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2013-10-02 10:21:01

People place higher value on what they’re waiting for; higher value makes them more patient Let’s face it – no one likes to wait. We’re a culture of instant gratification. But what if the very act we dislike can actually help make us more patient and help us make better financial decisions? According to a recent study by Ayelet Fishbach, Jeffrey Breakenridge Keller Professor of Behavioral Science and Marketing at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, waiting...

2009-08-24 23:15:22

Women are more risk averse than men when it comes to making important financial decisions, which in turn can affect their career choices, U.S. researchers say. Paola Sapienza of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Luigi Zingales of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Dario Maestripieri of the University of Chicago measured testosterone levels in saliva samples and markers of prenatal testosterone such as finger length from some 500 MBA students at...

2009-08-24 14:00:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The battle of the sexes rages on, this time from the trading floor. While there has long been debate about the social and biological differences between men and women, new research by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the University of Chicago's Department of Comparative Human Development explores how the hormone testosterone plays an important role in gender differences in...

2009-01-29 22:14:43

Two U.S. researchers say they were shocked at how deeply the economic downturn has affected the trust of the average American. Paola Sapienza of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Luigi Zingales of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business have created the Chicago Booth/Kellogg School Financial Trust Index. Trust is a powerful motivator of economic behavior, said Sapienza in a statement. Our previous research and anecdotal evidence suggest that lack of...


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