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Newsletter 145: Feb 15, 2016

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 February 15th 

2:30pm to 4:00pm 1101 IAB (Economic Theory Workshop - Prajit Dutta and Paolo Siconolfi))
Title Not Available

Tuesday February 16th

12:30pm to 2:00pm Uris 330 (Management Seminar - Daniel Levin (Rutgers))
Before They Were Ties: Predicting the Value of Brand-New Connections

Wednesday February 17th 

4:15pm to 5:45pm 1101 IAB (Applied Microeconomics Seminar - Christoph Rothe)
Inference in Regression Discontinuity Designs with a Discrete Running Variable (joint with Michal Kolesar)

Thursday February 18th

12:30pm to 1:30pm Uris 333 (Marketing Seminar - Deborah MacInnis (USC))
Title Not Available

12:30pm to 1:30pm TBA (Finance Free Lunch Seminar (Faculty Only) - David Rothschild)
Trading Strategies and Manipulation: evidence from prediction markets

2:15pm to 3:45pm Uris TBA (Finance Seminar - Jonathan Zinman (Dartmouth))
Title Not Available

Seminars of Interest at NYU 

Tuesday February 16th 

12:30pm to 2:00pm Psychology Room 551 (Social Psychology Brown Bags - Billy Brady and Crystal Clarke)
Title Not Available

Thursday February 18th 

4:00pm to 5:00pm Psychology Room 551 (Social Colloquia - Margaret Clark (Yale))
Title Not Available

Article of the Week
Errors In Decision-Making Just Slow Us Down: Why We Don’t Always Learn From Our Mistakes
The article discusses research done at NYU on learning from past decision-making mistakes. Their results showed that both humans and monkeys slowed their thinking process significantly after a mistake in order to increase accuracy. However, the slowing down in thought did not lead to reduced error. 

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