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September 28, 2020

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Evolutionary Theory of Economic Decisions

When survival over generations is the end game, researchers say it makes sense to undervalue long shots that could be profitable and overestimate the likelihood of rare bad ...

Stock Market Shows Greater Reaction to Forecasts by Analysts With Favorable Surnames

Financial analysts whose surnames are perceived as favorable elicit stronger market reactions to their earnings forecasts, new research has ...

Will People Eat Relish Made from 'Waste' Ingredients? Study Finds They May Even Prefer It

A new study found strong potential for consumer acceptance of a new category of foods created from discarded ingredients. But the big question has been this: Will consumers accept products made from ...

The Best Hedge Fund Managers Are Not Psychopaths or Narcissists, According to New Study

When it comes to financial investments, hedge fund managers higher in 'dark triad' personality traits -- psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism -- perform more poorly than their ...