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Newsletter 248: October 28, 2019


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.

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Seminars of Interest at Columbia

Monday, October 28th

2:30 pm to 3:45 pm - International Affairs Building 1101
Economic Theory Workshop - Han Huynh

Tuesday, October 29th

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm - Uris 333
Marketing Seminar - Tony Ke (MIT)

12:30 pm to 1:45 pm - Uris 303
Macroeconomics Lunch Group (Faculty and invited grad students only) - Wonmun Shin

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm - Uris 330
Management Seminar - Bennett Chiles and D. Daniel Keum
Resorting to Obfuscation: When Do Firms Adopt Shrouded Pricing?
Vaulting into the Spotlight: Accelerated Revenue Growth Approaching the $100 Million Revenue Goal and Sibling Rivalry: Zero-Sum Dynamics of Managerial Power and Firm Value in Business Groups

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm - Uris 329
PhD Student Seminar - Polina Dovman 

2:15 pm to 3:45 pm - International Affairs Building 1101
Industrial Organization and Strategy Seminar - Fiona Scott Morton (Yale)
Testing the Theory of Common Stock Ownership

4:15 pm to 5:45 pm - International Affairs Building 1101
Money-Macro Workshop - Chun-Che Chi 

Wednesday, October 30th

12:30 pm to 1:45 pm - Uris 142
Finance Free Lunch (Facullty Only) - Polina Dovman 

4:05 pm to 5:35 pm - International Affairs Building 1101
Applied Microeconomics Seminar - Simon Jäger (MIT and NBER) 
Labor in the Boardroom (with Benjamin Schoefer and Jörg Heining)

Thursday, October 31st

12:30 pm to 1:45 pm - Uris 306
Microeconomics Faculty Lunch - Charles Angelucci

12:30 pm to 1:45 pm - Uris 140
Finance Seminar - Daniel Paravisni (London School of Economics) 
Measuring Bias in Consumer Lending (with Will Dobbie, Andres Liberman, and Vikram Pathania)

4:15 pm to 5:30 pm - Uris 140
CDS Speaker Series - Dr. Rosemarie Nagel (University of Barcelona)
The Strategic Brain under Risk in Games and Lotteries with FMRI

Friday, November 1st

10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Accounting Seminar - Alexander Nezlobin (Berkeley)

Seminars of Interest Outside of Columbia

Tuesday, October 29th

2:40 pm to 4:00 pm - NYU Economics Room 517
Neuroeconomics Colloquium - Jennifer Trueblood (Vanderbilt)

Article of the Week
Can You Nudge Your Employees to Work-Life Balance?
Though many employers implement policies to improve their employees' work-life balance, such as sleeping pods for naps in the office and flexible working hours, these policies see little uptake even as employee burn-out rates increase. Changes in how these policies are presented to employees, also called "nudges," can encourage employees to take these opportunities without forcing them to. Nudges such changing default calendar settings to shorter meeting times or encouraging flexible working hours by only requiring employees to be in the office for a 5-hour "core window" (leaving the scheduling of their remaining hours up to them) can decrease meeting times and increase employee flexibility without having to implement additional policies which may not be taken advantage of.  

This newsletter is cosponsored by the Center for Decision Sciences and the Decision Making & Negotiations Area.

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