For information concerning the Decision Sciences Research Seminar Series, please contact:
Corinne Covalet
Decision Sciences Area
Boulevard de Constance
77305 Fontainebleau Cedex, France
Tel: +33 (0) 1 60 72 42 95

Research Seminar Series 2015 - 2016

  • Mihalis G. Markakis
    Inventory Pooling under Heavy-Tailed Demand
    Friday, January 29, 2016, Singapore

  • Ozan Candogan
    "Intermediation in Online Advertising"
    Friday, December 18, 2015 in Singapore
  • Asa Palley
    " Eliciting and Aggregating Forecasts When Information is Shared"
    Thursday, October 22, 2015, in Fontainebleau
  • Han Bleichrodt
    "Searching for the Reference Point "
    Thursday, September 24, 2015, in Fontainebleau


Research Seminar Series 2014 - 2015

  • Kuang Xu
    "On the Power of (even little) Resource Pooling and Flexibility"
    Monday, June 8, 2015, in Fontainebleau
  • Colin Camerer
    "Data Mining in Behavioral Economics"
    Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Fontainebleau
  • Rakesh Sarin

"Expected Utility, Ambiguity, and Narrow framing"

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in Fontainebleau


Research Seminar Series 2013 - 2014


"P-Curve and Effect Size: Correcting for Publication Bias Using Only Significant Results"

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in Fontainebleau

Joint Marketing / DS

"Outlier opinions in small groups "

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 in Fontainebleau

"Markov Decision Problems where Means bound Variances"

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in Singapore

"The Neuroeconomics of Simple Choice"

Monday, September 23, 2013 in Fontainebleau

Joint Marketing/DS


Research Seminar Series 2012 - 2013

"Two Faces of Subjective Uncertainty"

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Fontainebleau

"Consumption Beyond the Here and Now: How Yesterday and Tomorrow Shape Today’s (Dis)satisfaction"

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 in Fontainebleau

Joint DS/Marketing

"Dynamic Pricing of Fashion Products: The Effects of Demand Learning and Strategic Consumer Behavior"

Friday, January 11, 2013 in Singapore

Joint TOM/DS

"Under-Savers Anonymous: Evidence on self-help groups and peer pressure as savings commitment device"

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 in Fontainebleau

"Why do humans reason? Arguments for an argumentative theory"

Friday, September 28, 2012 in Fontainebleau

Research Seminar Series 2011 - 2012

"Gender differences in the willingness to compete emerge in kindergarten and persist in later childhood and adolescence"

Friday, June 8, 2012 in Fontainebleau

"Exploring the role of mindfulness in judgment and decision making"

Friday, May 25, 2012 in Fontainebleau

"Personality and choice in risky and ambiguous environments: an experimental study"

Friday, May 18, 2012 in Fontainebleau

Joint DS/EPS

"Nudging people off planes onto trains: Explorations in the incentivization of environmentally responsible behaviour."

Thursday, March 22, 2012 in Fontainebleau

"Online ratings: consumer biases and their implications" (joint work with Omar Besbes)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 in Singapore

"Dynamic Pricing with Patient Customers: Structure and computation of Optimal Policies"

Friday, December 16, 2011 in Singapore

Joint DS/TOM

"Prediction Markets and Learning from Crowds"

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 in Fontainebleau

"A Dynamic Level-k Model in Centipede Games"

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Research Seminar Series 2010 - 2011

           "The More Who Die, the Less We Care: Psychic Numbing and Genocide"

           Wednesday, October 20, 2010

  • Terry Connolly
    "Regret Aversion in Decoys,Task Learning and the Trust Game:  Do Emotions Improve Decision Making?"
    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 in Singapore

          Friday, March 18, 2011

          Joint DS/OB

  • Erin Krupka
    "A Meeting of the Minds: Contracts and Social Norms"
    Thursday, May 5, 2011
  • Han Bleichrodt
    "Testing Ambiguity Models  through the Measurement of probabilities for Gains and Losses"
    Friday, May 27, 2011 in Singapore

           "Public and Private Monitoring in Traffic Networks, and the Braess Paradox"

           Monday, June 6, 2011 in Singapore


Research Seminar Series 2009 - 2010

          "Decision making in nonstationary environments: an experimental study of

           human adaptation"

           Friday, October 30, 2009

           "Why Are Experts Correlated? Decomposing Correlations Between Judges"

           Friday, November 13, 2009

           "Explaining Attitudes to Demographic Behaviour"

