Michael Kirchler

Science is....the best method of humankind to enlighten individuals and improve societies.
Michael Kirchler

Department of Banking and Finance


Major Areas of Research
Behavioral Finance, Experimental Finance and Economics, Morals and Markets, Financial Literacy, Bubbles, Incentives and Rankings

Which Research Methods do you apply... 
Lab experiments (esp. with industry professionals), field experiments, metascience (e.g., crowd science, replication studies)

Who are the other Members of your Team in Innsbruck?
The "Experimental Finance Group" and a lot of members of the SFB "Credence Goods, Incentives, and Behavior" (https://www.uibk.ac.at/credence-goods/index.html.en)

Which of your Papers should the others know?

  • It's not necessary at all to know my papers, but this one could potentially be of interest: Camerer, C.F., Dreber, A., Forsell, E., Ho, T.H., Huber, J., Johannesson, M., Kirchler, M., Almenberg, J., Altmejd, A., Chan, T., Heikensten, E., Holzmeister, F., Imai, T., Isaksson, S., Nave, G., Pfeiffer, T., Razen, M., Wu, H. (2016), Evaluating replicability of laboratory experiments in economics. Science 351(6280): 1433-1436; https://science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6280/1433

  • This one is also OK: Botvinik-Nezer, R., Holzmeister, F., Camerer, C., Dreber, A., Huber, J., Johannesson, M., Kirchler, M., Iwanir, R., Mumford J.A., et al., Poldrack, R., Schonberg, T. (2020), Variability in the analysis of a single neuroimaging dataset by many teams. Nature 582: 84-88; https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2314-9

  • And a third one that might spark some interest: Weitzel, U., Huber, C., Huber, J., Kirchler, M., Lindner, F., Rose, J. (2020), Bubbles and financial professionals. Review of Financial Studies 33(6): 2659–2696; https://academic.oup.com/rfs/article/33/6/2659/5555881

 What do you expect from IDS?
Synergies, visibility, inspiration, ideas

Science is....?
the best method of humankind to enlighten individuals and improve societies.

Being a Researcher and Teacher is?
the best profession I can think of.

I like...
good food, good beats and good sports (esp. in the nature and ideally on cross-country skis).

i don´t like...
conspiracy theories (although it is scientifically interesting to analyze why they exist and what are the major drivers of their existence).

The major Societal Challenge is.....
the climate crisis with all inter-related political, economical, and societial issues.

My preferred Holiday Destination is...
... are the Nordic countries during all seasons.


Stand: April 2021

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