Laurenz Scheunemann


Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs

Period of the Fellowship

October 2020 - September 2021

Project title

‘Doing good better’ – Towards effective, evidence-informed and behaviourally tailored Policy-making

Short biography

As a Mercator Fellow, Laurenz Scheunemann investigates how (behavioural) evidence and novel, participatory approaches can inform more effective and human-centred policy-making. He is passionate about everything with regards to behavioural and political-psychological processes underlying political apathy and polarisation, climate change, and social (in)justice. Laurenz holds an M.Sc. in Social Intervention & Policy Evaluation from Oxford University, as well as a B.A. in Politics & Public Administration and a B.Sc. in Psychology from University of Konstanz. As a fellow from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, he has professional work experiences amongst others, in human rights at the German UN Mission in Geneva and as Research Assistant on Organisational and HR Research at the University of St. Gallen.