Understanding Human Decision Making

The center facilitates research and understanding on consumer behavior, the implications of decision making on public policy, and the neurological underpinnings of judgment and decision making.

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Evaluating How People Make Decisions

Theory and research in the decision sciences has followed two paths: The first is normative or prescriptive, focused on specifying criteria for evaluating decisions and providing algorithms for achieving optimal outcomes; the second is descriptive, focusing on how people actually make decisions.

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Competing With Bias

Research shows how discrimination works in the hiring process and suggests that science and tech firms that leave it unaddressed may overlook talented female candidates.

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Katherine Phillips Named Senior Vice Dean

Effective July 1, 2014, Phillips will succeed Gita Johar, the Meyer Feldberg Professor of Business, whose three-year term as senior vice dean is ending.

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Financing China’s Future

China’s rapid urbanization strategy requires a financing system that can keep up. Shusong Ba of the State Council of China lays out economic and policy reforms that will help local governments cope with cities bursting at the seams.

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University Professors Awarded 2014 Eccles Prize

Two University professors have been awarded the 2014 George S. Eccles Prize for Excellence in Economic Writing.

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Tunisia's Fight for Democracy

The new Prime Minister explains how revolution is leading to freedom and a country of laws.

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Turkey's Hot-Money Problem

Ongoing financial volatility in emerging economies is fueling debate about whether the so-called “Fragile Five” — Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa, and Turkey — should be viewed as victims of their excessive integration into global financial markets.

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Reforming China's State-Market Balance

Many of China’s problems today stem from too much market and too little government, says Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz.

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All-Star Pitchers Will Hate Instant Replay, According to New Research from Columbia Business School

Columbia Business School Professor Reviews Data of Nearly 800K MLB Pitches and Finds ‘Star-Struck’ Umpires Show Bias in Favor of All-Star Pitchers

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Event Connects Endowed Professors, Alumni

More than 60 distinguished Columbia Business School alumni, faculty, and staff members gathered at New York’s Le Parker Meridien hotel in Midtown for the School’s biennial Professorship Celebration on March 24. The event connects alumni who have supported endowed professorships and the professors who hold those chairs.

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