Dr. Jerome Olsen

Dr. Jerome Olsen

Senior Research Fellow

Main Research Focus:

decision making, tax behavior, open science

Academic Career:

2019 – 2021: Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn

2017 - 2019: Post-doc, Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education and Economy, University of Vienna

2014 - 2017: PhD in Psychology, University of Vienna

2008 - 2014: Master’s degree (Diplom) in Psychology, University of Vienna

Publications (selected):

Enachescu, J., Puklavec, Z., Olsen, J., & Kirchler, E. (in press). Tax compliance is not fundamentally influenced by incidental emotions: An experiment. Economics of Governance. https://psyarxiv.com/ra6ms/

Anvari, F., Olsen, J., Hung, W. Y., & Feldman, G. (2021). Misprediction of affective outcomes due to different evaluation modes: Replication and extension of two distinction bias experiments by Hsee and Zhang (2004). Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 92, 104052. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2020.104052.

Enachescu, J., Puklavec, Z., Bauer, C., Olsen, J., Kirchler, E., & Alm, J. (2020). Incidental emotions, integral emotions, and decisions to pay taxes. In M. M. Erdoğdu, L. Batrancea, & S. Çevik (Eds.), Behavioral Public Finance: Individuals, Society and the State (pp 157-177). London: Routledge.

Kogler, C., Olsen, J., & Bogaers, R. I. (2020). Enhanced anonymity in tax experiments does not affect compliance. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 177, 390-398. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2020.06.023

Olsen, J., Mosen, J., Voracek, M., & Kirchler, E. (2019). Research practices and statistical reporting quality in 250 economic psychology master’s theses: A meta-research investigation. Royal Society Open Science, 6, 190738. https://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.190738

Olsen, J., Kogler, C., Brandt, M. J., Dezső, L., & Kirchler, E. (2019). Are consumption taxes really disliked more than equivalent costs? Inconclusive results in the USA and no effect in the UK. Journal of Economic Psychology, 75, 102145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joep.2019.02.001

Batrancea, L., Nichita, A., Olsen, J., Kogler, C., Kirchler, E., Hoelzl, E., … Zukauskas, S. (2019). Trust and power as determinants of tax compliance across 44 nations. Journal of Economic Psychology, 74, 102191. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joep.2019.102191

Enachescu, J., Olsen, J., Kogler, C., Zeelenberg, M., Breugelmans, S. M., & Kirchler, E. (2019). The role of emotions in tax compliance behavior: A mixed-methods approach. Journal of Economic Psychology74, 102194. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joep.2019.102194

Olsen, J., Kasper, M., Kogler, C., Muehlbacher, S., & Kirchler, E. (2019). Mental accounting of income tax and value added tax among self-employed business owners. Journal of Economic Psychology, 70, 125–139. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joep.2018.12.007

Moshontz, H., Campbell, L., Ebersole, C. R., Ijzerman, H., Urry, H. L., Forscher, P. S., … Chartier, C. R. (2018). The Psychological Science Accelerator: Advancing psychology through a distributed collaborative network. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1, 501–515. https://doi.org/10.1177/2515245918797607

Olsen, J., Kasper, M., Enachescu, J., Benk, S., Budak, T., & Kirchler, E. (2018). Emotions and tax compliance among small business owners: An experimental survey. International Review of Law & Economics, 56, 42–52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irle.2018.05.004

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