           Friday, December 11, 2009

           Joint DS/EFE

           "Incentives and Trust"

           Wednesday, December 16, 2009

           Joint DS/EPS

           "Bounded Ethicality"

           Tuesday, February 9, 2010

           Joint DS/OB/Social Innovation Centre

           "Price Based Expectations and the Effect of Quality on Demand"

           Friday, February 19, 2010

           "Constructing Preferences from Memory: A Query Theory Account"

           Friday, February 26, 2010

           Joint DS/Marketing

           "Ethical Rationality in Individual and Business Decision-Making"

           Wednesday, March 31, 2010

           Joint DS/Social Innovation Centre

           Thursday, May 6, 2010

           Joint DS/EPS

           "The Social Aspects of Reasoning and Confidence"

           Friday, May 28, 2010

          " Decision biases and personal identity"

          Monday, June 14, 2010

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Research Seminar Series 2008 - 2009

  • Min Ding
    "Incentive Aligning Conjoint Analysis With A Few Real Versions Of Products"
    Friday, October 3, 2008
  • Dan Goldstein
    "Choosing Outcomes versus Choosing Products: Consumer-Focused Retirement Investment Advice"
    Thursday, 0ctober 9, 2008

          "Upgrades, Upsells and Pricing in Revenue Management"
          Friday, November 14, 2008

          "On Information Acquisition Policies for Decision Making"
          Thursday, December 11, 2008

           "Illusory Correlation in the Remuneration of Chief Executive Officers: It pays to

            play golf, and well"

            Tuesday, February 10, 2009

           "Text Mining for Business Applications"

           Thursday, March 5, 2009

           "Framing effects explained by joint vs.separate modes of evaluation: A
            conversational perspective"
            Friday, March 13, 2009

           "Engineering Happiness"
           Friday, March 27, 2009

  • Enrico De Giorgi
    "Loss Aversion with a State-dependent Reference Point"
    Friday, April 3, 2009

          Monday, May 18, 2009

          Joint DS/EPS

          "Uncertainty in Mechanism Design"

          "Strategic Decision Making and the Perils of Betting to Win: Battling Aspiration

          and Survival Goals in Jeopardy!'s Tournament of the Champions"

           Joint DS/TOM

           Wednesday, June 24, 2009

           "The Case of Frogtek: Technology Enabled Operational Improvement in


           Thursday, June 25, 2009

           "Deriving Value from Consumer Networks and the Wisdom of Crowds"

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Research Seminar Series 2007-2008

  • Miguel Lobo
    "Optimal Timing of Price-Quote Revisions"
    Friday, September 21, 2007
  • Peter Klibanoff
    "Updating Ambiguity Averse Preferences"
    Joint with EPS
    Friday, October 12, 2007

"Attribute Level Heterogeneity"
Friday, October 19, 2007

"Forecasting Box-Office Revenue using Virtual Stock Exchanges and Functional Shape Analysis"
Friday, October 26, 2007

"Affect, Decision, and the Brain"
Friday, November 30, 2007

  • Martin Weber

    "Determinants of Risk Taking Behavior: The Role of Risk Attitudes, Risk Perceptions and Beliefs"
    Friday, December 7, 2007

"Regrets and the Perils of Decisional Improvement"
Friday, January 18, 2008

  • Elena Reutskaja

    "Satisfaction in Choice as a Function of the Number of Alternatives: When Goods Satiate but Bads Escalate"

    Joint with Marketing

    Friday, January 25, 2008


"When You're 64, in Ten Years, on June 1st 2018: The Framing of Time and Outcomes in Intertemporal Choice"

Thursday, March 13, 2008

"Interdependent Utilities: How Social Ranking Affects Choice Behavior"

Friday, April 4, 2008

"Game-theoretic probability"

Friday, April 11, 2008

"A Behavioral Perspective on Decision Making Policy"

Friday, May 30, 2008

"Reference-Dependent Consumption Plans"

Friday, June 27, 2008

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Research Seminar Series 2006-2007

  • Jochen Reb
    " The Influence of Regret Aversion on Decision Process "
    Friday, September 15, 2006

           "The Empirical Foundations of Behavioral Economics and Behavioral Finance:

