Skip to main content

Lukasz Walasek

Lukasz Walasek


Research Interests:

The role of uncertainty in valuation of consumer objects and risky assets; Psychological ownership and feelings of possession; Endowment effects

Personal Home Page

Contact Details



Publications in refereed journals

  • Walasek, L., Rakow, T., & Matthews, W. J. (in press). When does construction enhance product value? Investigating the combined effects of object assembly and ownership on valuation. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making
  • Walasek, L., Matthews, W. J., & Rakow, T. (in press). The need to belong and the value of belongings: Does ostracism change the subjective value of personal possessions? Journal of Behavioural and Experimental Economics. doi:10.1016/j.socec.2015.04.012

  • Walasek, L., & Brown, G. D. A. (2015). Income inequality, income, and internet searches for status goods: A cross-national study of the association between inequality and well-being. Social Indicators Research. doi: 10.1007/s11205-015-1158-4

  • Walasek, L., & Brown, G. D. A. (2015). Inequality and status seeking: Searching for positional goods in unequal US states. Psychological Science, 26(4), 527-533. doi: 10.1177/0956797614567511

  • Walasek, L., & Stewart, N. (2015). How to make loss aversion disappear and reverse: Tests of the decision by sampling origin of loss aversion. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144(1), 7-11. doi: 10.1037/xge0000039

  • Walasek, L., Wright, R.J., & Rakow, T. (2014). Ownership status and the representation of assets of uncertain value: The Balloon Endowment Risk Task (BERT). Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 27(5), 419-432. doi: 10.1002/bdm.1819


  • Walasek, L. (2012). Review of “Perspectives on Framing”, edited by Gideon Keren. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 25(2), 215-216 .
  • Walasek, L. (2011). Review of “Applied Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences”, by Christopher L. Aberson. Psychology Learning & Teaching, 10, 273-274.​