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François J. Dessart

Expert in environmental and consumer policies.

François’ main areas of expertise are environmental and consumer policies. François has overseen behavioural science research projects for different Departments of the European Commission, including DG Agriculture and Rural Development, DG Environment, and DG Justice and Consumers.

Prior to joining the JRC, François held various research positions in the opinion poll industry and in academia.

He holds an MSc in Business Engineering (University of Liege) and a PhD in Economics and Management (University of Namur). In his PhD, he used insights from social psychology and evolutionary psychology to promote sustainable consumption.