World Economic Forum Council on Behavior and the Board of the Behavioral Economics Action Research Centre at the University of Toronto. He holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D from Princeton University.