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Gulbanu Kaptan– Research England Policy Support Funding, Reuse to reduce food waste: understand policy barriers to prevent upcycling

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Gulbanu Kaptan (Co-I) has been awarded a Research England Policy Support Funding, in collaboration with Alessandro Biraglia (PI) and Luca Sabini (Co-I) to identify and classify the UK legislations that prevent (or bolster) food upcycling practices at national and local levels, develop a roadmap recommending policy amendments, and connect policymakers and businesses in the Leeds...

Joshua Weller - Work highlighted in BBC Future article "How to teach children about risk"

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Joshua Weller's work was highlighted in a piece on teaching children about risk on the BBC Future website:  https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20221101-how-to-teach-kids-to-make-great-choices   He talks about how decision making competetence predicts many life outcome, with teens who score low on this measure having higher drug use and more delinquent behavior. The measure can predict serious outcomes for adults...

MSc Business Analytics and Decision Sciences win ASDA Hackathon

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The Business Analytics and Decision Sciences postgraduate students (Gaurav Kumar, Mary Avelin, Ali A Khan, Didar Cherniyazova and Ahmad Ammash) from the University of Leeds - Business School competed and won first place in the ASDA hackathon which focused on various aspects of supply chain. They were faced with a problem statement of identifying additional...

MSc Students presented research in a conference organised by the Met office and CDR

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A number of students from our MSc Business Analytics & Decision Sciences programme presented their research in a mini-conference led by Sarah Jenkins and Helen Roberts in collaboration with the Met Office. The students were supervised by colleagues in the Met office (Rosie Oakes, Helen Roberts and Martin Veasey) along with our CDR members (Aritad...

David Palma – Seminar at the the Department of Transport Engineering and Logistic, Universidad Católica, Chile

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David gave a seminar entitled “A discrete-continuous approach for simultaneous modelling of time-use and expenditure" Abstract: Interest in time-use modelling has increased significantly during the last few years, especially as activity-based modelling becomes the dominating approach for large-scale transport modelling. The objective of time-use modelling is to understand and predict people’s engagement in activities throughout...

CDR's MSc Business Analytics and Decision Sciences – 9th in the UK

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In the QS Business Master’s Ranking: Business Analytics, the MSc Business Analytics and Decision Sciences programme at Leeds has been ranked 9th in the UK ( 71st-80th globally). The programme was also placed 6th in the UK for ‘thought leadership’, 8th for ‘diversity’ and 10th for ‘alumni outcomes’.

Dr Jooyoung Jeon from KAIST visited CDR

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The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) (https://www.kaist.ac.kr/en/) was founded in 1971 and is one of Korea's most prestigious universities. Dr Jooyoung Jeon from the Predictive Analytics Lab (https://sites.google.com/view/jyjeon/) in the Graduate School of Future Strategy in KAIST, visited the Centre for Decision Research (CDR) for the ESRC project ‘Climate change, social inequality...

Barbara Summers & colleagues - Ethical Reasoning in Tax Practice: Law or is There More?

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Private sector tax practitioners are often accused of unethical behavior in developing contrived tax avoidance arrangements. Such arrangements usually comply with the letter of the law but contravene its underlying (often unstated) ‘spirit’. Prior research comparing the ethical reasoning of private sector tax practitioners, government revenue tax practitioners and a non-tax (control) group in both...

Romain Crastes dit Sourd & colleagues – Linking health worker motivation with their stated job preferences: A hybrid choice analysis in Ethiopia

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Our paper on the link between health workers motivation and job preferences has been accepted for publication in Social Science & Medicine (ABS4). Understanding health worker job preferences can help policymakers better align incentives to retain a motivated workforce in the public sector. However, in stated preference choice modelling, health worker motivation to do their...