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April 8, 2015
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Jens Hainmueller: Will Consumers Actually Pay For Fair Trade?

Many consumers say they want ethical goods. But will they spend more for the label?

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September 2, 2014
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Glenn Carroll: How Important Is Authenticity?

When it comes to choosing a restaurant, consumers often value “the real thing” more than cleanliness.

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Red Cross Relief Donation Collection Buckets
November 17, 2014
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How Nonprofits Make the Ask: Framing Donation Requests

Giving gifts to donors is not always the best way to seek contributions.

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Amazon delivery coolers
January 21, 2015
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Navdeep Sahni: Email Promotions to Prospective Customers Really Do Work

Targeted promotions increase revenue and profits for companies that send them out.

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A man sitting at his computer
January 16, 2015
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Sridhar Narayanan: With Google Search Ads, Higher Isn’t Always Better

The researchers gained rare insight into the effects of position in paid search advertising on Google.

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Flight attendant walking down the aisle in an airplane
February 6, 2015
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Pedro M. Gardete: Fellow Airline Passengers Influence What You Buy

Seeing someone make a purchase makes us more likely to do the same.
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