Tristan Botelho and his co-author found that once recognized with Yelp’s Elite label, reviewers demonstrate less gender bias in their reviews. Workplaces could achieve a similar effect by subjecting managers’ hiring and promotion decisions to stronger scrutiny.
People and companies alike often try to hide their mistakes from public view. New research by Yale SOM’s Taly Reich reveals that sometimes you’re better off owning your gaffes.
Multitasking is inefficient—but we feel like we’re getting so much done. In a series of experiments, Yale SOM’s Gal Zauberman harnessed this mistaken impression.
Yale SOM’s Shane Frederick and his co-authors investigated why certain riddles can confound us. They found that these “stumpers” expose mental models that blind us to possible answers.
What does the data say about making the most of 2019? We asked Yale SOM faculty to share self-improvement tips based on their research.
A study from Yale SOM’s Florian Ederer suggests that when individuals or organizations don’t fully understand how they’re being ranked, they’re likely to work harder for higher ratings.
The best explanation for why prices go up, Yale's Robert Shiller writes, may be that we expect them to—until we don’t.
A new study co-authored by Yale SOM's Michael Kraus shows that deeply ingrained social behaviors play a role in perpetuating economic inequality.
Randomized control trials may offer a tool for cost-effective, evidence-based policy making and perhaps even a deeper understanding of human behavior.
When you’re trying to lose weight, boost your grades, or improve your golf game, is comparing yourself to a top performer discouraging or motivating?
Stephan Gans, chief insights and analytics officer for PepsiCo, makes the case for data and judgment.