Faculty Research Speaker Series

Syon Bhanot

Associate Professor, Economics, Swarthmore
Mar 22, 2024, 12:00 PM

Syon Bhanot is a behavioral and public economist, and an Associate Professor of Economics at Swarthmore College. His research centers on field experiments that use behavioral science concepts to influence decision-making, with a focus on pro-social behavior and various issues related to public policy, development, and poverty. His research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals across the social sciences, including The New England Journal of MedicineThe Journal of Development Economics, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and The Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. He is a frequent commentator on behavioral science topics in the media as well, with regular appearances in the New York Times, NPR, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. 

Professor Bhanot is also an Academic Affiliate in the U.S. Office of Evaluation Sciences, a Research Affiliate at the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, a Senior Researcher at the Applied Cooperation Team (ACT) at MIT, and a founding member of the Philadelphia Behavioral Science Initiative. He is also an award-winning teacher, having taught courses at Harvard, Brown, and Northeastern, among others.