Erich Kirchler is Professor of Economic Psychology at the University of Vienna, Austria. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Economic Psychology and President of Division 9 (Economic Psychology) of IAAP (International Association of Applied Psychology). He obtained his D.Phil (1973) from the University of Vienna and his Habilitation (1989) from the University of Linz, Austria. His first academic position was at the University of Linz. He moved to the University of Vienna in 1992.
Erich’s major research interest is in household financial decision making and tax behaviour and his publications include “The Economic Psychology of Tax Behaviour” (Cambridge University Press, 2007), Conflict and Decision Making in the Private Household ( together with Christa Rodler, Erik Hoelzl, Katja Meier; Psychology Press, 2001), Wirtschaftspsychologie (Hogrefe, 4th edition 2011) and articles in “Journal of Personality and Social Psychology”, “Journal of Applied Psychology”, “Applied Psychology: An International Review”, “Journal of Economic Psychology”, and numerous articles in International journals on economic and applied psychology. He is an Advisor at the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) was president of the International Associations for Research in Economic Psychology (IAREP) and the Austrian Psychological Society (ÖGPs).
Erich's leisure activities are focussed around sports, theatre and literature.