Journal of Economic Psychology

Journal of Economic Psychology

Research in Economic Psychology and Behavioral Economics

Affiliated with the International Association for Research in Economic Psychology





Editor-in-Chief::Erik Hölzl





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The Journal aims to present research that will improve understanding of behavioral, especially socio-psychological, aspects of economic phenomena and processes.

The Journal seeks to be a channel for the increased interest in using behavioral science methods for the study of economic behavior, and so to contribute to better solutions of societal problems, by stimulating new approaches and new theorizing about economic affairs. Economic psychology as a discipline studies the psychological mechanisms that underlie consumption and other economic behavior. It deals with preferences, choices, decisions, and factors influencing these, as well as the consequences of decisions and choices with respect to the satisfaction of needs. This includes the impact of external economic phenomena upon human behavior and well-being. Studies in economic psychology may relate to different levels of aggregation, from the household and the individual consumer to the macro level of whole nations. Economic behavior in connection with inflation, unemployment, taxation, economic development, as well as consumer information and economic behavior in the market place are thus the major fields of interest.

The Journal of Economic Psychology contains: (a) reports of empirical research on economic behavior; (b) assessments of the state of the art in various subfields of economic psychology; (c) articles providing a theoretical perspective or a frame of reference for the study of economic behavior; (d) articles explaining the implications of theoretical developments for practical applications; (e) book reviews; (f) announcements of meetings, conferences and seminars.
Special issues of the Journal may be devoted to themes of particular interest. The Journal will encourage exchange of information between researchers and practitioners by being a forum for discussion and debate of issues in both theoretical and applied research.

The journal is published under the auspices of the International Association for Research in Economic Psychology click here.
The aim of the Association is to promote interdisciplinary work relating to economic behavior.


Researchers and Practitioners in Marketing, Psychologists, Economists, Governmental Policy Makers.

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ABI/Inform, COREJ, Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Journal of Economic Literature, PsycINFO Psychological Abstracts, RePEc, Scopus
Editor-in-Chief: Erik Hölzl Universität zu Köln, Köln, Germany, Erich Kirchler University of Vienna, Wien, Austria, Associate Editors: Lucy Ackert Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, USA, Paul Anand The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, Ofer H. Azar Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel, Michellle Baddeley University College London (UCL), London, UK, Ananish Chaudhuri University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, Gerlinde Fellner Universität Ulm, Ulm, Germany, Simon Gaechter University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, Brit Grosskopf University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK, Tommy Gärling Göteborgs Universitet, Göteborg, Sweden, Doron Kliger University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel, Martin Kocher Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), München, Germany, Alexander Kritikos Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Berlin(DIW), Berlin, Germany, David Leiser Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel, Andreas Ortmann University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Marc Scholten Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada (ISPA), Lisbon, Portugal, Stefan Schulz-Hardt Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Gottingen, Germany, Tomasz Zaleskiewicz Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Wroclaw, Poland, Ayse Öncüler ESSEC Business School, Cergy-Pontoise, France, Book Review Editor: Andreas Ortmann University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Editorial Board: M. Altman Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn, Wellington, New Zealand, G. Antonides Wageningen Universiteit, Wageningen, Netherlands, R. P. Bagozzi University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, F. Bolle Europa Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt, Germany, E. Brandstätter Johannes-Kepler-Universität Linz, Linz, Austria, C. Eckel Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA, H. Elffers Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and L, Leiden, Netherlands, E. Fehr Universität Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, G. Foxall Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, S. Frederick Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, U. Gneezy University of California at San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla, CA, USA, A.H. Goldsmith Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA, USA, S. Gould City University of New York (CUNY), New York, NY, USA, J. Gourville Harvard Business School, Boston, MA, USA, S. Humphrey Universität Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany, J. Irwin University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA, S. Kemp University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, S. Lea University of Exeter, Exeter, UK, A. Lewis University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, UK, G. Loewenstein Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, P. Lunt University of Leicester, Leicester, UK, B. Maciejovsky Imperial College London, London, UK, L. Mittone Universita di Trento, Trento, Italy, S. Mühlbacher University of Vienna, Wien, Austria, E.K. Nyhus Universitetet i Agder, Kristiansand, Norway, S.S. Posavac University of Rochester, New York, NY, USA, R. Ratner University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, D. Read Durham University, Durham, UK, J.H. Sonnemans Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, F. Strack Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany, R. Sugden University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, J.H.W. Tan Nottingham University Business School, Nottingham, England, UK, R. Thaler University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, S.T. Trautmann Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands, W.F. van Raaij Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands, P. Webley University of London, London, UK
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