Dr. Robert Lepenies is a research scientist at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research.

He works on the politics of nudging & on themes in the philosophy of the social sciences (economics), international political economy, and public policy. Currently, he is developing new projects related to the application of behavioral insights to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and on themes in water governance in the interdisciplinary environmental politics team of the UFZ.

He has taught politics at the ESCP Europe Business School Berlin and history of economic thought at the Hertie School of Governance Berlin in the MPP program. He has been visiting fellow at the FU Berlin, where is hosted by the KFG The Transformative Power of Europe and was visiting fellow at the Centre for Advanced Studies Justitia Amplificata.

Robert received the A.SK Social Sciences Post-Doctoral Award in 2016 at the WZB Berlin (Center for Global Constitutionalism). He also received the inaugural WIWA Young Scholars Award for Pluralism in Economics (Dec 2015), as well as the Mulert German Fulbright Association Award for Mutual Understanding (Jan 2016).
He holds a Ph.D from the Hertie School of Governance, a MSc from the London School of Economics, and a MSc from the University of Oxford (The Queen's College).

He is an elected member of the Global Young Academy until 2020 and was the project manager of Global Colleagues (now concluded). He has three young kids.

For selected publications, please also visit Academia.edu.