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Newsletter 124: Mar 3, 2015

The Center for Decision Sciences at Columbia Business School
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Seminars of Interest at Columbia

Monday March 2nd

12pm to 1:30pm 200 B Schermerhorn (Psychology Department Monday Seminar - Don Pfaff (Rockefeller University))
Neuroanatomical, neurochemical and neurophysiological methods to study the cellular mechanisms by which the brain controls behavior

2pm to 4pm 1101 IAB (
Economic Theory Workshop - Yuichi Yamamoto)
Stochastic Games with Hidden States

Tuesday March 3rd

12:30pm to 1:30pm Uris 332 (Management Seminars - Ursula Staudinger (Columbia))
More Years, More Life: The Plasticity of Aging

2:15pm to 3:45pm 1101 IAB (Industrial Organization and Strategy Seminar - Jan De Loecker (Princeton))
Estimating Market Power: Evidence from the US Beer Industry

4:15pm to 5:45pm 1101 IAB (Money Macro Seminar - David Lagakos)
Measuring and Explaining International Differences in Hours Worked (with Alex Bick and Nicola Fuchs-Schuendeln)

Wednesday March 4th

2pm to 4pm 1101 IAB (International Economics Workshop - Costas Arkolakis)
Title Not Available 

4:10pm to 5:10pm 614 Schermerhorn Hall (Psychology Department Colloquium Series - Arie Kruglanski (University of Maryland))
The Forces of Cognitive Energetics

Thursday March 5th

12:30pm to 1:30pm Uris 326 (Finance Free Lunch Seminar (Faculty Only) - Andrew Ahg)
Title Not Available 

2:15pm to 3:45pm Uris 326 (Finance Seminar (Gregor Matvos))
Deposit Competition and Financial Fragility: Evidence from the US Banking Sector (with Mark Egan and Ali Hortacsu)

Seminars of Interest at NYU

Thursday March 5th

11am to 12pm  Smilow Seminar Room (Psychiatry Grand Round Talks - Annelle Primm (American Psychiatric Association)
Understanding the Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Mental Health Care of Diverse and Underserved Populations

12:30pm to 1:30pm Psychology Room 551 (Cognition and Perception Colloquia - Andrei Cimpian (University of Illinois)) 
A New Perspective on Gender Gaps in America: The The Role of Discipline-Specific Beliefs about What is Required for Success

12:30pm to 1:30pm  Economics Department Room 517 (CESS Experimental Economics Seminar - Ariel Rubenstein (NYU) )
A Typology of Players: between Instinctive and Contemplative

Article of the Week 3.0 — Behavioral Economics and Insurance Exchanges
The Affordable Care Act of October 2013 changed the health insurance market. It introduced a state and federal system from which people can purchase health insurance for themselves and their families. Since its introduction, many glitches have been found in the websites that people use to sign up for and choose between insurance options. This article discusses ways that improvements could be made in order to help consumers make the best decision for them. 

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