The interdisciplinary research group in Behavioral Decision Making was formed in 2003. Our purpose is to draw together scholars with diverse disciplinary backgrounds and shared research interests in the behavioral analysis of judgment and decision making.
In so doing, we hope to foster greater communication and more frequent collaboration among participants. Toward that end, we sponsor a research seminar series that meets from 12:15-1:30pm on the second and fourth Fridays of each month during the academic year, promulgate a working paper series, and provide curriculum advice to doctoral students. We welcome participation from all interested faculty and students from UCLA and neighboring institutions.
Co-chairs: Shlomo Benartzi, Craig Fox.
Behavioral Decision Making article, Assets Magazine, Fall 2009
Spring 2014 Schedule
Daniel J. Benjamin | Cornell University
"Assessing the Use of Happiness Survey Responses
as Utility Proxies"
Katherine L. Milkman | University of Pennsylvania
"Motivating Virtuous Behavior"
Zev Eigen | Northwestern University
"An Experimental Test of the Effectiveness of
Terms & Conditions"
Winter 2014 Schedule
Julia Minson | Harvard University
"The Fickle Wisdom of Dyads: When Discussion Undermines Versus Enhances the Benefits of
Don Moore | UC Berkeley
"Optimistic About Optimism: The Belief that Optimism Improves Performance"
Linda Babcock | Carnegie Mellon University
"Breaking the Glass Ceiling with "No": Gender Differences in the
Demand and Supply of Non-Promotable Tasks"
Norbert Schwarz | University of Southern California
"Metaphor and Experience in Judgment and Decision Making:
Of Fishy Smells and Heavy Weights"
Todd Rogers | Harvard University
"How Change Sticks: How Treatment Effects Can Persist After
Treatment Has Been Discontinued"
Fall 2013 Schedule
Jonathan Levav | Stanford University
Hal E. Hershfield | New York University
"Conceptions of the Future Transform Intertemporal Choice"
Dean Karlan | Yale University
"To Charge or Not to Charge: Evidence From a Health Products Experiment in Uganda"
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