Professor Liam Delaney

Professor Liam Delaney

Head of Department, Professor in Behavioural Science

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

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Key Expertise
Behavioural science, Behavioural economics, Public policy

About me

Liam Delaney is the Head of Department for Psychological and Behavioural Science at LSE.

His career has focused at the intersection of economics, psychology, and public policy applications and he has developed a number of programmes in this area. From 2017 to 2020 he was Professor of Economics at University College Dublin, where he led the development of MSc in Behavioural Economics and Geary Institute Experimental Lab. Prior to this, he was Deputy Dean of Stirling Management School, and led the development of the Stirling Behavioural Science centre.

As Deputy Director of the UCD Geary Institute, he led the development of a range of project areas, as well as leading a number of long-run empirical projects on health and wellbeing. He was a Fulbright Fellow at Princeton University, and visiting fellow at the University of Sydney, and has also been an MSCA fellow. 

He has published a number of papers on the connection between mental health and economic outcomes, measuring preferences, and ethical aspects of behavioural policy in journals such as Social Science and Medicine, Demography, Health Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Economic Journal, Journal of European Economics Association, and Psychological Science.

He is developing research projects across three areas: the ethical foundations and trustworthiness of behavioural public policy, mental health and economic policy, and the measurement foundations of behavioural welfare economics. He will be developing research projects and supervising students in these and related areas. 


Expertise Details

Behavioural science; Behavioural economics; Health; Wellbeing