Bart de Langhe research

Assistant Professor Bart de Langhe examines the pitfalls of linear thinking in a nonlinear world

April 19, 2017

Decades of research in cognitive psychology show that the human mind struggles to understand nonlinear relationships—that is, relationships between two factors in which a change in one factor does not correspond with constant change in the other. In business, there are many highly nonlinear relationships. To avoid costly misjudgments, it’s important to recognize when they’re in play.

The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone

The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone

March 13, 2017

People believe that they know way more than they actually do. This assertion is the focus of new research from Professor Philp Fernbach of the Leeds School of Business and Steve Sloman, Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences at Brown University. “We all suffer, to a greater or lesser...

Stefanie Johnson, Assistant Professor

Dr. Stefanie Johnson Comments on Workplace Diversity through Technology in The Economist

Feb. 21, 2017

Blind recruiting is the practice of removing personally identifiable information from applicants, and it’s gaining popularity in HR departments. Dr. Stephanie Johnson talks with The Economist to examine discrimination in the workplace and software technologies that promise to remove gender and ethnic bias from the hiring process.

Dr. Philip Fernbach

Professor Philip Fernbach to Research the Cognitive Basis of Extremism

Feb. 13, 2017

Philip Fernbach, Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Leeds School of Business, received a $165,000 fellowship grant to conduct a two-year research project examining the question “What makes us argue so heatedly over things we know so little about?” His project, The Cognitive Basis of Extremism , will explore how...


Finance professor Alan Jagolinzer discusses how biotech executives profit from legal insider trades

Aug. 29, 2016

Insider trading or following the law? Learn how an obscure federal regulation allows insiders to buy and sell shares in advance of broad public knowledge of negative or positive market news.


Professor John Lynch discusses how investors misunderstand diversification on the Wall Street Journal’s The Experts blog

Aug. 26, 2016

The Wall Street Journal’s The Experts panel is made up of financial advisors, academics and other investment professionals who weigh in on the big issues they see in the field. This edition discusses investment diversification and the emotional influences on decision-making.