Mission, Vision, Goals & Strategies

We extremely grateful to the "task force" that is helping us brainstorm and delineate this Mission, Vision, Goal and Strategy.

- Prof. Stephen Lea
- Prof. Fred van Raaij
- Prof. Ellen Nyhus
- Prof. Carlos Alos-Ferrer
- Prof. Vera Rita de Mello Ferreira
- Prof. Liam Delaney
- Prof. Erik Hölzl

This group was gathered from suggestions made by the previous Management Committee. All participants were asked questions (arranged along the guidelines presented by James Collins and Jerry Porras in their book Build to Last (2002) and summed up in their article published on the Harvard Business Review). The moderators performed a qualitative, structured content analysis on participants' answers - that were summarized in statements and categories, and then discussed in group sessions.

The process was moderated by Prof. Gerrit Antonides (2020-2021 IAREP President) and Serena Iacobucci (IAREP Digital Strategist) and presented to IAREP Members during a special session of the 2022 IAREP Conference in Kristiansand (Norway).

Identity Statement

IAREP is an international and interdisciplinary organization of social scientists and practitioners interested in understanding the psychological foundations and consequences of economic phenomena and behavior. IAREP values rigorous, evidence-based, transparent, and impartial research in a friendly, inclusive environment.


IAREP's mission is to advance and disseminate knowledge of economic psychology for the benefit of society by connecting people, data and ideas.


IAREP's vision is to expand and enhance knowledge of economic psychology in research and practice worldwide and to be the main reference point for it. We seek to set scientific standards for interdisciplinary research between economics and psychology, support the conduct and dissemination of high-quality research, and define perspectives for the future of the discipline.


- Enhance the importance of Economic Psychology across and within disciplines;
- Increase IAREP’s visibility and highlight the uniqueness of Economic Psychology;
- Help build a long-run agenda for research in Economic Psychology Encourage and support teaching in economic psychology as part of interdisciplinary curriculum programs;
- Help generate a critical mass of positions in the discipline (professorships, postdocs)
- Become the reference point for evidence-based policy making
- Increase the visibility of the link between IAREP and the Journal of Economic Psychology


[Work in progress]