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The Price of Chaos: A New Model Virtually Pits New Investors Against Experienced Ones

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Variation in expertise and risk-taking behaviors among investors regularly sends markets on roller-coaster rides. Researchers describe the intricate dynamics driving a financial markets model in this week’s Chaos. Their model takes aim to simulate asset pricing when mixed groups of investors enter a market. By examining bifurcation conditions, they described transitions between different chaotic dynamical regimes. They showed that their model can reflect the nature of real markets by switching between bear and bull dynamics.

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17-May-2018 9:20 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694645

Economist: Marketing Plans Can Help Central Texas Farmers Capitalize on Grain Markets

Texas A&M AgriLife

The impacts of potential trade tariffs on crops such as soybeans would send ripple effects through other agricultural commodities, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist.

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15-May-2018 4:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694580

Misperceptions of Deadlines Can Have Negative Influence On Daily Decision Making, Johns Hopkins Researcher Shows

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Two recent studies by a Johns Hopkins Carey Business School researcher conclude that our misperceptions based on deadlines have a direct and negative impact on how we perform certain tasks. Both papers appeared recently in the Journal of Consumer Research.

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Article ID: 694382

Baylor Expert Shares 11 Tips to Negotiate the Best Retail Price

Baylor University

In today’s retail climate, where stores struggle to keep up with online competition and customers can compare prices with the ease of their smartphones, the price tag is just a starting point for negotiations, said a negotiation expert at Baylor University.

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10-May-2018 3:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694329

Kerry Salerno Joins Babson College As Chief Marketing Officer And Vice President Of Marketing

Babson College

Babson College has appointed Kerry Salerno as Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Marketing, where she will oversee efforts to build and sustain awareness of the college’s mission and programs, increase engagement with key audiences, and encourage future generations of students to consider pursuing a Babson education.

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10-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694274

Top-Ranked Reviewers Aren't the Top Influencers When It Comes to Online Sales, Study Says

Indiana University

Top-ranked reviewers on online retail sites such as Amazon.com may influence purchases, but a research study from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business finds that those who post reviews less often and more informally can be seen as more trustworthy and have more of an impact on sales.

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9-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693791

​Curves or Angles? Shapes in Businesses Affect Customer Response

Ohio State University

When you’re waiting in a busy restaurant or doctor’s office, it may matter whether the tables, light fixtures and other objects are round or square. In a laboratory study, researchers found the shape of physical objects in a service business affected customer satisfaction, depending on how crowded the business was in the experimental scenarios.

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1-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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The Future of Wine Pricing

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

A new report published by researchers M. Hakan Hekimoğlu of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Burak Kazaz of Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management outlines a new approach to predicting the release prices of Bordeaux wines (known as En Primeur prices) using weather information and the Liv-ex 100 index. According to their models, we can expect slight price increases this year, on average, for the 2017 vintage wines.

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30-Apr-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Longer Trial Period Signals Product Quality as Does Price — New Research From the University of Washington-Bothell School of Business

University of Washington

How can a company that makes an excellent product — say, really effective software — communicate that quality to the consumer? One way is to set a respectably high price. Another way of "signaling" high quality is to offer a relatively long trial period for the product, according to new research from the University of Washington Bothell School of Business and the University of Texas at Dallas.

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Article ID: 693291

Cigarillo Packaging Can Influence Product Perception, Study Finds

University of North Carolina Health Care System

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers surveyed 2,664 young adults who were current users, never users, or past users of little cigars and cigarillos, finding cigarillo packs with colors and containing a flavor descriptor were rated more positively for taste and smell, and warnings didn’t fully mitigate the draw of the packaging.

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23-Apr-2018 2:00 PM EDT
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