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How The World Works with Warren Olney
 
Warren Olney and key Anderson faculty members uncover some of the most fascinating aspects of business and how we work
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What Does it Take to be a Smart Shopper? Stamina

Elisabeth Honka finds consumers peter out, leaving money on the table

Featuring: Elisabeth Honka, Associate Professor of Marketing

When Viewing COVID Charts, Watch for this Classic Psychological Trick

Stephen Spiller spots the optimism behind a decrease in new cases

Featuring: Stephen Spiller, Associate Professor of Marketing and Behavioral Decision Making, Director of Behavioral Lab

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Debunking One of the Most Famous Psychology Experiments Ever

Economist Dan Benjamin thoroughly shakes down the classic marshmallow test

Featuring: Daniel J. Benjamin, Professor of Behavioral Economics and Genoeconomics

Why a Nationwide $15 Minimum Wage Is Wrongheaded

Economist Ed Leamer pulls no punches looking at our societal issues

Featuring: Edward Leamer, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Global Economics and Management Director Emeritus, UCLA Anderson Forecast

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The Forecast Since the Biden Stimulus

Economist Leo Feler weighs consumer behavior, universal basic income

Featuring: Leo Feler, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast

What People of Asian Descent in America Face Now

Vice Chancellor Margaret Shih explains the cultural and workplace conflicts.

Featuring: Margaret Shih, Associate Vice Chancellor, BruinX, UCLA Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Neil Jacoby Chair in Management; Professor of Management and Organizations

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The Way the FDA Approves Vaccines Should Be Different Now

As Fernanda Bravo tells Warren Olney, it should be risk versus reward.

Featuring: Fernanda Bravo, Assistant Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management
 

Women Consider Jobs Differently, and Employers Know It

Warren Olney navigates hours, work/life balance and pay with Melanie Wasserman.

Featuring: Melanie Wasserman, Assistant Professor of Economics
 

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Many Fine Wine Labels Are Hiding That They’re Organic

Magali Delmas found the quality is higher but eco-labeling would leave a sour note.

Featuring: Magali Delmas, Professor of Management; Faculty Director, Impact@Anderson

This Behavioral Scientist Studied Chinese Factories and Found Surprising Keys to Productivity

What motivates employees extends into the U.S. as well, according to Sherry Wu.

Featuring: Sherry Wu, Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations

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Lobbying and Influence on the Law — Is It Actually for the Public Good?

As Henry Friedman explains to Warren Olney, it can be.

Featuring: Henry Friedman, Associate Professor of Accounting

Would You Rather Have an Award or Some Cash?

The answer might surprise you, as Jana Gallus tells Warren Olney.

Featuring: Jana Gallus, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Behavioral Decision Making

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Your Maps App Would Like to Use Your Location

Keith Chen and Elisa Long use that data constructively.

Featuring: Keith Chen, Professor of Behavioral Economics and Strategy; and Elisa Long Associate Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management
 

Want to Save the Environment? Hope for a Global Treaty

As Ivo Welch and Brad Cornell tell Warren Olney, doing your part will mostly save money.

Featuring: Ivo Welch, Distinguished Professor of Finance, J. Fred Weston Chair in Finance, and Brad Cornell, Professor Emeritus
 

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When Something We Need Goes Scarce, How Do We Decide Who Has Dibs?

Warren Olney interviews Franklin Shaddy about how to allocate precious items, even vaccines.

Featuring: Franklin Shaddy, Assistant Professor of Marketing and Behavioral Decision Making

What’s the Key Ingredient to a Successful Startup?

As Olav Sorenson tells host Warren Olney, it’s your longtime location.

Featuring: Olav Sorenson, Joseph Jacobs Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies; Professor of Strategy; Faculty Research Director, Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Forecasting the Economy When the President Is Sick and Unpredictable

Jerry Nickelsburg talks with Warren Olney about how economists forge ahead with predictions in a time of sheer unpredictability.

Featuring: Jerry Nickelsburg, Adjunct Full Professor; Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast

The Systemic Suppression of Native Americans’ Economic Outcomes

Christian Dippel found that the property rights on reservations have cost generations of Indigenous peoples their fair shot at economic opportunity.

Featuring: Christian Dippel, Assistant Professor of Economics

How Politicians Handle Uncertainty

Craig Fox explained to Warren Olney that when leaders can discern situations with random variables from those with knowable variables, they can better influence and communicate the outcomes.

Featuring: Craig Fox, Harold Williams Chair and Professor of Management
 

What Baseball Teaches Us about Our Own Performance

Hengchen Dai gleaned data from baseball to show that instances of “fresh starts” boost performance — and can be applied to our lives as well.

Featuring: Hengchen Dai, Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations and Behavioral Decision Making
 

If You Think Time Is Money, You’re Forfeiting Happiness

Warren Olney interviewed Sanford Devoe about his critical research on hourly versus salaried earners. The findings are simple — but they explain a great deal about our behaviors.

Featuring: Sanford Devoe, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations
 

Organizations Have Committed to Better Representation, but Really?

Miguel Unzueta, expert on equity, racial discrimination, biases and microaggressions in the workplace, asks, at a time of higher consciousness about equitable representation, how can we make our organizations better?

Featuring: Miguel Unzueta, Senior Associate Dean of MBA Programs; Professor of Management and Organizations
 

The Power of the Immigrant Mindset in America

Economist and researcher Paola Giuliano tells Warren Olney how different waves of immigrants to the U.S. have leaned politically and influenced policy.

Featuring: Paola Giuliano, Professor of Economics, Justice Elwood Lui Endowed Term Chair in Management

The Housing Shortage and Homelessness: A Researcher’s Perspective

Leading real estate researcher Stuart Gabriel examines how the housing shortage and homelessness in California have been exacerbated by redlining, systemic failures and now COVID-19. What are possible solutions?

Featuring: Stuart Gabriel, Arden Realty Chair, Professor of Finance and Director, Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA
 

It’s Not Just What You Say or How You Say It

Heather Caruso discusses how listening to understand is the key to averting conflicts, particularly among people of different backgrounds and cultures.

Featuring: Heather Caruso, Assistant Dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations and Behavioral Decision Making
 

Leadership (or the Lack Thereof) in This Global Crisis

Warren Olney and economist Sebastian Edwards look into the failures of leadership (and one success) as different leading nations navigate the pandemic.

Featuring: Sebastian Edwards, Henry Ford II Chair in International Management; Faculty Director, Center for Global Management
 

The Global Economic … Recession?

Warren Olney and renowned economic forecaster Ed Leamer look into what’s ahead in the wake of this pandemic, from an economic and sociological perspective.

Featuring: Ed Leamer, Professor Emeritus
 

Happiness in COVID Times

Cassie Mogilner Holmes examines happiness during the COVID-19 crisis. Is it achievable? How does research show happiness is within your control?

Featuring: Cassie Mogilner Holmes, Donnalisa ’86 and Bill Barnum Endowed Term Chair in Management; Professor of Behavioral Decision Making and Marketing
 

The Difference Between Thinking You’ll Do Something and Doing It

Hal Hershfield delves into our consumer and life decisions, uncovering valuable nuggets about why we decide to make changes — but often never follow through.

Featuring: Hal Hershfield, Professor of Behavioral Decision Making and Marketing