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.