behavioural research lab

World Investor Week 2019 at XLAB!

October 4, 2019

XLAB and CMVM organized and ran 2 work groups aiming at discover more about ZGeneration, namely its concerns about investment and savings.

We counted on the participation of some ISEG students.

More information here.

Consumers’ acceptance of online pension investment advice relies on firm characteristics

May 15, 2019

While accounting for interaction satisfaction and demographics, C. Lourenço, B. Dellaert, and B. Donkers find that consumers’ perceptions of trust in and expertise of a firm providing online pension investment advice are important drivers of advice acceptance, and that these two constructs are clearly influenced by two key firm characteristics, profit orientation (for-profit vs. not-for-profit) and role in the sales channel (product provider vs. advisor-only).

Interestingly, and according to the data from large-scale survey-experiments, a ‘for-profit’ orientation can be seen as a double jeopardy for advisors because it negatively impacts consumer perceptions of both expertise and trustworthiness.

Find out more here.

Research opportunities at XLAB

May 9, 2019

XLAB is seeking undergraduated volunteer students. We are providing a research opportunity and experience in ISEG’s behavioural research laboratory.

Research assistants are not session participants. They perform a variety of research activities (e.g., help run the experiments, recruit participants).

Interest in social sciences is a plus. Research assistants are volunteer positions with no financial compensation. Weekly hour commitment is to be settled between XLAB and the assistant.

Anyone interested in volunteering in XLAB should contact Professor Sandra Maximiano.