Dr. Matthias Kasper, PhD, Research Group Lead Behavioral Economics

Matthias Kasper studied psychology with a focus on economic psychology at the University of Vienna. During his dissertation in International Business Taxation at Vienna University of Economics and Business, he attended New York University and the University of Cape Town as a visiting researcher. He also received a PhD in Psychology from the University of Vienna. After graduating from the University of Vienna, he spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Economics at Tulane University. Since November 2022, he has been a research group leader at the Walter Eucken Institute.

His research interests lie in the area of behavioral economics as well as tax evasion. In particular, he studies the effect of tax audits on taxpayer behavior and the effectiveness of behavioral interventions to improve tax compliance.


  • Behavorial Economics
  • Fiscal honesty
  • Pro-social behavior