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Full details of the seminar schedule Date Time Room Speaker Title Affiliation 7th October 14:00-15:00   online   Jafar Rezaei   Foundations of Best-Worst Method (an MCDM method)  Delft University of Technology 21st October 14:00-15:00   online click here to book Georgios Panos Financial literacy and Attitudes to Cryptocurrencies University of Glasgow 28th October (jointly…
CLICK HERE TO BOOK 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…
CLICK HERE TO BOOK 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…
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 US…

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CLICK HERE TO BOOK 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….
We intend to resume our seminars when meetings are posible again. We will circulate more information then.
Abstract Dementia affects the individual’s ability to make decisions and to undertake everyday activities. When the individual who is living with dementia (the Person) does not have decisional capacity the Carer may need to make the decision. This can create a dilemma for Carers. Carer decision makers find their role challenging, stressful and they experience…
Abstract In one of the articles on experts’ and lay-people’s perceptions of toxicological principles, Kraus, Malmfors, and Slovic (1992) coined the expression ‘intuitive toxicology.’ The term describes how people relied on their senses of sight, taste or smell to detect toxicological risks before the science of risk analysis was introduced. Consumer products or substances in…
Abstract HRMC houses the largest behavioural insights team in the UK government. The team focuses on applying behavioural Insight to improve taxpayers experience and fund public services. The team has run more than 50 Randomised-Controlled Trials targeting different facets of taxpayers’ behaviour such as reminding taxpayers to file their tax return on time, encouraging uptake…
Details of individual seminars (abstracts and biography of speaker) 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 Room Speaker Title Affiliation 29th Jan 14:00-15:00 Charles Thackrah room 1.05  Vedran Lesic   Applying behavioural insights across HMRC:…
Unfortunately the Centre for Decision Research has had to cancel the following seminar, hopefully this event will be rescheduled for semester 2. Bio Vedran Lesic is a Senior Behavioural Insights and Trials Advisor within Behaviour, Insights and Research Team at the HM Revenue and Customs. He completed his doctoral degree on topic of “Understanding and…
Abstract Research on decision making and aging has shown that some decision-making skills decrease with age. Despite these age-related declines, no study has yet investigated the possibility of promoting improvements in decision-making skills in older adults. The present study was designed to address this gap  in  literature  by  examining  the  efficacy  of  a  metacognitive-strategy  decision-making …
Abstract In this group mentoring session, academics at all levels will be invited to ask Wändi questions about publishing, grant writing, research/teaching balance, work/life balance, job searches, promotions, career planning, or whatever else comes to mind.  She will answer questions based on her own experiences (see bio), but will also invite others to share their…
Abstract The internet has led to an increasing reliance on online reviews (i.e. electronic word-of-mouth) to inform consumption decisions. Yet there is evidence that some reviews are faked in order to manipulate the perceived quality of a good. This study tests whether removing 1-star and 5-star reviews changes evaluations of quality, and whether individuals appear to be applying…