Behavioural Economist – Behavioural Insights
Emanuele Ciriolo joined the European Commission as a behavioural economist in 2007. Since then he has investigated the possibility of applying behavioural insights in policy making, as a complement to other traditional approaches. His influence has resulted in several Commission services (Directorate Generals for Health, Justice and Consumers, Financial Services, Communication Networks Environment, Competition, Energy, Climate Change) to use behavioural insights and evidence in concrete policy initiatives. He moved to the Joint Research Centre in February 2015, and is currently engaged in furthering the use of behavioural insights in policymaking, engaging directly with the main actors, both at European and national level. Emanuele holds a BA in Economics, an MSc in Regional and Urban Planning (LSE), and an MSc in Economics and Statistics (ECARES, Brussels). He is also about to complete a PhD in Economics. Besides his passion for behavioural insights, he has two beloved daughters and also pretends he can play clarinet and guitar.