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Details of individual seminars (abstracts, biography of speaker and link for booking) will be added to this schedule as they become available. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact Barbara Summers (bs@lubs.leeds.ac.uk) Date Time Speaker Title Affiliation 27th January   14:00-15:00   Yufei Hang Information Sharing and Supply Chain…
BOOK HERE Abstract We propose an aggregate measure of employee sentiment based on millions of employee online reviews and we test whether big employee data embedded in expert financial models can improve stock return predictability. In line with behavioural finance theory, our results document that the collective employee sentiment is a strong predictor of stock…

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CLICK HERE TO BOOK Abstract While research has revealed startling inconsistencies and lack of agreement in reviewers’ evaluations of grant proposals (Pier et al., 2018), the reasons why such inconsistencies arise remain unclear. In this talk, I will present results from the first phase of the “Towards Outstanding Research Reviews” (TORR) project” (TORR) project, which…
CLICK HERE TO BOOK Abstract Naturalistic Decision Making (NDM) research has developed over the past three decades to become a mainstream applied research paradigm. NDM models, tools and techniques have been utilised in domains as diverse as aviation and aerospace, sport, music, nuclear, manufacturing, banking, maritime, defence, medicine, oil and gas, and rail. NDM scholars…
Abstract In the last decade we have been examining the workings of greed. Greed is the insatiable desire for more, an important economic motivator with numerous implications for organizational behavior and decision processes. In this talk I will review our research on the development of the dispositional greed scale, and our research that reveals both…
Abstract Public-private partnerships (PPPs) contribute billions of donated medicines to Mass Drug Administrations (MDAs) in support of the World Health Organization’s “Roadmap to Implementation,” which outlines targets to control, eliminate, and eradicate Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). The supply chain to deliver these medications is challenging due to the many stakeholders and partnerships involved, and more…
Abstract Over the past 20 years, researchers interested in judgment and decision-making processes have begun to appreciate individual differences in rational responding.  One stream of research argues that decision-making skills may be mediated by an over-arching latent variable, named decision-making competence (DMC). DMC is conceptualized as the tendency to respond rationally (either accurately or consistently)…
Abstract Multiobjective Optimization Problems are formulated and solved with the aim to support stakeholders in determining a solution that best fits their preferences when several and conflicting objectives need to be optimized. The portfolio decision analysis deals with the selection of a set of projects according to one or more objectives to optimize and with…
Abstract: Numerous laboratory studies reveal that incidental emotions produce distinct effects on risky decision-making: e.g. while fear induces risk-averse choices, anger promotes risk-seeking choices. Accordingly, if risky driving decisions cause car accidents, emotionally arousing events might influence accident rates. Noting studies showing effects on voters’ happiness for both the 2016 UK Brexit referendum and 2016…
Abstract: We run a laboratory experiment testing the correlation between time preferences and cheating at the individual level. In our experiment cheating increases the earnings of those who commit it and it only entails a moral cost for the cheater. Our hypothesis is that cheating is higher among individuals who attribute more importance to the…
Abstract We examine the relationship between financial literacy and attitudes to cryptocurrencies, using microdata from 15 countries. Our financial-literacy proxy exerts a large negative effect on the probability of currently owning cryptocurrencies. The financially literate are also more likely to be aware, but not to intend to own cryptocurrencies. We show that the relationships are…
Abstract In this seminar, first the philosophy behind the best-worst method (BWM), a multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) method developed in 2015 is discussed. Then, it is shown how an MCDM problem can be formulated and solved by BWM. More specifically the non-linear and linear models of BWM are presented with some examples. Then, the way we…