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Newsletter 258: March 2, 2020

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Registration for the Curiosity, Creativity, and Complexity Conference 2020 is now open!
Monday, May 18 - Tuesday, May 19
Jerome L. Green Science Center - 9th floor lecture hall

Seminars of Interest at Columbia

Monday, March 2nd

12:30 pm to 1:45 pm  - Uris 329
Finance: PhD Student Seminar - Philipp Lentner (University of Zurich) 

2:30 pm to 3:45 pm - IAB 1101
Economic Theory Workshop - Jennifer La'O (Columbia)

Tuesday, March 3rd

12:30 pm to 1:45 pm - Uris 330
Macroeconomics Lunch Group - Hassan Afrouzi 

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm - Uris 141
Management Seminar - Krishna Savani (Nanyang Technological University)
Using Machine Learning Tools to Generate Novel Hypotheses and to Advance Psychological Theories: The Case of Xenophobia and Culture

4:15 pm to 5:45 pm - IAB 1101
Money-Macro Workshop - Ufuk Akcigit (University of Chicago)

Wednesday, March 4th 

12:30 pm to 1:45 pm - Uris 142 
Finance Seminar - Kairong Xiao

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm - IAB 1501
Applied Microeconomics Seminar - Amy Finkelstein (MIT) 

Thursday, March 5th

12:30 pm to 1:45 pm - Uris 140
Finance Seminar - Maryam Farboodi (MIT) 

12:30 pm to 1:45 pm - Uris 333 
Microeconomics Faculty Lunch - Matt Backus

Other Seminars of Interest

Thursday, March 5th
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm - NYU, 6 Washington Place, Psychology Room 121
Cognition and Perception Colloquium - Josh Tenenbaum (MIT) 

Article of the Week
Innovative Decision-Making Study Could Lead to Better Therapies for OCD
Researchers at Yale University recently published a study that challenges our understanding of how Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) impacts decision-making. Dr. Helen Pushkarskaya and colleagues found that individuals with more OCD symptoms were more likely to distrust their previous experiences than were those with fewer OCD symptoms. This finding reconceptualizes OCD as a disorder "distinguished by overreliance on past experience" instead of as mere behavioral inflexibility. This memory-based model may aid development of novel treatments for OCD.  

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