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Opt Out is Best Plan for Donors

Decision Science News | July 30, 2013

Professor Eric Johnson's research on default design in organ donation was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer in an article by Michael Smerconish.

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Mindful Judgment and Decision Making: The Case Against Mindless Economics (VIDEO)

Decision Science News | January 19, 2011

Professor Elke Weber speaks about her research. The title of her talk is "Mindful Judgment and Decision Making: The Case Against Mindless Economics".

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Marketing, Risk Management | Read Article

Inside the Heir and Heiress Camps

Decision Science News | November 09, 2010

The rich are anxious these days with the possible expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts. Banks and private-wealth-management companies are responding by offering seminars and financial boot camps to ease the worries of the super-wealthy.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Capital Markets and Investments | Read Article

Republican's Tax Allergy

Decision Science News | November 09, 2010

Professors Eric Johnson and Elke Weber's research on the impact of labels triggering cognitive and emotional processes underlying decision making was mentioned in Crain's Insider.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Marketing, Organizations, Strategy | Read Article

Is It Hot in Here? Must Be Global Warming.

Decision Science News | July 31, 2010

Researchers at Columbia University found a high correlation between a participant???s stance on global warming and how he perceived the outdoor temperature on the day he was asked about it. Study subjects were also more likely to say they would donate to a global warming charity on days they perceived to be unusually warm. For Eric J. Johnson, the director of the Center for Decision Sciences at Columbia Business School and a co-author of the study, the findings highlight the pitfalls of policymaking by poll, given that opinions on such a complex issue appear susceptible to highly impertinent data.

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CDS Associate Director Featured at Forbes

Decision Science News | June 03, 2010

CDS Associate Director Eric J. Schoenberg has recently contributed a piece to Forbes magazine detailing his view on higher taxes for the wealthy.

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CDS Director Elke Weber Featured in New York Times Magazine

Decision Science News | April 23, 2009

In a New York Times Magazine article on April 16, Professor Elke Weber, codirector of the Center for Decision Sciences, suggests that solving climate change requires more than developing the right technology.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Media and Technology | Read Article

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