SEPTEMBER 2004

Chicago GSB gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Nuveen Investments whose generous gift supports the publication and distribution of the Center for Decision Research series. For more than 100 years, Nuveen Investments has helped secure the long-term goals of investors with a range of stock and bond portfolios built upon conservative principles and grafted to a spirit of innovation.


Tainted Knowledge vs. Tempting Knowledge
Rivalry, Self-Esteem, and Patterns of Learning
Research by Tanya Menon

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Gender and Competition
Do Competitive Environments Favor Men More Than Women?
Research by Uri Gneezy

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Getting the Right Asset Allocation Mix
Defined contribution savings plans give individual employees more responsibility for their investment decisions-are they up to the task?
Research by Richard H. Thaler

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Save More Tomorrow
A Simple Plan to Increase Retirement Saving
Research by Richard H. Thaler

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Can the Market Add and Subtract?
Mispriced Stocks Break the Rules of Efficient Markets
Research by Richard H. Thaler

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The Business of Managing Decisions
Understanding the Place of Uncertainty
Research by Christopher K. Hsee

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Not Beyond Repair
How Organizational Practices Can Compensate for Individual Shortcomings
Research by Joshua Klayman

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Researching Risk Preference
When It Comes To Cross-Cultural Predictions, Your Best Guess May Not Be Good Enough
Research by Christopher K. Hsee

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Making Snap Judgments
The Automatic Nature of Cultural Stereotypes
Research by Bernd Wittenbrink

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