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Forever Young, by Carlos Lourenço

From brands to colleges to charity organizations or even political parties and politicians, nowadays virtually all those who need to reach an audience often employ modern communication strategies that include video ads featuring music, in particular, excerpts of songs that were popular at some point during the target audience’s coming-of-age period, the developmental stage that […]

April 11, 2022

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Stress among top managers, by Maria João Guedes

Mental wellness is an important concern for organizations, not only for those at the top of the hierarchy but also for the entire workforce. The truth is we spend most of our lives working. A work environment that is aware of mental health consequences and that promotes good mental health among employees will always be […]

March 3, 2022

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Behavioural Economics in RH Magazine!

In a recent article, Joana Pais and Sandra Maximiano analyse the impact of several cognitive biases in human resources management. Here you can take a look at some Behavioural Economics contributions to organizational dynamics.

February 2, 2022

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Experimental research on early release of prisoners during Covid now out in Plos One

Within the framework of the FCT-funded research project on “The role of meritocracy in legal decisions towards low status groups”, Rui Costa Lopes (co-coordinator of XLab) and his team conducted an experimental study demonstrating the persistence of racial inequalities, this time in terms of the public acceptance of the early release of black and white […]

September 13, 2021

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

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 […]

May 15, 2019

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Women earn more than men in a matrilineal society

This is one result of the paper “On the Cultural Basis of Gender Differences in Negotiation” by S. Andersen, S. Ertac, U. Gneezy, J. A. List, and S. Maximiano, recently published in Experimental Economics. The authors use data from a lab in the field experiment and a natural field experiment to explore the negotiation culture in […]

May 14, 2019

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Entre os dias 11 e 15 de julho decorre no XLAB um novo estudo em economia experimental. Ao participar, podes receber até 52€, sendo o pagamento médio de 30€. A duração prevista é de 90 mins. Se quiseres participar, envia um email para passda.xlab@gmail.com .  

July 10, 2022

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