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Newsletter 6: Dec 11, 2009

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Upcoming seminars of potential interest at Columbia


Monday, Dec. 14


12.10-1.30, Schermerhorn 200C (Psych Dept Cognitive Lunch)

Kirstin Appelt & Dave Hardisty (Columbia)

"I want it now and I want to get it over with now: Impatience explains discounting anomalies for gains and losses"

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Tuesday, Dec. 15


2:15-3:45, Uris 306 (I.O., Organizations, and Strategy)

Felix Oberholzer-Gee (Harvard)

Truth in Giving: Experimental Evidence on the Welfare Effects of Informed Giving to the Poor

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Upcoming seminars of potential interest at NYU


Monday, Dec. 14


4.15 p.m.    44 W. 4th St, Room KMC 5-80 (Applied Microeconomics Workshop)

Allan Collard-Wexler & Mariagiovanna Baccara (NYU Stern)

Gender and Racial Biases: Evidence from Child Adoption”

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Weblinks of the week


The Psychology of Social Status: How the pursuit of status can lead to aggressive and self-defeating behavior

Nobel Laureate economist, John Harsanyi, said that “apart from economic payoffs, social status seems to be the most important incentive and motivating force of social behavior.”


MIT wins DARPA’s red balloon challenge

MIT's Riley Crane only found out about DARPA's red balloon challenge a few days before it started. Yet his team went on to win the contest through its savvy use of the Internet.


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