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Yearly Archive 2013

SCP 2014 Miami

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The Society for Consumer Psychology (SCP) will be holding its Annual Winter Conference from March 6 – 8, 2014 at the Intercontinental Miami Hotel in Miami, Florida . The Society for Consumer Psychology conference provides opportunities for a high level of interaction among participants interested in consumer research and in advancing the discipline of consumer psychology in a global society.

Big data: Integrating Marketing, Statistics and Computer Science

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The Marketing Science Special Issue draws on recent advances in computer science and statistics to deepen our understanding of consumer behavior and to improve the practice of marketing in data-rich environments.

OPIM Professorship at Wharton

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The OPIM Department at the Wharton School is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at any level.

Skipping breakfast and everything causing cancer

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The New York Times had an article on the widespread confusion about whether skipping breakfast causes you to gain or lose weight. Turns out there’s no real scientific evidence that skipping breakfast has any effect on obesity.

Every day is a big day

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Our friend Pete McGraw often says “today is a big day”. When people ask why, he says that every day is a big day.

New York Computer Science and Economics Day (NYCE 2013)

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The goal of NYCE Day is to bring together researchers in New York and surrounding areas who are interested in problems at the intersection of economics and computation.

Tipping on room service when delivery fee and service charge are included

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Tipping: Room service bills often includes a “delivery charge” of a few dollars plus a “service charge” of close to 20%. Should you tip more?

How do people die?

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A GLOBAL VIEW The Guardian newspaper in the UK made this rather amazing interactive infographic (click through to interact) on causes of death, conditioned on age and region, around the world. They also provide, below, a display of ranked causes of death, and how they’ve changed since 1990. How do people die? One thing that […]

Soda, pop, and coke

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If you ask people in the US “What generic word do you use to describe carbonated soft drinks?”, you get data that look like these. Pop in the Midwest. Coke in the South. Soda everywhere else.

Good intentions don’t justify lying about risk

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DO NOT LIE ABOUT RISK: PRESENT PROBABILITIES TRUTHFULLY OR NOT AT ALL On July 7th 2005, four bags containing bombs were left on London public transport. They exploded, killing 52 people. Bombs in two bags at the Boston Marathon this year killed three. We can imagine the policy-maker’s thinking when they came up with this […]