The International Association for Research in Economic Psychology
Founded in 1982, the International Association for Research in Economic
Psychology (IAREP) is the natural meeting point for all those interested
in the areas where psychology and economics intersect. It has a wide international
membership, drawn from psychologists and economics, but also from specialists
in business administration, marketing and consumer behaviour. The Association's
members include both academics and practitioners, and students are always
encouraged to take part in our activities.
The Interests of the Association are broad. A few of our members
would describe themselves as "economic psychologists", and work in departments
or institutes of economic psychology. The majority, however, are simply
experts in one discipline who recognize that neighbouring disciplines have
something important to contribute to the areas they are interested in.
We welcome anyone who takes this kind of open-minded approach to research.
Economic psychology is concerned with both with the psychological mechanisms
through which economic behaviour comes about, and with the psychological
effects of economic events. While IAREP stresses the importance of empirical
work, we also recognize the contribution both economic and psychological
theory can make to interdisciplinary investigations.
The Activities of the Association include:
for more information about IAREP, contact one of the following:
Holding an annual colloquium in which current research is presented and
discussed. This is normally held somewhere in Europe, lasts for three or
four days, and gives an opportunity for informal contact as well as more
formal presentations. This is the most important meeting point for anyone
interested in interdisciplinary work between psychologists and economists.
Members of the Association are entitled to concessionary registration fees,
and the Annual General Meeting of the Association is normally during the
colloquium. The 1997 Conference was in Valencia, Spain, the 1998 conference
was held in association with the International Association for Applied
Psychology conference at San Francisco, USA, the 1999 conference was at
Belgirate in the Italian lakes, and the year 2000 conference will be at
Vienna, Austria - full
details are available on the Web.
Sponsoring the Journal
of Economic Psychology. The Association founded the journal, elects
the Editor and Associate Editors, and supports the activity of the Editors
and publishers in many ways. Members of the Association are entitled to
a concessionary rate for personal subscriptions to the journal: for more
information, write to the publishers (Elsevier Science Publishers, Postbus
103, 1000 AC Amsterdam, The Netherlands).
Publishing and distributing a regular Newsletter giving news of members
and of their research activities. Members receive the Newsletter free.
Supporting graduate Summer Schools in economic psychology.
Supporting Workshops on special topics in economic psychology.
Perhaps the most important way IAREP works, however, is as an informal
network of friends and colleagues, which successfully crosses national
and disciplinary frontiers. Many joint research projects have been launched
through discussions held at IAREP meetings, and many research publications
have originated in the cross-fertilisation of ideas that occurs when people
of different backgrounds meet and discuss common problems with an open
the IAREP-Secretariat, School of Psychology,
University of Exeter, Washington Singer Laboratories, Exeter EX4 4QG,
United Kingdom - phone +44-1392-264626, fax
+44-1392-264623, email firstname.lastname@example.org
the honorary secretary: Dr Henk Elffers, Department
of the Sociology of Law, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The
partially revised 22nd February 2001 by Stephen
Lea, University of Exeter School
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