Stefan Hunt is the Head of Behavioural Economics and Data Science, a unit he founded, at the Financial Conduct Authority. The team supports the policy, competition, supervisory and enforcement functions and is responsible for the FCA’s pioneering behavioural work.
Stefan has a PhD from Harvard University and a master’s from London School of Economics, both in economics, and bachelor’s from Cambridge University in mathematics and experimental psychology. He was previously a strategy consultant for retail financial services in the UK and throughout Asia.
He has co-authored numerous publications, including a framework for applying behavioural insights, the results of randomised controlled trials to test policy, and cutting-edge econometric analysis of large data sets. He recently designed and implemented price regulation for payday loans, the first time a usury law has been set through rigorous empirical assessment.