Dr Syon Bhanot

Professor, Wharton Business School

Course Name: 
How to Navigate Uncertainty: Advanced Techniques in Business Risk Management
Topics to be covered: 
  • Understand the concept of risk and the importance of risk management in business.
  • Learn the techniques for identifying and categorizing risks.
  • Learn about qualitative and quantitative risk assessment methodologies.
  • You’ll get to know how to integrate risk management with strategic planning and how to balance risk and reward in strategic decision-making.
  • Analyze real-world risk management challenges and successes with group exercises and simulations to apply risk management techniques.

Dr. Syon Bhanot is an Associate Professor of Economics at Swarthmore College with over 15 years of teaching experience. Dr. Bhanot is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Wharton Business School, where Dr. Bhanot gives guest lectures on the subject of Behavioral Economics.

Dr. Syon Bhanot did his Ph.D. at Harvard University in Public Policy, and his interest in public policy drives him to do applied research at the intersection of behavioral economics, public policy, and public economics, focusing on the use of field experimental methods to study policy-relevant questions.

Dr. Bhanot works with various partners including the City of Philadelphia, the World Bank, USAID, and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Dr. Syon Bhanot has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals like the Journal of Economic Psychology, AEA Papers & Proceedings, Southern Economic Journal, and many more.

Dr. Bhanot is also a regular commentator on behavioral science topics in media.

Associated Universities

Wharton Business School | Harvard University | Swarthmore College


  • Dr. Syon Bhanot has published many research papers in various journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, and more. Some of his recent publications include ‘Poverty Identity and Preference for Challenge: Evidence from the US and India’, ‘Digital Health Support in Treatment of Tuberculosis’, and ‘Workfare, Wellbeing, and Consumption: Experiment from a Field Experiment with Kenya’s Urban Poor’.
  • Dr. Bhanot has won the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Student Teaching issued by Harvard Kennedy School 3 times.
  • Dr. Bhanot has won a Certificate of Distinction in Teaching issued by Harvard University 2 times.
  • Dr. Syon Bhanot has worked as a consultant at prestigious institutions like UNICEF and the World Bank.