Varun Gauri

Lecturer in Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
Office Phone
341 Wallace Hall

Varun Gauri is Lecturer of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, where he teaches courses on ethics, behavioral public policy, and international development. Previously, he was for two decades an economist in the World Bank’s research department, where he founded and headed the World Bank’s behavioral science unit. He was also Co-Director of the World Bank’s World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society, and Behavior. He has served on the Technical Advisory Group for Behavioral Insights at the World Health Organization, the Advisory Board of the Behavioral Science and Policy Association, the Advisory Board of the Behavioral Economics in Action Centre at the University of Toronto, a member of World Economic Forum Council on Behavior, and the editorial boards of the journals Behavioral Public PolicyHealth and Human Rights, and BMJ Global Health. His publications have appeared in journals such as PNAS, American Political Science Review, Journal of Political Philosophy, Global Public Health, and World Bank Economic Review. His current research addresses behavioral economics, human rights, and health policy in developing countries.