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Columbia Ideas at Work
Your Secrets Are Weighing You Down
Research finds the experience of keeping a secret is akin to carrying a physical weight, diminishing motivation and performance.Read More
New research suggests access to high-income export markets could raise productivity and profitability for businesses across the developing worldRead More
Low-Calorie Menus Could Be Making Us Fat
When lighter options are grouped together, diners opt for heavier meals.Read More
Can't Meet Anyone Online? It's Not All Your Fault.
Seeking a match online? Whether its a new job or a date, fewer choices may lead to better matches.Read More
To Anchor a Negotiation, Two Points May Be Better Than One
Opening ranges offer negotiators unexpected benefits both in relationships and final settlementsRead More
The High Cost of Climate Uncertainty
Using nearly a century and a half of stock market data, researchers consider individual tolerance for risk to put a more accurate price on carbon and stave off the worst effects of climate change.Read More
Up in Smoke
As countries around the world roll out climate change policies, carbon divestment moves from moral high ground to financial imperative.Read More
How Not to Issue an Ebola Quarantine
The nurse in the Ebola quarantine flap is a reminder that it hurts when decisions go against us, but it hurts a lot more when you feel you’ve also been disrespected in the process.Read More
Printing Money, But Not Pumping It into the Economy
A new look at the money multiplier sheds light on bank behavior in the wake of the recession.Read More