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Sheheryar Banuri is a development economist and Lecturer at the University of East Anglia. His research focuses on motivation and decision-making in the public sector.  His work is at the intersection of policy, economics, and public administration, and uses a combination of survey methods, lab, and field experiments.  Sheheryar has conducted field research in Burkina Faso, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines, and the US.  His work has provided policy guidance to the governments of Indonesia, the Philippines, and Burkina Faso. His empirical work is also featured in the World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society, and Behavior. His current projects focus on motivation and incentives of education and health workers, identity and cooperation in post-conflict areas, and the impact of information technologies on local public service delivery.  


PhD Supervision Interests

Sheheryar's primary research areas are development economics, public sector economics, and behavioural economics.  His research is focused on improving the efficiency and operation of the public and non-government sectors. He use a combination of survey, laboratory and field experiment techniques.  A large portion of my research is specifically designed to provide policy advice and guidance on public sector operations (including anti-corruption policies).  In addition to this, Sheheryar is interested in labour issues, including motivation, effort, and contracts. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Texas

… → 2011

Master of Science, University of Texas

… → 2008

Bachelor of Science, University of Texas

… → 2005

Media Expertise

  • Finance
  • Economics

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