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Thaler & Sunstein Release "Nudge: The Final Edition"

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 8/3/2021 1:05:55 PM
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Nobel laureate Richard Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein have released a new and improved version of their pioneering behavioral economics book, Nudge. "Nudge: The Final Edition" is on shelves now.

Mindworks: The Science of Thinking is Now Open!

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 7/19/2021 4:13:02 PM
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The CDR is pleased to announce the opening of Mindworks: The Science of Thinking, the world’s first lab and interactive museum dedicated to behavioral science, located at 224 S Michigan Avenue in the heart of Chicago’s cultural corridor.

CDR Research in the News: Winter & Spring 2021

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 5/28/2021 10:21:32 AM
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During the first half of 2021, CDR faculty were featured in popular press and podcasts. Catch up on recent thought leadership by CDR researchers.

Video: Think Better with Katy Milkman

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 5/21/2021 8:38:41 AM
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Katy Milkman

On May 20, 2021, behavioral scientist Katy Milkman joined George Wu to discuss Prof. Milkman's new book "How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be." The recording is now available.

2021 Thaler-Tversky Independent Research Grant Winners

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 5/17/2021 10:00:00 AM
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Richard Thaler

The CDR is pleased to announce Daniel Albohn and David Munguia Gomez are the recipients of the 2021 Thaler-Tversky Independent Research Grant for emerging scholars. Learn about the winners and their proposed projects.

CDR Faculty Partner with Young Scholars for Leadership Alliance Program

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 3/22/2021 11:23:47 AM
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This summer, the Center for Decision Research will welcome seven outstanding rising scholars as part of the Leadership Alliance’s Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP). Students have the opportunity to conduct an independent research project under the guidance of a CDR faculty mentor.

CDR Launches International Research Partnership with Ashoka University

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 2/23/2021 10:15:06 AM
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The CDR recently launched a promising new partnership with Ashoka University’s Delhi-based Centre for Social and Behaviour Change that will enable both institutions to conduct innovative cross-cultural research, field-test behavioral interventions, and more.

Video: Think Better with Ayelet Fishbach

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 2/18/2021 2:00:00 PM
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Chicago Booth Prof. Ayelet Fishbach

On Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Chicago Booth's Ayelet Fishbach presented her talk "Stay Motivated" exploring the behavioral science behind effective goal-setting and motivation. The recap and recording are now available.

Apply Today: Thaler-Tversky Independent Research Grant

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 1/15/2021 9:55:22 AM
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Richard Thaler

The Center for Decision Research is now accepting submissions for the spring round of the Thaler-Tversky Independent Research Grant program for emerging scholars. Applications are due by April 1, 2021.

Alex Imas Wins Exeter Prize for Research on Gender Discrimination

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 1/5/2021 4:00:00 PM
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Chicago Booth's Alex Imas and co-authors were recently awarded the Exeter Prize for their outstanding paper, "The Dynamics of Discrimination: Theory and Evidence"

CDR Research Featured at SJDM's 2020 Annual Meeting

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 1/4/2021 3:41:00 PM
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The Society for Judgment and Decision Making held its virtual Annual Meeting Dec. 9-12, 2020. Catch up on the posters and sessions that featured research by CDR faculty, principal researchers, and students.

CDR Research in the News: Fall 2020

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 12/10/2020 1:30:00 PM
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During fall quarter, CDR faculty were featured in popular press and podcasts. Catch up on recent thought leadership by CDR researchers.

Video: Think Better with Todd Rogers

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 11/19/2020 12:00:00 PM
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On Wednesday, November 19, behavioral scientist Todd Rogers presented his Think Better talk, "Fewer Words, Please" about harnessing the science of attention to write concise, effective emails.

Chicago Urban League Presents Humanitarian Award to Professor George Wu

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 11/4/2020 12:00:00 PM
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Chicago Booth Professor George Wu was recently named the recipient of the 2020 Chicago Urban League Humanitarian Award for his work as a key architect of the Urban League's IMPACT Leadership Development Program.

CDR Lab Director Becky White Wins Booth Impact Award

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 10/30/2020 12:00:00 PM
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CDR Lab Director Rebecca White

CDR Lab Director Dr. Becky White was awarded a 2020 Booth Impact Award for her exceptional leadership of the center's research staff and data collection efforts. Read more about Dr. White, her history at the CDR, and the innovative projects that merited this well-deserved award.

CDR Research in the News: July & August 2020

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 9/10/2020 12:00:00 PM
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During summer 2020, CDR faculty were featured in the The Washington Post, CNN, and other fine publications. Catch up on recent thought leadership by CDR researchers.

Re-Launching A Behavioral Science Lab, Virtually

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 8/14/2020 9:41:03 AM
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The Center for Decision Research’s PIMCO Decision Research Lab continues to conduct world-class empirical research—but has transformed itself during the COVID-19 shutdown into a virtual lab in order to help advance the scientific understanding of human behavior.

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