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Newsletter 14: March 15, 2010

Upcoming seminars of potential interest at Columbia


Tuesday, March 16


12.30-1.45, Uris 307 (Marketing Division Seminar)

Michaela Draganska (Stanford)

Title TBA

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Thursday, March 18


2.15-3.45, Uris Hall, room TBA (Finance Division Seminar)

Richard Stanton (UC Berkeley)

Title TBA

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Weblink of the week


Carnegie Mellon University Professor Paul Fischbeck, a risk expert, calculated the risk of driving a recalled Toyota and found that the accelerator problem increases the driving risk by only 2 percent… Consumers also may want to reconsider parking their recalled Toyotas until repairs have been made. "Replacing driving by walking really increases the risk of dying," Fischbeck said. "Walking a mile is 19 times or 1,900 percent more dangerous than driving a mile in a recalled Toyota.