Francois Dessart

Policy Analyst – Behavioural Insights

François mainly works on research projects applying behavioural insights to policy-making. He has a particular interest in understanding how insights from behavioural sciences can be used to better design and evaluate environmental and consumer protection policies. He is also in charge of some foresight projects. Prior to joining the EU Policy Lab, François held various research positions in the opinion poll industry and in academia. He holds an MSc in business and engineering (University of Liege) as well as a PhD in economics and management (University of Namur). In his PhD, he used insights from social psychology and evolutionary psychology to promote sustainable consumption. He was a visiting scholar at the Department of Social Psychology at Tilburg University. His fondness for data analysis led him to teach statistics and quantitative research methods for several years at the University of Namur.