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Understanding Decisions

The power of combining psychology and economics

Adolescents face many challenging decisions. So, do consumers. A new paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows how collaborations between psychologists and...
US companies performed 18% of R&D outside the United States in 2013

US companies performed 18% of R&D outside the United States in 2013

4 industries accounted for 52% of foreign R&D performance by US companies U.S. companies spent $73 billion on research and development (R&D) performed outside the...
Are cosmetics ads telling women they are inadequate?

Are cosmetics ads telling women they are inadequate?

Advertisements for make-up encourage women to see themselves as flawed and needing to be fixed, according to a linguist at the University of Portsmouth. Dr...
crowdsourcing creates a ‘win-win situation’

It’s not just big business — Crowdsourcing creates a ‘win-win situation’

From Wikipedia to 99designs, and Google to LEGO, crowdsourcing has changed the way the world does business. By partnering with the masses through innovative campaigns,...
6 strategies for resolving and preventing workplace conflict

6 strategies for resolving and preventing workplace conflict

One employee feels that another is not contributing enough. Another is being vague about deadlines or stalling on a report. Still others don’t feel comfortable...
Insurance coverage for IVF increases chance of having baby

Insurance coverage for IVF increases chance of having baby

Women who pursue in vitro fertilization (IVF) to become pregnant are more likely to give birth if they have health insurance that covers the...
To be or not to be ... An entrepreneur

To be or not to be … An entrepreneur

Today, more and more self-employed business owners may call themselves entrepreneurs, a label that connotes creativity, innovation, and success. But not all business owners are...
Joking your way to the top: why laughter is the best medicine for stressed executives

Joking your way to the top: why laughter is the best medicine for stressed...

Workplaces are not generally very funny places to be, but new research has found humor can be just the thing to get an organization...
The Fed's bank bailout

The Fed’s bank bailout

This week, the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for just the third time in nine years. While many Americans know the Fed for its role...
How economics can shape precision medicines?

How economics can shape precision medicines?

Innovation incentives, pricing, and access are critical. Many public and private efforts focus on research in precision medicine, the process by which genomic information and...