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Brexit –> Back to the drawing board!

This Brexit vote is really interesting. On the one side, you have generations of painstaking work by idealistic and well-educated Europeans, on the other side you have a bunch of xenophobic racists in the most backward corners of one region of a member state, led by opportunistic and irresponsible politicians. And yet, and yet, this… Continue reading Brexit –> Back to the drawing board!

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Multicollinearity and social risks: A problem in the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty and my solution

Multicollinearity is the issue when explanatory variables in a regression are not independent of one another. When I was taught applied econometrics, I was told that I should not worry about multi-collinearity because the problem is very rare, and if it was the result of a misspecification, then my software would warn me about it.… Continue reading Multicollinearity and social risks: A problem in the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty and my solution

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Privacy protection, risk attitudes, and the need for control

I have a new working paper with Alisa Frik about privacy risk. I forgot to write about it here up to now, but here it goes: Privacy protection, risk attitudes, and the need for control: An experimental study. In that paper, we report results of an experiment where we exposed subjects to the risk of… Continue reading Privacy protection, risk attitudes, and the need for control

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New paper on privacy and social network formation

Caterina Giannetti and I released a new paper on privacy and social network formation, based on an experiment that we led at the Max Planck Institute to study the impact of private information revelation on the selections of partners when forming a network. Privacy, Trust and Social Network Formation Alexia Gaudeul and Caterina Giannetti CEGE… Continue reading New paper on privacy and social network formation

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Moving on, looking back.

Today is my last day in Jena after exactly six years there. I am now moving to Göttingen to work at the chair of Professor Claudia Keser. (https://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/64097.html) I felt like making a list of all the things I enjoyed about Jena, so as to remember to find their equivalent in Göttingen, keep open to… Continue reading Moving on, looking back.

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The battle of the Nudge

I was invited to present a paper in Stirling, the European Capital of Nudge, last week. (http://www.stir.ac.uk/management/research/behavioural-science-centre/) Here are pictures of me resisting the nudge to put my trash in the bin (pics taken by Leonhard Lades, my very nice host there). This is actually a nice illustration of an issue with nudges, how they… Continue reading The battle of the Nudge

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Price and format competition with consumer confusion

Paolo Crosetto writes about our new paper about price and format competition with consumer confusion. http://paolocrosetto.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/price-and-format-competition-with-consumer-confusion-a-new-paper-with-alexia-gaudeul/ Nice graphs depict our “Chrome market model”: Our conclusion is as follows: In a nutshell, clever consumers are not enough to avoid collusion and high prices. Consumer protection may therefore require some encouragement for firms to present prices and… Continue reading Price and format competition with consumer confusion