Committee Members

Erik Hoelzl (President)

​​Erik Hoelzl is Professor for Economic and Social Psychology at the University of Cologne, Germany. He completed his diploma degree in Psychology, his doctoral degree and his Habilitation at the University of Vienna, Austria. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Economic Psychology and President of the International Association for Research in Economic Psychology.

His research focuses on economic decision-making, tax behavior, consumer behavior, credit use, and money management. He has published in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Economic Psychology, Psychology & Marketing, and Journal of Business Research. He has coauthored the textbook Economic Psychology: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press).  


Edoardo Lozza (President-Elect)

Edoardo Lozza is professor of Economic Psychology and Consumer and Marketing Psychology at the Catholic University in Milan, Italy, where he is also Director of the Research Unit in Economic Psychology, a research group of economists and psychologists aiming to consolidate the interdisciplinary analysis of economic behaviors.

His research focuses on tax behavior (e.g.: the relationship between taxpayers and tax authorities), the psychology of money (e.g.: its symbolic and affective value) and consumer psychology. Publications include articles in Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal Of Behavioral And Experimental Economics, Economic And Industrial Democracy, Journal Of Social And Political Psychology, International Journal Of Bank Marketing, International Journal Of Market Research, Scientific Reports, Plos One.


Tomasz Zaleskiewicz (Past President)

Tomasz Zaleskiewicz is full professor of psychology at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities (Wroclaw, Poland), where he heads the Center for Research in Economic Behavior. He is also member of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Committee of Psychology). His major research interests are decision making under risk/uncertainty and economic psychology. Recently, he has edited (together with J. Traczyk) the book “Psychological Perspectives of Financial Decision Making” (New York: Springer). He is author or co-author of numerous papers published in such journals as Psychological Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology, Applied Psychology, Journal of Economic Psychology, and others. The results of his research were discussed by prestigious international media: The Wall Street Journal, Time, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Harvard Business Review (USA edition), BBC Radio 4.


Agata Gasiorowska (Secretary)

Agata Gasiorowska is a professor of psychology affiliated with the Center for Research in Economic Behavior at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities. She received a Ph.D. in management from the Wroclaw University of Technology and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Wroclaw. She has conducted research on the psychology of money and consumer behavior and is interested primarily in money attitudes, financial literacy, and market mentality. She is an author of numerous articles published in prestigious journals such as Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Psychological Assessment. For four years (2016-2020), she served as an Editor-in-chief of the Polish Journal of Economic Psychology.