Inside the Heir and Heiress Camps

Decision Science News | November 9, 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.

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Republican's Tax Allergy

Decision Science News | November 9, 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.

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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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Adding Punch to Influence Public Opinion

Decision Science News | July 25, 2010

THE Harmony Institute wants to change your mind ?? at the movies. In the last few weeks, a little-noticed nonprofit with big ideas about the persuasive power of movies and television shows quietly began an initiative aimed at getting filmmakers and others to use the insights and techniques of behavioral psychology in delivering social and political messages through their work.

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Professor Eric Johnson Featured in The New York Times

Decision Science News | June 7, 2010

Professor Eric Johnson's ideas for improving retirement income are featured in this New York Times article.

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CDS Associate Director Featured at Forbes

Decision Science News | June 3, 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.

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