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Newsletter 127: Mar 30, 2015

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

Monday March 30th

12:30pm to 1:30pm Uris 328 (PhD Seminar - Byeong-Je An)
Title Not Available 

2pm to 4pm  1101 IAB (Economic Theory Workshop - Mallesh Pai)
Do Online Social Networks Increase Welfare?  (with Manuel Mueller-Frank)

Tuesday March 31st

12:30pm to 1:30pm Uris 332 (
Management Seminars - Brian Wu (Michigan))
When Suppliers Climb the Value Chain: A Theory of Value Distribution in Vertical Relationships

2:15pm to 3:45pm 1101 IAB (Industrial Organization and Strategy Seminar - Judith Chevalier (Yale))
Best Prices: Price Discrimination and Consumer Substitution (with Anil Kashyap)

4:15pm to 5:45pm 1101 IAB (Money Macro Seminar - Alp Simsek)
Investment Hangover and the Great Recession (with Matthew Rognlie and Andrei Shleifer)

6pm to 7:30pm 311 Warren (Cognitive and Decision Seminar Series - Tom Cunningham (IIES and Caltech))
Hierarchical Aggregation of Information and Decision-Making

Wednesday April 1st

2pm to 4pm 1101 IAB (International Economics Workshop - Owen Zidar)
Title Not Available 

4:10pm to 5:10pm 614 Schermerhorn Hall (Psychology Department Colloquium Series - Dacher Keltner (UC Berkeley))
Evolution of the Sublime: Toward a Science of Awe

Thursday April 2nd

12:30pm to 1:30pm Uris 303 (Marketing Seminar - Tom Cunningham (IIES))
Title Not Available

12:30pm to 1:30pm Uris 331 (Finance Free Lunch Seminar (Faculty Only) - Paul Tetlock)
Title Not Available 

2:15pm to 3:45pm Room Not Given (Finance Seminar (John Campbell))
Title Not Available 

Friday April 3rd

12:30pm to 1:45pm Room Not Given (Competitive Strategy Seminar - Anand Swaminathan (Emory University))
Industry Clusters and Organizational Protypes: Evidence from the Franconian Brewing Industry (with Nikolaus Beck, James Wade, and Filippo Carlo Wezel)

Seminars of Interest at NYU

Thursday April 2nd 

11am to 12pm Smilow Seminar Room (Psychiatry Ground Rounds Talk - Lianne Morris Smith, Rubiahna Vaughn and Carol Bernstein (NYU Langone))
Psychiatry in Ghana: A Trainee Perspective

12:30pm to 1:30pm 4 Washington Place, Room 551 (Cognition and Perception Colloquia - Elizabeth Cutrone, Karolina Lempert and Xiangbin Teng (NYU Doctoral Students))

12:30pm to 1:30pm Economics Department Room 517 (CESS Experimental Economics Seminar - Dorothea Kubler (WZB Berlin Social Science Center))
College Admissions with Entrance Exams: Centralized versus Decentralized

News Article of the Week 
Assumptions of equality could hinder group decision-making ability
A new study shows that when making decisions in groups, there is often a belief that each member of the group's opinion should be weighed equally, regardless of competence. This bias could contribute to less than optimal decisions in groups. 

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