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20th INFER Annual Conference (September 5 – 7, 2018) at the University of Göttingen

We are now circulating the Call for Papers for the 20th INFER Annual Conference (September 5 – 7, 2018) at the University of Göttingen. This is a medium-size generalist conference with a long tradition, good reputation and great speakers! The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2018. More details at http://infer2018.uni-goettingen.de/call-for-paper/ Advertisements

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Vacations in the Pays Basque

After many years with no real vacations, I was reminded of that possibility by the human resource department at the University of Göttingen, and I therefore took a 3-week vacation to go to the Pays Basque (French Basque Country). I spent the first 10 days in Bayonne, where my grandfather grew up alongside his brother… Continue reading Vacations in the Pays Basque

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Better stuck together or free to go? Why leaving should be hard.

New paper out at the Journal of Economic Psychology. Our topic is barriers to exit from collaborative work. This is research done with Paolo Crosetto and Gerhard Riener. We conclude that higher barriers are better. Trump would approve!   Gaudeul, A., Crosetto, P., & Riener, G. (2017). Better stuck together or free to go? Of… Continue reading Better stuck together or free to go? Why leaving should be hard.

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Warum ist Einkaufen so eine verwirrende Nervenprobe und was kann man als Konsument dagegen tun?

I just uploaded a video for the Night of Science 2017 in Göttingen. This is a translation of my presentation for the Jena Science Slam in 2014. Related posts include Price and format competition with consumer confusion, Competition when firms can confuse consumers: A primer on some ongoing research and Do consumers prefer offers that… Continue reading Warum ist Einkaufen so eine verwirrende Nervenprobe und was kann man als Konsument dagegen tun?

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“Many a slip between the cup and the lip”: The effect of default-based nudges on prosocial behavior and attitudes

Just released a new working paper with Magdalena Kaczmarek, a former IMPRS PhD student in Jena and a very clever, dynamic and talented researcher in psychology. Gaudeul, A. and M.C. Kaczmarek (2016): “Many a slip between the cup and the lip”: The effect of default-based nudges on prosocial behavior and attitudes,  CEGE Discussion Paper, No.… Continue reading “Many a slip between the cup and the lip”: The effect of default-based nudges on prosocial behavior and attitudes

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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