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2020 IAREP conference

The 2020 conference will be held in Kristiansand, Norway, from June 11 to 14, 2020. The local organizer is Ellen Nyhus of the University of Agder. The conference website is expected for October 2019.

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2020 Kahneman Lecture

The Kahneman Lecture at the 2020 IAREP conference will be given by Professor Barbara Mellers from the University of Pennsylvania. She holds appointments with the Department of Psychology in the School of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Marketing in The Wharton School.

IAREP founding father Professor Karl-Erik Wärneryd passed away

We are sorry to announce that Karl-Erik Wärneryd, Professor Emeritus, passed away August 14, at the age of 91. Karl-Erik Wärneryd got his PhD at the University of Chicago in 1955, and became professor at SSE in Economic Psychology in 1963. He retired in 1992, but then continued doing research at the CentER for Economic Research at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. Karl-Erik Wärneryd was one of the founding fathers of IAREP – the International Association of Research in Economic Psychology – and established the field in Sweden, influencing research in many other academic fields, and practices as well.


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What is IAREP?

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 economists, but also from specialists in business administration, marketing and consumer behaviour.


Twice a year, IAREP publishes a newsletter with news about IAREP and about conferences and other activities of interest to people working in the field of behavioral economics and economic psychology. The newsletter is issued by the IAREP Secretary.


2020 in Kristiansand, Norway! The conference website will be announced in October. The annual conference of IAREP (sometimes organized as a joint IAREP/SABE conference) attracts academics, policy makers and practitioners from psychology, economics, business administration, marketing, consumer behavior and related fields. During the conference, the General Assembly also takes place.


The most important way in which IAREP works is as an informal network of friends and colleagues, which successfully crosses national and disciplinary borders. Many research publications have originated in the cross-fertilization of ideas that occurs when people of different backgrounds meet and discuss common problems with an open mind.