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Newsletter 142: Nov 30, 2015

The Center for Decision Sciences at Columbia Business School
Welcome to the Center for Decision Sciences' Weekly Newsletter. Below you can find a list of events of interest.

Seminars of Interest at Columbia

Monday November 30th

2:30pm to 4:30pm 1101 International Affairs Building (Economic Theory Workshop - Alessandro Pavan)
Re-matching: Experimentation and Cross-subsidization

Tuesday December 1st 

2:15pm to 3:45pm 1101 International Affairs Building (Industrial Organization & Strategy Seminar - Jon Levin (Stanford))
Are Dynamic Vickrey Auctions Practical?: Properties of the Combinatorial Clock Auction (with Andrzej Skrzypacz).  Joint with NYU Stern.

4:15pm to 5:45pm 1101 International Affairs Building (Money-Macro Workshop - Alan Taylor)
Leveraged Bubbles (with Oscar Jorda and Moritz Schularick)

Wednesday December 2nd 

4:15pm to 5:45pm 1101 IAB (Applied Microeconomics - Jens Ludwig)
Human Decisions and Machine Predictions

Thursday December 3rd  

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

12:30pm to 1:30pm Uris 329 (PhD Student Seminar - Ye Li)
Title Not Available 

2:15pm to 3:45pm Uris 301 (Finance Seminar - Itamar Drechsler (NYU))
Title Not Available 

Seminars of Interest at NYU

Tuesday December 1st 

12:30 to 1:30pm Psychology Room 551 (Social Psychology Brown Bags - Francesca Manzi
Joanna Sterling
Title Not Available 

2:30pm to 4pm 19 W 4th Street, Room 517 (Neuroeconomics Colloquium - Philippe N. Tobler (University of Zurich))
Neural Representation of Inequality

Thursday December 3rd 

4:00pm to 5:00pm Psychology Room 551 (Social Neuroscience Colloquia - Rebecca Saxe (MIT))
Title Not Available  

News Article of the Week
Why Consumers Often Err in Choosing Health Plans 
In the fall, thousands of Americans make decisions regarding healthcare plans. Many choose the wrong plan, paying more than they need to. The article discusses research on why this may be happening. Research conducted by CDS' own Eric Johnson, exploring interventions to help consumers make better decisions, is highlighted. 


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