Anke Plagnol

Associate Professor and Programme Director in Behavioural Economics, City, University of London


Anke Plagnol is a Senior Lecturer (the British equivalent of an Associate Professor) in Behavioural Economics at City, University of London, where she is also the Programme Director for the MSc Behavioural Economics. She was previously a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Sociology where she conducted research on subjective well-being and gender equality. At Cambridge, Dr Plagnol had an Early Career Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust and the Isaac Newton Trust, Cambridge, and was also a Research Fellow at Darwin College. Although an economist by training, her research is interdisciplinary, drawing on theories and methods from economics, psychology and sociology. Dr Plagnol is interested in the choices that individuals make and how these affect their subjective well-being (SWB), for instance how couples’ division of paid and unpaid work – including the “mental load” – is associated with individual SWB. Her research has been recognised by several awards, including a Best Dissertation Award by the International Society for Quality of Life Studies (2007), and the SOEP-Prize in 2007 (second prize) for the best publication of a junior researcher using the German Socio-Economic Panel.


Evaluating Bold Policy Proposals - Labour Market and Workplaces
May 14, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:50 PM
Panel presentations and live discussion with wellbeing research, policy and practice leaders to propose and assess the feasibility of specific bold, cost-effective, evidence-based and impactful policies for wellbeing.
Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell
Scientist of Institute for Economic Analysis and Director of GSE Master Program in the Economics of Public Policy, University of Barcelona
Anke Plagnol
Associate Professor and Programme Director in Behavioural Economics, City, University of London
Bernie Miller
Deputy Minister, Office of Strategy Management, Government of Nova Scotia
Armine Yalnizyan
Economist and Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers
Don Drummond
Canadian Economist, Matthews Fellow and Visiting Scholar, School of Policy Studies, Queens University
Siobhan Harty
Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Priorities and Planning, Privy Council Office