Paul Lohmann

Research Associate

El-Erian Institute of Behavioural Economics and Policy

BSc (University of Kent), MPhil, PhD (University of Cambridge)

My research examines behaviour change for sustainable development; behavioural public policy with a focus on sustainable food policy; design and empirical evaluation of environmental policy instruments; experimental research designs, field experiments, microeconometrics and causal inference.

Paul Lohmann.

Professional experience

Paul is a postdoctoral research associate at the El-Erian Institute of Behavioural Economics and Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He is an applied economist by training and holds a PhD in behavioural environmental economics and an MPhil in environmental policy from the University of Cambridge. His research takes an interdisciplinary approach, utilising applied economic methods such as microeconometrics and randomised controlled experiments to explore human decision-making and well-being in the face of climate change. His broad research interests are concerned with increasing individual and societal welfare by applying behavioural insights to pressing public policy challenges, with a current focus on sustainable food policy.

Selected publications

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News and insight

Data from 15,000 live escape-room games in London shows that on high-pollution days the escape teams could take up to 5% longer to solve a sequence of non-routine analytical tasks of the collaborative type seen in a modern workplace.

Study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School finds high levels of air pollution can affect teams doing complex tasks, which holds implications for emerging economies.

Man working on wind turbine design on his computer.

Open-access publishing by the US Department of Energy has led to a significant rise of citations in new patents, says new study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School.

High temperature: themometer outdoors.

Localised experience with floods and heatwaves increases climate change risk perception but has no great effect on climate change concern or pro-environmental behaviour, says study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School.