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Newsletter 20: April 26,2010

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Upcoming seminars of potential interest at Columbia


Monday, April 26


2.30-4.00, IAB 1027 (Economic Theory Workshop)

Sanjeev Goyal (Cambridge University)

Title TBA

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Tuesday, April 27


12.30-1.45, Uris 332 (Management Division Seminar)

Mina Cikara  (Princeton)
“Stereotypes & Schadenfreude”

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2:15-3:45, IAB 1027 (I.O., Organizations, and Strategy)

Minjae Song (University of Rochester)

Bundling Among Rivals: A Case of Pharmaceutical Cocktails” (with Claudio Lucarelli and Sean Nicholson)

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4:15-5:45, IAB 1027 (Money Macro Workshop)

Peter Howitt (Brown)
Banks, Market Organization and Macroeconomic Performance: An Agent-Based Computational Analysis

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Wednesday, April 28


4:15-5:45, IAB 1027 (Applied Microeconomics Seminar)

Chulhee Lee (Seoul National University)

“Military Service and Economic Mobility: Evidence from the American Civil War”

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Thursday, April 29


2.15-3.45, Uris Hall 331(Finance Division Seminar)

Mark Westerfield (University of Southern California)

Title TBA

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Upcoming seminars of potential interest at NYU


Tuesday, April 27


2.30-3.30, Room 517, 19 West 4th St. (Psychology/NeuroEconomics seminar)

Daeyeol Lee (Yale)

Single Neurons and Decision Making in Primate Brain

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4.30-?, Room 517, 19 West 4th St. (Development and International Economics Workshop)

Benjamin Jones (Northwestern)

Temperature Shocks and Economic Growth: Evidence from the Last Half Century

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Weblinks of the week



The (behavioral) economics of online dating


Another interesting post on the blog of offers a (biased!) explanation of why their business model is superior.




Former CDS Associate Director Dan Goldstein offers some useful advice for job market candidates in Marketing (of use in other disciplines as well).



Working paper of the week


Zapping brains increases impatience: they don’t call the left side “sinister” for nothing.


Figner B., Knoch D., Johnson E. J., Krosch A. R., Lisanby S. H., Fehr E., Weber E. U. (2010).

Lateral prefrontal cortex and self-control in intertemporal choice. Nature Neuroscience.


Disruption of function of left, but not right, lateral prefrontal cortex (LPFC) with low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) increased choices of immediate rewards over larger delayed rewards. rTMS did not change choices involving only delayed rewards or valuation judgments of immediate and delayed rewards, providing causal evidence for a neural lateral-prefrontal cortex-based self-control mechanism in intertemporal choice.



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