Anuj K. Shah studies the psychology that arises from facing resource scarcity. In one line of work, he studies how being short on money and time affects decision-making. In another line of work, he studies how behavioural science can help shape interventions to reduce crime and violence.
He is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board at ideas42, a social science research and d evelopment laboratory which uses scientific insights to design innovative policies and products. Shah earned his Ph.D. in psychology from Princeton University.