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IFREE/ESI Lecture Series Presents: Jeff Smith, Ph.D. – “Remarks on Field Experiments in Labor Economics and the Economics of Education”

March 2, 2012 by | Economic Science Institute

Mar. 2nd, Jeff Smith, Ph.D. – Remarks on Field Experiments in Labor Economics and the Economics of Education – Watch lecture Abstract: The talk will consider issues in field experiments in labor economics and the economics of education in the developed world. These issues include threats to internal and external validity, using experimental data to

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IFREE/ESI Lecture Series Presents: John Tooby, Ph.D. – “The Welfare Tradeoff Architecture, Cooperation, and Social Emotions”

February 24, 2012 by | Economic Science Institute

Feb. 24th, John Tooby, Ph.D. – The Welfare Tradeoff Architecture, Cooperation, and Social Emotions – For further reading please see: Formidability and the logic of human anger and The architecture of human kin detection. – Watch lecture Abstract: Individuals in social species continually face choices among alternatives that have different impacts on the welfares of

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IFREE/ESI Lecture Series Presents: Brian Roberson, Ph.D. – “Dynamic Special Interest Politics with Relational Contracts”

February 10, 2012 by | Economic Science Institute

Feb. 10th, Brian Roberson, Ph.D. – Dynamic Special Interest Politics with Relational Contracts – Watch lecture Abstract: This paper explores a model of special interest politics that allows for agreements among long-lived interest groups, political parties, and bureaucrats to be supported by informal relational contracts. Special interests and political parties may form agreements involving the

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A Director’s Reflection

February 9, 2012 by | Travel Courses

The Schmid Center for International Business hosted the January, 2012 MBA International Travel class to Brazil. Students visited an array of foreign and local invested corporations to gain an in-depth appreciation of global operations and an appreciation of Brazilian business culture. In Sao Paulo, a mega city with more than 20 million residents, students’

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IFREE/ESI Lecture Series Presents Alexandra Rosati – Evolutionary economics: Mapping decision-making traits in chimpanzees, bonobos, and humans

February 3, 2012 by | Economic Science Institute

Feb. 3rd, Alexandra Rosati – Evolutionary economics: Mapping decision-making traits in chimpanzees, bonobos, and humans – Readings for the lecture: The Evolutionary Origins of Human Patience: Temporal Preferences in Chimpanzees, Bonobos, and Human Adults, A fruit in the hand or two in the bush? Divergent risk preferences in chimpanzees and bonobos, and  Chimpanzees and bonobos

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The Final Day

February 2, 2012 by | Student Voice

Each day our students will blog about some of their experiences on the Brazil Travel Course.  Our entry for the final travel day, January, 1/28 comes from Kevin Tunstill.  This isn’t the end of our blog – we will periodically keep posting news and updates about the Brazil Travel program at Chapman University.  The next

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The Dona Marta Favela Trip

January 27, 2012 by | Student Voice

Each day our students will blog about some of their experiences on the Brazil Travel Course.  Our entry for Wednesday, 1/25 comes from   Ondrej Skorpil.   It was impossible to skip a trip to a favela after seeing the City of Men film. Doug Tuggle, Tamara Stone, Kim Bowman, Petr

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Media and Religion in Brazil

January 27, 2012 by | Student Voice

Each day our students will blog about some of their experiences on the Brazil Travel Course.  Our entry for Tuesday, 1/24 comes from Petr Vostry and Vaclav Mares. Tuesday January 24 was the last day of corporate visits. We visited TV Globo in the morning and the Cristo Redentor afterwards. TV Globo