Tech Xplore: Using large-scale dataset experiments and machine learning to discover new theories of decision

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A team of researchers from Princeton University along with one from Worcester Polytechnic Institute has developed a way to use large-scale dataset experiments and machine learning to discover new theories of decision-making. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their approach to using a common tradeoff experiment to generate large datasets for use in testing and developing new theories surrounding human decision-making. Sudeep Bhatia and Lisheng He with the University of Pennsylvania and Shanghai International Studies University, respectively, have published a Perspectives piece in the same journal issue outlining current issues with decision theory and the work…

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BCFG and CHIBE Help Philadelphia Launch the Philly Vax Sweepstakes 

By CHIBEblog

Penn’s Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) and Wharton’s Behavior Change for Good Initiative (BCFG) have helped Philadelphia launch the Philly Vax Sweepstakes, an incentive program to help boost COVID-19 vaccination rates among Philadelphia residents. In a press conference on June 7, 2021, Philadelphia City Mayor Jim Kenney announced the incentive program, which is a series of three drawings over a six-week period with prizes ranging from $1,000 to $50,000. All Philadelphia residents 18 or older are eligible to win, and 36 individuals (who can prove their vaccination status) will win these financial rewards totaling around $400,000. There…

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