Decision Processes Colloquia: 2011-2012

Where: Jon M. Huntsman Hall 245
When: 12:00 noon – 1:20 PM (unless otherwise noted)
Note: Please contact faculty Decision Process Coordinators Katy Milkman (215) 898-5873 (OPIM) or Cassie Mogilner (215) 898-1228 (Marketing), or staff coordinator Beth McCarthy (215) 573-4831 if you have any questions.

Spring 2011

Date Speaker Topic

January 16
No colloquia – Martin Luther King holiday

January 23
No colloquia – OPIM-DP Job Talk (Abby Sussman, Princeton University) in JMHH 245 Axe the Tax: Taxes Are Disliked More than Equivalent Costs

January 30
Dilip Soman 
Corus Chair of Communication Strategy, and Professor of Marketing,
The Rotman School, University of Toronto
Looking Ahead: Duration Markers and Their Effects on Choice

February 6
Dana R. Carney
Assistant Professor
Haas Management of Organizations Group
University of California – Berkeley
Does Power Corrupt? Or Does Power Buffer Stress– For Better and For Worse?

February 13
Brigitte Madrian
Aetna Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Management
Harvard Kennedy School
Active Choice and Health Outcomes: Evidence from Prescription Drug Home Delivery

February 20
Joseph P. Simmons
Associate Professor of Operations and Information Management
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Elephants Weigh More Than…Elephants: Intuitive Biases in Over/Under Decisions

February 27
Arul Mishra
Associate Professor of Marketing and David Eccles Faculty Fellow,
University of Utah
Phantom Attachment and the WTA/WTP Disparity

March 5
No colloquia – Spring Break

March 12
Itamar Simonson
Sebastian S. Kresge Professor of Marketing,
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Dimensions of Preference Formation: Current Project Highlights

March 19
Uri Simonsohn
Associate Professor, Operations & Information Management
Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
P-curve: A Master Key to the File Drawer

March 26
Wendy Liu
Assistant Professor,
Rady School of Management, University of California – San Diego
The Anger of Judgment and Decision Making

April 2
Daniel M. Oppenheimer
Associate Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs,
Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton University
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Scope: Latent Scope Bias in Reasoning

April 9
Matthew Rabin
Edward G. and Nancy S. Jordan Professor of Economics,
University of California – Berkeley
Biased Beliefs about Random Samples: Evidence from an Integrated Experiment

April 18
SHDH 350
Dan Ariely
James B. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics,
The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Free Beer: Some Experiments in Human Dishonesty

Fall 2011

Where: Jon M. Huntsman Hall 245
When: 12:00 noon – 1:20 PM (unless otherwise noted)
Note: Please contact faculty Decision Process Coordinators Katy Milkman (215) 898-5873 (OPIM) or Cassie Mogilner (215) 898-1228 (Marketing),or staff coordinator Beth McCarthy(215) 573-4831 if you have any questions.

Date Speaker Topic

September 19
Amy Cuddy
Assistant Professor of Business Administration,
Harvard Business School

September 26
Keisha Cutright
Assistant Professor of Marketing,
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Finding Brands and Losing Your Religion?

October 3
Gretchen Chapman
Professor of Psychology,
Rutgers University
Health by Default

October 10
No colloquia – Fall Break

October 17
Keith Chen
Associate Professor of Economics, Yale School of Management, Yale University
The Effect of Language on Economic Behavior: Evidence from Savings Rates, Health Behaviors, and Retirement Assets

October 24
Jonathan Zinman 
Associate Professor of Economics,
Dartmouth College
Borrowing High vs. Borrowing Higher: Sources and Consequences of Dispersion in Individual Borrowing Costs

October 26
3:30 p.m.
JMHH 370
Food will not be served.
Maya Bar-Hillel
Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Poets and Poetry: What’s Going On, and How Can We Know?

October 31
Leaf Van Boven
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
University of Colorado at Boulder
Perceiving Political Polarization:
The Exacerbating Influence of Identity, Anger, and Egocentrism

November 14
Yaacov Trope
Professor of Psychology,
New York University
Traversing Psychological Distance

November 21
No colloquia – Thanksgiving holiday

November 28
Antonio Rangel
Professor of Neuroscience & Economics,
California Institute of Technology
The Neuroeconomics of Simple Choice


December 5
Simona Botti
Assistant Professor of Marketing,
London Business School
Turning the Page: The Impact of Choice Closure on Satisfaction