Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary.
Presenting state-of-the-art reviews on classical and novel research fields in economic psychology, this Research Agenda studies the fundamentals, perceptions and understanding of economic phenomena and behaviour. Internationally renowned experts as well as the next generation of researchers summarize the field and outline promising avenues of future research.
Research topics are addressed from an interdisciplinary perspective, providing a broad spectrum of thought on economic psychology. Exploring important gaps in research, chapters include theoretical as well as applied themes and cover novel research fields, to keep the reader abreast of contemporary developments. These include the psychology of money, product design, financial capabilities, sustainable consumption, diet, ethical conduct, gender inequality, the sharing economy, basic income, happiness, and tax psychology.
Researchers and advanced students of economics and psychology looking to update their knowledge and refresh their thinking on future research will greatly benefit from this timely book.
'This book presents a highly interesting collection of economic-psychological contributions on important contemporary topics in society. What makes this book outstanding is that it combines an applied, problem-oriented perspective (e.g., on indebtedness, gender inequality, tax evasion) with up-to-date reviews and stimulating ideas for research. It incorporates many current developments (e.g., digital transformation, sharing economy) and debates (e.g., corporate responsibility, basic income), and therefore provides a valuable overview on current economic psychology.'
– Erik Hölzl, University of Cologne, Germany
'The chapters are succinct, offering straightforward and accessible reviews of research areas in economic psychology. Some of the topics are familiar ones including chapters on money, debt, tax, wealth and happiness, while others are more novel such as those which cover the influence of digital technology on product design and the 'Sharing Economy'. This is a book which mainly deals with applying Psychology to economic behaviour, which it succeeds in doing. This applied focus includes providing policy advice about changing behaviour in order to encourage healthier eating habits and the more efficient management of household finances.'
– Alan Lewis, University of Bath, UK
Contributors: S. Asbach, J.M. Bauer, J. Bosak, S. Diefenbach, K. Gangl, A. Gasiorowska, B. Hartl, M. Hassenzahl, D. Hilton, E. Hofmann, J. Khan, E. Kirchler, C. Kulich, C. Loibl, T.L. Milfont, K. Patel, L.A. Reisch, G. Rivers, D. Schwartz, M. Sommer, D. Stimmler, O. Stravrova, C. Tanner, I. Vlaev.
Edited by Katharina Gangl, University of Goettingen, Germany and Erich Kirchler, University of Vienna, Austria.