The creative academic
Sheheryar is a behavioral economist and an expert on motivation and incentives, behavior, and public policy. He has made contributions in several areas, including labor, health, education, and finance. His policy work has provided guidance to the governments of Indonesia, the Philippines, and Burkina Faso.
His work has been published in leading academic journals such as Social Science and Medicine, the European Economic Review, the World Bank Economic Review, and Social Choice and Welfare (among others). He has been interviewed about his work by a number of news outlets, both in the UK and internationally (including the BBC and Sky News).
He has authored a number of policy briefs and is coauthor of the World Bank’s World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society, and Behavior, and the author of Good Decisions for Strange Situations.
He has given talks at various international organizations, including the OECD, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, the FCDO (UK), the German Evaluation Institute (Deval), and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). He has served as consultant to organizations such as the World Bank, and to governments such as Indonesia and Burkina Faso.
Sheheryar lives in Norwich, UK, with his wife, daughter, and cat. He is currently working on his second book "The Decisive Mind" (coming in 2023) and is revising his working papers. He is an avid gamer, and enjoys hiking and team sports.