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Committee Members

Tomasz Zaleskiewicz (President)

Tomasz Zaleskiewicz is Professor of Psychology at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Wroclaw, Poland. His research focuses on decision making, risk perception, the psychology of money and social aspects of economic behaviors. In 2001 he published his original model of risk taking and developed the Stimulating-Instrumental Risk Inventory that has widely been used in studying risk attitudes.

He is Associate Editor in Journal of Economic Psychology and Honorary Secretary in International Association for Research in Economic Psychology. In addition, he is president elect of the Economic Psychology division of the International Association of Applied Psychology.

Website: https://zaleskiewicz.socialpsychology.org/
E-mail: tomasz.zaleskiewicz@gmail.com


David Leiser (Past President)

David Leiser is Professor of Social and Economic Psychology at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. He holds a BSc in Mathematics from the Hebrew university of Jerusalem; MSc in Adult Education, from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; and a Phd in Psychology from the university of Geneva. He was a visitor at MIT, the University of Paris, Chicago U, Yale and Harvard.

Prof. Leiser principal research focus is in economic psychology and decision making, with an emphasis on investigating how lay people understand economic issues, both in micro– and macro-economics. Such studies aim to inform efforts to improve financial literacy, and to enhance communication with the public by the authorities and financial institutions, for everyone’s benefit.

He is the current president of the Economic Psychology division of the International Association of Applied Psychology, past-president of the International Association for Research in Economic Psychology (IAREP), co-founder and deputy Director of the inter-faculty Center for Pensions, Insurance and Financial Literacy and founder and past Director of the inter-faculty Center for Decision Making and Economic Psychology, both at Ben Gurion University. Prof. Leiser is frequently consulted by the Ministry of Finance, the Israeli Consumers Association, and interviewed by the local press and media.

Website: http://www.bgu.ac.il/~dleiser/
E-mail: ilto:dleiser@bgu.ac.il


Fabian Christandl (Secretary)

Fabian Christandl is Professor of Economic, Business and Social Psychology at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Germany. He is joint Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Wirtschaftspsychologie (Economic Psychology). He obtained his PhD (2008) from the University of Cologne, Germany and his Habilitation (2014) from the University of Cologne, Germany. His started his first academic position at Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, in 2012.

His major research interest is in lay beliefs on the economy. Current work includes both situational and differential drivers of price-based quality inferences in consumer behavior as well as the impact of money cues on individual well-being. Publications include articles in Applied Psychology, Journal of Economic Psychology, Food Quality and Preference, Journal of Psychology, German Economic Review, and Wirtschaftspsychologie (Economic Psychology).

Website: https://www.hs-fresenius.de/hochschule/wir-ueber-uns/lehrende/profil/fabian-christandl/
E-mail: fabian.christandl@hs-fresenius.de