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Peter Ayton’s paper ‘Persistence is futile: Chasing of past performance in repeated investment choices’ has been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal. You can link to the article here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-investors-cant-kick-the-past-performance-habit-11627050982?mod=djintinvestor_t and to the paper here: https://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/172480/
Everyday life depends on people cooperating with one another and being willing to give things up for the greater public good This may involve either provisioning a public good e.g., giving money to charity, donating blood, or maintaining a public good e.g., refraining from over-use of antibiotics or panic buying of toilet rolls. There are…
Gulbanu Kaptan showcased her research on reducing food waste in the session on imagining sustainable features. The session was held on 14th July between 8-9pm. The youtube link to watch back is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE9UAoFqnEo&t=5s. This year’s UoL Be Curious events have highlighted the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through four main themes, showcasing how research at Leeds…
This new paper is led by PhD student Kate Sambrook. Global climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events such as heatwaves, droughts and flooding. This is the primary way many individuals experience climate change, which has led researchers to investigate the influence of personal experience on climate change concern and…
Richard Hodgett will lead a work package on an EPSRC-funded research project investigating ‘Flexible Digital Chemical Manufacturing Through Structure/Reactivity Relationships’. Richard (Co-I) will be working with Richard Bourne (PI) in Chemical Engineering / Chemistry (Leeds) and Natalie Fey (Co-I) in Chemistry (Bristol). The team will be working closely with a leading global provider of agricultural…
This study investigates time trends in debt attitudes, the socio-economic profiles of members in three debt attitudes groups, implications for borrowing, banking, and spending behaviors, and the relationship of debt attitudes with planned borrowing and saving behaviors. Based on a representative online survey data of the German population, gender, income, and educational attainment are found…
Gulbanu Kaptan and Joshua Weller successfully tendered for a Basis Research project with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to conduct an extensive behavioural assessment of food safety & hygiene behaviours in domestic and commercial kitchens.  They recently completed a literature review (with Rajinder Bhandal) for this project that details food safety/hygiene behaviours both pre- and…