Newswise — Jackie Silverman, assistant professor of marketing at the University of Delaware, co-authored a study in Management Science that could offer potential insights into how and when we fill out NCAA Tournament brackets.

In the study, she found people are more risk seeking (more likely to predict a relatively improbable outcome) in their later forecasts and are thus more likely to make an incorrect prediction for them. In other words, you're more likely to take a chance on lower seeds for matchups in the tournament if you happen to fill out your bracket later on, rather than first.

The results of the study are likely to extend to other cases where people must make multiple forecasts, including decisions made by investors (who must make several predictions of how stocks will perform) and managers (who must forecast potential employees' performance before making hiring decisions).