Welcome to my personal webpage

Peter Howley 

Professor of Economics and Behavioral Science

I am a Professor of Economics and Behavioral Science at the University of Leeds. My areas of expertise are wide-ranging and include the economics of happiness, nudge theory, social identitiesenvironmental and natural resource economics and farmer behaviour. While an economist by training I typically combine the tools and techniques commonly employed by economists with insights from across the social sciences such as in the fields of psychology, sociology and political science. This has led to a diverse and ever-evolving stream of research featuring in a range of high-impact journals across the social sciences as well as research income from, among others, the BBSRC, Nuffield Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency (Ireland). See full CV.