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Prof. Erich Kirchler

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Prof. Erich Kirchler is Head of the Department of Work, Economic and Social Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna. He was guest professor at various European universities (e.g., France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland) and was visiting scholar at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, and ANU, Canberra, Australia. He received a call for C4-professorship from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, and a call for C4-professorship from the University of Cologne, Germany. His research focuses on financial decisions in the household and tax behaviour. Most of the 400 scientific publications are dedicated to these research fields. Relevant books are „The Economic Psychology of Tax Behaviour“, published by Cambridge University Press, UK (2007), Economic Psychology: An Introduction (with Erik Hoelzl, published by Cambridge University Press), and „Wirtschaftspsychologie: Individuen, Gruppen, Märkte, Staat“ (Economic Psychology: Individuals, Groups, Markets, Nation-State) published by Hogrefe, Germany (2011; 4th edition); „Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie“ (Work and Organisational Psychology) published by Facultas, Austria (2011, 3rd edition); „Conflict and Decision Making in Close Relationships“, published by Psychology Press, UK (2001). The research interests in economic psychology and psychology and taxes (see short video summary) fit perfectly well to DIBT teaching and research program. Within the Doctoral Program, he will encourage and support young researchers in the research areas "Determination of Taxable Profit", "Locational Decisions" and "Business taxation, tax administrations, enforcement and compliance".

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