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Saed Alizamir

  • Blockchain Technology Can Help Consumers Tip Farmers—But Should It?

    Apps that track food supply chains could make it easier for customers to tip the farmer who produced their coffee or cocoa. But a new paper suggests that this well-intended feature might reduce farmers’ overall income.

    Brazilian coffee farmer Josias Gomes on his family's land in 2017. Photo: Mauro Pimentel/AFP via Getty Images.
  • Why the WHO Was Afraid of Crying ‘Pandemic’

    Yale SOM’s Saed Alizamir, with Francis de Véricourt of ESMT and Shouqiang Wang of the University of Texas at Dallas, recently published a study that uses game theory to play out the tradeoffs that the WHO and other public agencies face as they try to give timely warnings while maintaining their credibility.

    Bruce Aylward, assistant director general of the World Health Organization, at a press conference in Beijing on February 24, 2020. Photo: Kyodo News via Getty Images.