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PhD students in decision making: Apply to win the de Finetti Award

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DEADLINE MARCH 29, 2019 The European Association for Decision Making’s de Finetti Award has, since 1995, recognized outstanding work by PhD student researchers in the area of decision making. The winner will receive a prize of 750 Euros, a certificate, and be asked to make a presentation at SPUDM 2019 in Amsterdam http://www.spudm2019.com Please see […]

You probably underestimate the populations of Eastern states and the areas of Western states

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NEW PAPER, NEW PRODUCT FEATURE USING PERSPECTIVE PHRASES Click to enlarge As mentioned a few times in past posts, we’ve been doing research on how “perspective sentences,” for example “Israel is about the size of New Jersey in area and population” helps Americans comprehend measurements beyond simply saying “Israel has an area of 20,770 square […]

Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality, Berlin, June 19 – 27, 2018

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The 2018 Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality will take place on June 19 – 27, 2018, at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany.

A chess computer learned from scratch and surpassed human knowledge in 4 hours

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HOW MANY GAMES WAS THAT? AlphaZero is a reinforcement learning (RL) progam that can take a game like chess and given only the rules, can play games against itself and learn how to win. According to several articles, it learned from scratch and surpassed human knowledge of chess in four hours. Specifically, it beat the […]

Summer Institute in Computational Social Science

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AT DUKE UNIVERSITY, APPLICATION DEADLINE FEBRUARY 19, 2018 From the evening of Sunday, June 17 to the morning of Saturday, June 30, 2018, the Russell Sage Foundation will sponsor the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, to be held at Duke University. The purpose of the Summer Institute is to bring together graduate students, postdoctoral […]

The Financial Inclusion Challenge

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A COMPETITION FOR THE BEST IDEAS TO IMPROVE FINANCIAL SECURITY Behavioral economists and financial services firms may be interested in The Financial Inclusion Challenge new competition. Financial security is beyond the reach of millions of Americans. Nearly one-fourth of adults can’t pay their monthly bills, and roughly the same number have little or no access […]

Call for nominations: 5th Exeter Prize for Research in Experimental Economics, Decision Theory, and Behavioral Economics

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The University of Exeter Business School will award a prize of £2,000 for the most outstanding article published in a refereed journal in 2016 from the following fields: Experimental Economics, Decision Theory, Behavioral Economics.

Learn some statistics this summer

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SUMMER STATISTICS AND METHODS COURSES 2017 …. An important part of our stats education was Stephen Stigler’s lesson on the Quincunx Alan Reifman maintains a list of summer statistics and methods courses that would be of interest to those looking to refresh or expand upon their skills. Here is the list for 2017. Enjoy! best, […]

Edward Cokely wins FABBS 2017 Early Career Impact Award

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2017 FABBS AWARD WINNER FROM THE SOCIETY FOR JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING FABBS (Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences) just announced the 2017 Early Career Impact Award winners. This award is presented to early career scientists of FABBS member societies during the first 10 years post-PhD and recognizes scientists who have made major […]

Build your own distribution builders

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A distribution builder is a tool to elicit probability distributions from people. Now you can make your own.