           Shaky at Best"
           Friday, October 13, 2006

  • Steve Kimbrough
    "On Exploring Rationality and Exploring Agents"
    Joint DS/TOM
    Friday, November 17, 2006
  • Marc Willinger
    "Leadership and Moral Motivation in an Experiment on Sequential Contributions to a Public Good"
    Thursday, November 23, 2006
  • Ulrich Schmidt
    "Reference Points and Loss of Aversion"
    Thursday, November 30, 2006
  • Luc Wathieu
    "Price as a Stimulus to Think: The Case for Willful Overpricing"
    Thursday, December 7, 2006
  • Jacob Sagi
    "Modeling Implications of Source-Variance to Machina's 'Almost Objective Fair Bets'"
    Thursday, December 14, 2006
  • Teck Ho
    "Optimal Pricing Contracts for Boundedly Rational Customers"
    Joint DS/TOM
    Monday, January 22, 2007
  • Dilek Onkal
    “Judgmental Adjustments of Previously-Adjusted Forecasts"
    Thursday, February 1, 2007
  • Elke Weber
    "The Construction of Preference: Query Theory and Other Lessons from Psychology"
    Monday, February 5, 2007
  • Olivier Toubia
    "A Convex Optimization Approach to Modeling Consumer Heterogeneity in Conjoint Estimation"
    Joint DS/Marketing
    Friday, March 9, 2007
  • Kamel Jedidi
    "A Conjoint Approach to Multi-Part Pricing"
    Thursday, April 5, 2007
  • Miguel Lobo
    "On the Value of Dynamic Pricing"
    Friday, April 13, 2007
  • Drazen Prelec
    "Finding Truth when Most People are Wrong"
    Friday, April 20, 2007
  • Yuval Rottenstreich
    "Do We Agree More About Who is Beautiful or Who is Ugly?  Asymmetric Consenus and Asymmetric Prediction Errors Between Good and Bad"
    Friday, June 15, 2007

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Research Seminar Series 2005-2006

  • Louis Eeckhoudt
    "Risk Aversion, Prudence, Temperance and Thousands of Other Virtues "
    Thursday, September 22, 2005
  • Michel Regenwetter
    "Tversky's Intransitivity of Preference Revisited"
    Friday, October 7, 2005
  • Ioana Popescu
    "Dynamic Pricing with Repeated Interactions"
    Friday, November 4, 2005
  • Ido Erev
    On Adaptation, Maximization, and Reinforcement Learning Among Cognitive Strategies"
    Friday, November 25, 2005
  • Ehud Lehrer
    "Partially Specified Probabilities: Decisions and Games"
    Thursday, December 8, 2005
  • Martijn Willemsen
    Process Tracing for Dummies - Solutions for Design, Analysis and Presentation using Reference Dependence as a Case"
    Friday, January 27, 2006
  • Marcel Zeelenberg
    "Consequences of Regret Aversion in Lottery Play"
    Thursday, February 16, 2006
  • J. Neil Bearden
    "An Experimental Economics Approach to Poker (or: Why I am an Academic)"
    Thursday, March 2, 2006
  • Robin Hogarth
    "On heuristic and linear models of judgment: Mapping the demand for knowledge"
    Monday, March 6, 2006
  • David Budescu
    "Taking Wason to the market: Studies of Wason's selection task in experimental markets"
    Friday, March 23, 2006
  • Claudio Mezzetti
    "The afternoon effect with risk averse bidders"
    Tuesday, April 4, 2006
  • Casey Lichtendahl
    " Probability Elicitation, Scoring Rules, and Competition among Forecasters"
    Thursday, April 6, 2006
  • J Scott Armstrong
    "Best Methods for Predicting Decisions When There is Conflict"
    Friday, April 7, 2006
  • Garrett van Ryzin
    "Computing Virtual Nesting Controls for Network Revenue Management Under Consumer Choice Behavior"
    Friday, April 14, 2006
  • Shlomo Benartzi
    "Understanding the Psychology of the Save More Tomorrow Program"
    Friday, May 12, 2006

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Research Seminar Series 2004-2005

