Events

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 Performance: Evidence…
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…

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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…
Full details of the semester one CDR seminar series: Date (note) Time Room Speaker Title Affiliation 16 Oct 2019 (co-hosted with Economics Division) 14:00-15:00 Charles Thackrah 1.05 Neel Ocean Do people implicitly adjust for extreme online review score bias when evaluating quality? Economics, Leeds University Business School 30 Oct 2019 (co-hosted with Management Division) 14:00-15:00…
Dr. Romain Crastes Dit Sourd new to the Centre of Decision Research presents at this event.
Abstract It is fifty years since Amos Tversky presented evidence of intransitive preferences in his seminal 1969 article. Early replications of his main study, which involved choices between simple monetary lotteries, replicated his findings. However, later research has cast doubt on the strength of evidence of intransitive choices in this task. For example, Regenwetter et…
Abstract How much money do you need for your retirement? The implications of current balance information for retirement provision are considerably difficult for many of us to grasp or anticipate. A long tradition of using psychological insights to improve savers’ engagement with their pensions has led to major improvements in savings rates and participation. In this work we…