In Boston to attend a workshop evaluating the energy efficiency gap

The energy efficiency gap refers to the difference between the optimal and actual level of energy consumption. Why don’t people invest in energy saving initiatives when it would benefit both the individual and society? I’m attending a research workshop conducted by the Duke University Energy Initiative and the Harvard Environmental Economics Program at the Harvard Kennedy …

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Traveled to DC to speak with the EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality

Together with Rick Larrick and Christoph Ungemach, I traveled to DC earlier this month to speak to members of the EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality.  We specifically got to meet the team who designed the new US fuel economy label: We got to present our work to the whole team, including Sarah Froman, Lisa Snapp, Nicole Meyer, Amy …

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Awarded the America Australia Association Fellowship

After braving the America Australia Association panel, which included two former chief scientists of Australia, I have been awarded an American Australian Fellowship to continue my postdoctoral work at Duke. The fellowship is generously sponsored by the Alcoa Foundation. You can read about my fellow fellows here. Memorably, I met the panel after traveling more than …

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Heading to Boston next week for the 2013 Summer Marketing Educators’ Conference

I’ll be heading to Boston next week for the 2013 Summer Marketing Educators’ Conference. There will be a lot of interviewing! Hope to see you there 🙂

New paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing

Rick Larrick and I have put together an interesting paper called “Scale and metric design as choice architecture tools”, which is forthcoming in the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing. Here is the abstract: There has been a growing interest in using behavioral decision insights to design better product labels. One specific policy target is the fuel economy …

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In Melbourne to speak at the World Marketing Congress

I’ll be giving a talk at the 2013 World Marketing Congress 17-20 July in Melbourne, Australia on Wednesday July 17th. I am speaking in a session called 1.2. Consumer Behavior General, which will be held between 8.30 – 10am.

Heading to NYC for the Choice Architecture Workshop and the annual meeting of the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions

On May 7th and 8th, Columbia University will hold an invitation-only Choice Architecture Workshop, designed to talk about nudges that go beyond simple defaults and also explore potential applications.  I’m looking forward to hearing many interesting talks, especially those from Cass Sunstein, Eric Johnson, Dan Goldstein. Together with Christoph Ungemach, I will be giving a talk the afternoon of the …

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Giving two talks on translated attributes at the 2013 Marketing & Public Policy Conference in Washington DC

I will be presenting two talks at the Marketing & Public Policy Conference 2013, which is being held in downtown Washington DC between May 30th and June 1st. The first presentation  – Translated Attributes as a Choice Architecture Tool: Trick & Treat – will be part of the session “004. Consumer Responses to How Product Attributes …

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Presenting poster at APS meeting in Washington DC on the DE gap in older adults

Together with Dr. Anna McCarrey, I will be presenting a poster called “The description-experience choice gap is attenuated in older adults” at the 25th APS Annual Convention, May 23-26, 2013 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C., USA. You’ll be able to find us at: Poster Session XV 5/26/2013; 10:00 AM-11:00 AM APS Exhibit Hall …

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Heading to Sydney to give a tour of talks about translated attributes at UNSW, USYD, and UTS.

I will be heading to Sydney in the final week of February and will give a number of repeated talks summarizing the work that I have been part of related to the effect of presenting translated attributes on choice.   You can catch me at any of the following: 2013/02/25: University of Technology, Sydney (marketing group): 2:30pm-4:00pm; Seminar Room, Level …

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