Here is the Committee Members list and biographies.
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.
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.
Erich Kirchler is Professor of Economic Psychology at the University of Vienna, Austria. He was 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 PhD (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.
The major research interest is in household financial decision making and tax behavior. 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 (“Economic Psychology”; Hogrefe, 4th edition 2011) and articles in “Journal of Personality and Social Psychology”, “Journal of Applied Psychology”, “Current Directions in Psychological Science”, “Applied Psychology: An International Review”, “Journal of Economic Psychology”, and numerous articles in International journals on economic and applied psychology. He was 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).
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).