Professor Paul Webley
Professor Paul Webley | Staff | SOAS, University of London
Professor Paul Webley
Professor Paul Webley
Professor Paul Webley took office as Director and Principal of SOAS in August 2006.
Previously, he served as Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Exeter, UK.
undergraduate and postgraduate education was at the London School of Economics
Following a short term at the University of Southampton
moved to the institution that was to become his
academic and professional home for 26 years, the University of Exeter
At Exeter he held several senior positions including Head of the Department of Psychology, Head of the School of Psychology and, latterly, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor.
He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Economic Psychology and former President of the International Association for Research in Economic Psychology.
research has examined the contribution that psychology can make to our understanding of problems that have traditionally been seen as the concern solely of economics.
has co-authored 10 books, contributed chapters to a further 65 and has written over 75 scholarly articles on a wide range of topics at the intersection of economics and psychology.
Paul Webley's podcast exploring the links between teaching and research
is married, with 3 children, and divides his
time between his
family home in Exeter and London.
idea of an ideal day is a walk in the hills followed by good food in the company of friends and family.
and Burgoyne, Carole and Lea, Stephen and Young, Brian (2009) ??? ??? = The Economic Psychology of Everyday Life.
and Ashby, Julie (2010) 'The economic psychology of value added tax compliance.' In: Alm, J and Martinez-Vazquez, J and Torgler, B, (eds.), Developing Alternative Frameworks for Explaining Tax Compliance.
Abingdon: Routledge. (Routledge International Studies in Money and Banking)
and Nyhus, Ellen (2007) 'Inter-temporal choice and self-control; saving and borrowing.' In: Lewis, Alan, (ed.), Cambridge Handbook of Psychology and Economic Behaviour.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
and Nyhus, Ellen (2013) 'Economic socialization, saving and assets in European young adults.' Economics of Education Review, 33 . pp.
Halik, M. H. and Webley
(2011) 'Adolescents' understanding of poverty and the poor in rural Malaysia.' Journal of Economic Psychology
, 32 (2). pp.
Ashby, Julie and Schoon, Ingrid and Webley
(2011) 'Save now save later?
Linkages between saving behaviour in adolescence and adulthood.' European Psychologist, 16 (3). pp.
Ashby, J and Webley
, P (2010) 'Exploring the existence of distinct occupational taxpaying cultures in Australia..' Australian Tax Forum, 25 (1). pp.
Ashby, J.S. and Webley
and Haslam, S.A.
(2009) 'The role of occupational taxpaying cultures in taxpaying behaviour and attitudes.' Journal of Economic Psychology
, 30 (2). pp.
Ashby, J. S. and Haslam, S. A.
(2009) 'The distinct role of group-central and group-peripheral norms in taxpaying behaviour.' Journal of Socio-Economics, 38 (2). pp.
Kirchler, Erich and Mühlbacher, Stephan and Hölzl, Erik and Webley
(2009) 'Effort and aspirations in tax evasion: experimental evidence.' Applied Psychology: An International Review, 58 (3). pp.
Ashby, J S and Webley
(2008) 'But everyone else is doing it: A closer look at the occupational taxpaying culture of one business sector.' Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 18 (3). pp.
Newson, L and Postmes, T and Lea, S.E.G. and Webley
and Richerson, P.J. and Mcelreath, R. (2007) 'Influences on communication about reproduction: the cultural evolution of low fertility.' Evolution and human behaviour, 28 (3). pp.
Rabinovich, Anna and Webley
(2007) 'Filling the gap
between planning and doing: psychological factors involved in the successful implementation of saving intention.' Journal of Economic Psychology
, 28 (4). pp.
Lea, Stephen E.G. and Webley
(2006) 'Money as Tool, Money as Drug: The Biological Psychology of a Strong Incentive.' Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 29 (2). pp.
and Nyhus, Ellen (2001) 'Life-Cycle and Dispositional Routes into Problem Debt.' British Journal of Psychology
, 92 (3). pp.
and Cole, M. and Eidjar, -P. (2001) 'The Prediction of Self-Reported and Hypothetical Tax-Evasion: Evidence from England, France and Norway.' Journal of Economic Psychology
, 22 (2). pp.
and Lewis, A. and Mackenzie, C. (2001) 'Commitment among Ethical
Investors: An Experimental Approach.' Journal of Economic Psychology
, 22 (1). pp.