The workshop aims to critically discuss different models and approaches for one of the most important asymmetries in the response to ecological information, the selective response to positive and negative incentives.
Specifically, recent theoretical conceptualizations have suggested that the effect of losses lies in aspects of cognitive processing that are not strictly weight based. These aspects include the differential effect of losses on the allocation of attention, search and exploration among relevant strategies, and the formation and maintenance of different strategies in response to losses and gains. The workshop will focus on empirical studies that promote the understanding of these different approaches. It will further address applications in decision analysis, policy, economics, and finance.
Speakers include: Benedetto de Martino (University of Cambridge), Andreas Glockner (University of Gottingen), Tomas Lejarraga (MPI Berlin), Carey Morewedge (Boston University), Thorsten Pachur (MPI Berlin), Robert Bohm (RWTH Aachen University), Susann Fiedler (MPI Bonn), Rony Paz (Weizmann Institute), Amos Schurr (Ben-Gurion University), Eyal Ert (Hebrew University), and Marius Usher (Tel-Aviv University). Ido Erev (Technion) will serve as discussant.
Location: Dan-Panorama hotel, Haifa
October 13 2014 - Main workshop day
October 14 2014 - Informal excursion (The Galilee and Nazareth)
Registration for the main workshop day is free but the number of places is limited. To register please go to:
Eldad Yechiam (workshop organizer)
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 3200003, Israel