Ms Elisabeth Costa

Ms Elisabeth Costa

Visiting Senior Fellow

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

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Key Expertise
Behavioural Science; digital markets; market regulation; economic policy

About me

Elisabeth is a Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science and the Managing Director of the Behavioural Insights Team in the UK. Elisabeth leads BIT’s work in the United Kingdom and is responsible for building new, long-term partnerships and collaborations across the team. Elisabeth’s particular expertise is economic policy and digital markets. Joining BIT in 2015, Elisabeth has developed and led the team’s flagship programmes on the intersection of behavioural science and economic policy. Alongside leading dozens of trials and experiments, she has co-authored papers on Consumer Decision Making in Regulated Markets (2016), Household Finance (2018), Online Harms and Manipulation (2019), Business Behaviours (2019) and the Behavioural Economy (2020). Elisabeth regularly contributes to policy discussions and public debate on digital markets and online decision-making, financial behaviour and consumer vulnerability. Prior to joining the Behavioural Insights Team, Elisabeth held senior roles at the Australian Treasury and completed her postgraduate studies at Harvard Law School.

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