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Newsletter 156: Sep 6, 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

Tuesday September 6th

2:15pm to 3:45pm - 1101 IAB
Industrial Organization & Strategy Seminar - Ben Handel (Berkeley)
Information or Compensation? Understanding the Role of Information Technology in Physician Response to Pay-for-Performance

4:15pm to 5:45pm - 1101 IAB
Money-Macro Workshop - Jeremy Lise (University College London)
The Macro-dynamics of Sorting between Workers and Firms (with Jean-Marc Robin)

Thursday September 8th

12:30pm to 1:30pm - Uris 331
Finance Free Lunch (Faculty Only) - Murillo Campello 
Bankruptcy and the Cost of Organized Labor

12:30pm to 1:30pm - Uris 330
Marketing Seminar - Stephen Spiller (UCLA)
Title Not Available

2:15pm to 3:45pm - Uris 141
Finance Seminar - Holger Mueller (NYU)
Redistribution of Local Labor Market Shocks through Firms’ Internal Networks (with Xavier Giroud)

Seminars of Interest at NYU

Thursday September 8th

12:30pm to 1:30pm - Psychology Room 551
Cognition & Perception Colloquia - Celeste Kidd (University of Rochester)
Title Not Available

Article of the Week
What a Bad Decision Looks Like in the Brain
Economists have spent more than 50 years cataloging irrational choices but they still aren’t sure why they happen. Center for Decision Sciences Director Eric Johnson explains that over the years, researchers have made many attempts to not only understand them, but to make them go away. However, no explanation is a clear winner. In the last 15 to 20 years, neuroscientists like Paul Glimcher have begun to peer directly into the brain in search of answers. 

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