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Forming New Habits in the Era of the Coronavirus
04/27/2020

Forming New Habits in the Era of the Coronavirus

Whitney Clavin
With the coronavirus pandemic upon us, people are readily forming new habits, such as washing their hands more frequently and communicating with colleagues over video platforms like Zoom.
washing hands
Math Professor and Students Take 'Random Walk' Together
03/26/2020

Math Professor and Students Take 'Random Walk' Together

Whitney Clavin
Some people like to take random walks through the woods, while others might stroll through their own neighborhood.
Tamuz and two students
A Mingling of Computational and Economic Ideas
02/18/2020

A Mingling of Computational and Economic Ideas

Whitney Clavin
By the early 2000s, it had become clear that markets—places where people have exchanged money and goods for thousands of years—were becoming increasingly complex.
Laura Doval, Federico Echenique, and Adam Wierman
Caltech + Finance 2020 Convenes Scholars and Practitioners on Behavioral Finance, Venture Funding, and Market Design
02/12/2020

Caltech + Finance 2020 Convenes Scholars and Practitioners on Behavioral Finance, Venture Funding, and Market Design

Emma Burris-Janssen
On January 31, The Ronald and Maxine Linde Institute of Economic and Management Sciences hosted the second Caltech + Finance Symposium...
Ewens presenting at Caltech + Finance 2020
Tamuz Receives Sloan Research Fellowship
02/12/2020

Tamuz Receives Sloan Research Fellowship

Professor of economics and mathematics Omer Tamuz has been awarded the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship for 2020.
Omer Tamuz headshot
Should You Take the Bet?
01/16/2020

Should You Take the Bet?

Whitney Clavin
The decision to buy a lottery ticket, gamble on a stock, or buy an insurance policy often comes down to an assessment of risk. How much do I have to lose or gain?
Tamuz, Pomatto, and the Volvo
Making a Better Match
01/07/2020

Making a Better Match

Judy Hill
As the father of two school-age children, Adam Wierman knew from experience that the Pasadena Unified School District's open-enrollment process was not optimal.
Laura Doval, Federico Echenique, and Adam Wierman
Caltech Students Reflect on Summer Internships at Local Start-Ups
12/16/2019

Caltech Students Reflect on Summer Internships at Local Start-Ups

Emma L. Burris-Janssen
To many people, the word “internship” conjures images of anonymous college students engaged in endless coffee runs...
John Wang and Sam Owen
The Decisions Detective
10/10/2019

The Decisions Detective

How can economists verify the accuracy of their elegant theories in a dynamic, irrational world? Grounded in mathematics and defined assumptions, economic theories can yield insights into human behavior.
Marina Agranov
What is in People's Minds When They Buy Stocks?
09/19/2019

What is in People's Minds When They Buy Stocks?

Whitney Clavin
When people buy stocks, they tend to have beliefs in place about how well the investments will perform and which ones are riskier bets. Economists would love to know what is going on in people's minds, but because that is not always possible, they instead come up with models to predict how people will behave. The models are acting as if people have certain beliefs in mind.
stocks
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