I am working as an associate professor at the Department of Social Psychology at Tilburg University. My main research interest is to study financial decisions and rule compliance, for instance in the domain of taxation. What makes my research special is that I work in an interdisciplinary, applied field, while my approach is guided by my research background in cognitive psychology and judgment & decision making. My current research focuses on: a) the interplay of deterrence factors (i.e., control and sanctions) and socio-psychological factors (e.g., fairness perceptions, social norms, interindividual differences in underlying motivations) in compliance with regulations; b) effects of feedback timing (regarding the outcome of audits) on tax compliance; c) cognitive processes underlying tax decision making (studies applying eye-tracking and Mouselab); d) the influence of emotions on tax compliance decisions; e) the role of dispositional greed in tax compliance decisions.
I have taught courses on economic psychology, work and organizational psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, judgment and decision making, test theory and statistics at Tilburg University and different universities in Austria. The courses I am currently teaching can be seen below.
I recently guest editored a special issue on process tracing methods in social psychology in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology together with Anthony Evans and Susann Fiedler https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/journal-of-experimental-social-psychology/special-issue/105KM16WFCJ
I am also an associate editor of the Journal of Economic Psychology https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-economic-psychology
More information on a recent reseach project on information processing in tax compliance decisions funded by the European Union can be found here https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/about/schools/socialsciences/organization/departments/social-psychology/projects-and-grants