  • Guillermo Gallego
    "Revenue Management of Flexible and Callable Products"
    Friday, November 5, 2004
  • Sam Bodily
    "Valuing Real Options and Hedges with Spreadsheet Decision Trees, Monte Carlo Simulation, and Optimization "
    Friday, November 26, 2004
  • Manel Baucells
    "Cumulative Dominance and Heuristic Performance in Binary Multiattribute Choice"
    Friday, December 3, 2004 
  • Enrico Diecidue
    "Eliciting the Regret Function through the Trade-off Method"
    Friday, January 14, 2005
  • Sasa Pekec
    " Bundle Valuations: Succinct Representation and Efficient  Elicitation"
    Tuesday, January 18, 2005
  • Mohammed Abdellaoui
    "Likelihood Consistency for Decision under Uncertainty"
    Friday, January 28, 2005
  • Peter Todd
    "The Benefits of Cognitive Limits"
    Friday, February 18, 2005
  • Richard Thaler
    "The Loser's Curse: Overconfidence vs. Market Efficiency in the National Football League"
    Thursday, April 7, 2005
  • Suzanne Shu
    "Future-biased Choice: Finding Non-optimal Delay in Sequential Search Tasks"
    Friday, April 15, 2005
  • Christopher Tyson
    "Management of a Capital Stock by Strotz's Naive Planner"
    Friday, May 13, 2005
  • Yechiel Klar
    " Everybody Has Won and All Must Receive Prizes: When Every Option in the Choice-set is Better Than All the Other Options in the Choice-set"
    Friday, May 27, 2005
  • Jean-Marc Tallon
    "Coping with Imprecise Information: A Decision Theoretic Approach"
    Friday, June 3, 2005
  • Rachel Croson
    "Field Experiments in Charitable Contributions: The Impact of Social Influence on the Voluntary Provision of Public Goods"
    Tuesday, June 7, 2005

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Research Seminar Series 2003-2004

  • Fabio Maccheroni
    "Ambiguity, Aversion, Malevolent Nature and the Variational Representation of
    Thursday, 27 May 2004
  • Graham Loomes
    "Modelling the Stochastic Component of Behavior: Some Implications"
    Friday, 7 May 2004
  • Horst Zank
    "Loss Attitudes: Theoretical and Emperical Results"
    Monday, 30 March 2004
  • George Wu
    "Empirical Tests of Prospect Theory"
    Friday, 12 March 2004
  • Thomas Langer
    "On the Trend Recognition and Forecasting Ability of Professional Traders:
    Are they Better of just More Overconfident than Lay People?"
    Friday, 27 February 2004
  • Alfred Mueller
    "Stochastic Order Relations and Lattices of Probability Measures"
    Friday, 16 January 2004
  • James E. Smith
    "Evaluating Investments in Health and Safety"
    Thursday, 18 December 2003
  • Claudia Gonzalez-Vallejo
    "The stochastic proportional difference model: Theory and some applications"
    Friday, 12 December 2003
  • Yianis Sarafidis
    "Price skimming with time inconsistent consumers"
    Thursday, 04 December 2003 

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Research Seminar Series 2002-2003

  • Daniel Read
    "Intertemporal Choice: Methods and Measurements"
    Friday 04 July 2003
  • Marco Li Calzi
    "Utility Assessment by Means of Risk Aversion Functions"
    Friday 27 June 2003
  • Peter Ayton
    "Forecasting Affect: Why don't people know how they'll feel?"
    Friday 13 June 2003
  • Peter Wakker
    "Measuring Decision Weights for Unknown Probabilities by Means of Prospect Theory"
    Tuesday 03 June 2003
  • Han Bleichrodt
    "Equity weights in the allocation of health care: The rank-dependent QALY model"
    Friday 21 March 2003
  • Christian Gollier
    "Collective Risk-taking Decisions with Heterogeneous Beliefs"
    Thursday 27 February 2003
  • Michele Cohen
    "New Tools to Measure Risk, Increasing Risk, Aversion Towards Risk with Economic Applications"
    Friday 21 February 2003
  • Gideon Keren
    "Negativity and Positivity Biases in the Study of Choice Behavior"
    Thursday 30 January 2003
  • Marco Scarsini
    "Positive Value of Information in Games"
    Thursday 23 January 2003
  • Nigel Harvey
    "Judgments and decisions: Practice makes perfect?"
    Friday 13 December 2002
  • Marc Le Menestrel
    "Does Process Utility Exist? An Intermediary Result"
    Thursday 14 November 2002
  • Ilia Tsetlin
    "Choices Among Basic Auction Policies"
    Friday 20 September 2002

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Research Seminar Series 2001-2002

  • Chris Starmer
    " Does Market Experience Eliminate Preference Reversal? "
    Friday 24 May 2002
  • Simon Grant
    " Choice under Uncertainty with the Best and Worst in Mind : NEO-additive Capacities "
    Friday 17 May 2002
  • Orit E. Tykocinski
    "Missed Opportunities and Shattered Dreams - Regulating Regret and Disappointment"
    Tuesday 19 February 2002
  • Howard Kunreuther
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