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IN THE NEWS: Bloomberg (January 14, 2020)

[Excerpts taken from the article “Behavioral Economics’ Latest Bias: Seeing Bias Wherever It Looks” by Brandon Kochkodin, published at Bloomberg.com] “Behavioral economics, it seems, might just have a bias problem of its own.” “…for a small, but vocal group of…

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Experts Are Not Know-It-Alls (Experimentally Speaking)

[From the paper “Stability of experimental results: Forecasts and evidence” by Stefano DellaVigna and Devin Pope, an NBER Working Paper] “How robust are experimental results to changes in design? And can researchers anticipate which changes matter most? We consider a…

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Not all Failed Repications are Failures

[From the article “There Is More to Behavioral Economics Than Biases and Fallacies” by Koen Smets, published at the Behavioral Scientist] “In some cases, follow-up studies have unmasked outright frauds, like Diederik Stapel, who fabricated and manipulated data to show…

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