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Gordon Gekko on Handling Other People’s Money

When we entrust our money to someone else, they tend to not handle it as carefully as they would their own. Buyer beware for companies that outsource or hire consultants. ... More>


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Kathleen Vohs Receives Anneliese Maier Research Award

APS Fellow Kathleen Vohs has received a 2014 Anneliese Maier Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for her work on self-regulatory processes. ... More>


Luxury Shopping, from the Other Side of the Register


Middle-age—The Sweet Spot for Fiscal Leadership

Many of the most influential financial decision makers in our society—from business to politics— happen to be those in middle-age. The average age of Fortune 500 chief executive officers and […]... More>


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Financial Decision Making and the Aging Brain

Many of the most influential financial decision makers in our society from business to politics happen to be middle-aged. The average age of Fortune 500 chief executive officers and chief financial officers is around the mid-fifties. Historically, the average appointment age of Federal Reserve Chairs and National Economic Council Directors is also in the fifties. ... More>