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Sophie Clot

Dr Sophie Clot
  • Module Convenor for Behavioural Economics (EC343), Experimental Economics (EC321) and Industrial Organization (EC347)
  • Study Abroad Coordinator
  • Member of the Grant Review College

Areas of interest

Behavioural Economics, Environmental Economics, Development Economics.

My research interests are in behavioural economics with a particular focus on how human behaviour interacts with environmental conservation and development issues, using both lab and field experiments. I am involved in research studying the mechanisms of behavioural adaptation and the design of incentives schemes from a general standpoint as well as in research with a more applied approach. Some of my recent projects deal with the effect of moral self-licensing on pro-environmental behaviour as well as the impacts of time preferences and framing on environmental conservation programmes.

Postgraduate supervision

I welcome inquiries from research students interested in the application of behavioural economics to environmental and/or development issues.


Before joining the University, I worked for several years as a consultant for international organisations in the field of microfinance and natural resources management across various countries in Africa and Latin America.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Behavioural Economics
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Awards and honours