Lari Hokkanen works as a consultant in the Governance Innovation team at Demos Helsinki. He specializes in social experiments and behavioural public policy.
Lari has a background in public policy and behavioural sciences. More academically, he specializes in philosophy and methodology of science. In all his work, Lari strives to address social problems from inherently interdisciplinary perspective. He has done research on cognitive and biological mechanisms of poverty and inequality.
Prior to joining Demos, Lari worked as a research intern at The Finnish Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. He has also co-founded the the co-op Vyyhti, which specializes in participatory problem solving in the fields of sustainability and urban development. Lari has also worked as research assistant at University of Helsinki. The societal impact of science is important for Lari, and he has been involved in designing a poverty-related survey for Helsingin Sanomat, and have lead a group of students, who had a possibility to contribute to Prime Minister appointed working group on inequality.