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GET MULTIPLE SOURCES OF DECISION SCIENCE NEWS IN ONE PLACE Decision Science News (the Web site) was surprised and pleased to see that Guy Kawasaki‘s alltop.com devoted a sub-site to Web logs on decision-making and gave us the top billing: http://decisionscience.alltop.com Decision-making research fans can visit the above link any time to get an update […]

JDM 2008, November 15-17, Chicago

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ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING The Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM) invites abstracts for symposia, oral presentations, and posters on any interesting topic related to judgment and decision making. Completed manuscripts are not required. LOCATION, DATES, AND PROGRAM SJDM’s annual conference will be held at the Chicago Hilton […]

Risk tolerance

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ASSESSING RISK TOLERANCE WITH A SIMPLE GAMBLE Want to estimate risk tolerance with just one question? Thanks to Bob Clemen who has written a nice piece about it in the Decision Analysis Newsletter, and to the SJDM mailing list, here’s the one question: “Suppose you face a gamble where you can win $x with probability […]

Why doesn’t economics cite other fields?

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WHO TALKS TO WHOM: INTRA- AND INTERDISCIPLINARY COMMUNICATION OF ECONOMICS JOURNALS A talk by Jeffrey Pfeffer currently touring the world cites some stats from Who Talks to Whom? Intra- and Interdisciplinary Communication of Economics Journals, a 2002 paper by Rik Pieters and Hans Baumgartner: ” * 90% of citations in economics is intradisciplinary * The […]

What determines the music we like?

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RUNAWAY POPULARITY EFFECTS IN MUSIC DOWNLOADING Back when DSN was headquatered at Columbia, it helped out a bit with Matt Salganik and Duncan Watts’ project on runaway popularity effects in music downloading. The paper is now out in Science (vol 311, page 854): Experimental Study of Inequality and Unpredictability in an Artificial Cultural Market. It’s […]

A room with a Wu

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POSTDOC AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO GSB The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Center for Decision Research anticipates hiring a Postdoctoral Fellow for a period of one to two years, with a starting date of August 2006. The Postdoctoral Fellow will serve as the lab manager of the Graduate School of Business’s Decision […]

Recognition can be stronger than perception

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THE EFFECT OF BRAND RECOGNITION ON HOW WE BUY The recognition heuristic makes a prediction that in specific domains, recognized (previously-encountered) items will be chosen over unrecognzied (completely novel) items. Wayne D. Hoyer and Steven P. Brown ran studies in 1990 to see to what degree brand recognition affected consumer choice. They found two brands […]

Wikis are the new collaborative lab notebooks

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COLLABORATIVE DECISION RESEARCH WITH WIKIS DSN has talked and worked with several labs that use Wikis and Blogs to organize lab research. Instead of emailing files to one another, lab members can simply post them to a lab wiki. Parts of wikis and be password protected, as can blogs offered by typepad.com. Free online wikis […]

Few things are more important to teach than decision making

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INTERUNIVERSITY DECISION BEHAVIOR TEACHING REPOSITORY The Interuniversity Decision Behavior Teaching Repository is a harbor for materials on teaching decision making from the world over. The project was started up by J. Frank Yates, with the help of a National Science Foundation grant. In his words: “The future of judgment and decision making scholarship depends directly […]

35th EMAC Conference

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35TH EUROPEAN MARKETING ACADEMY CONFERENCE IN ATHENS GREECE The 35th European Marketing Academy Conference will take place in Athens, Greece from May 23rd to May 26th, 2006. The self-described aim of the conference is “to determine and interpret the conditions that are necessary for marketing leadership, while relating the findings of academic research with actionable […]