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How Uber and other digital platforms could trick us using behavioral...

Abbey Stemler, Indiana University; Joshua E. Perry, Indiana University, and Todd Haugh, Indiana University Uber’s business model is incredibly simple: It’s a platform that facilitates...

Will Netflix eventually monetize its user data?

Jason Mittell, Middlebury Even in the wake of a recent mixed earning report and volatile stock prices, Netflix remains the media success story of the...

Many hate crimes never make it into the FBI’s database

Sophie Bjork-James, Vanderbilt University The FBI’s latest numbers showed a 17 percent increase in reported hate crimes in 2017. But what does this actually say about...

Nearly all sexual harassment at work goes unreported – and those...

Carly McCann, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Donald T. Tomaskovic-Devey, University of Massachusetts Amherst The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have brought renewed attention to workplace...

You make decisions quicker and based on less information than you...

Nadav Klein, University of Chicago We live in an age of information. In theory, we can learn everything about anyone or anything at the touch...

What big data can tell us about how a book becomes...

Albert-László Barabási, Northeastern University The average American reads 12 or 13 books a year, but with over 3 million books in print, the choices they...

College-educated cops enforce the law more aggressively

Richard Wright, Georgia State University; Richard Rosenfeld, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Thaddeus L. Johnson, Georgia State University In the wake of controversial and widely...

Which country is best to live in? Our calculations say it’s...

Warren Sanderson, Stony Brook University (The State University of New York); Sergei Scherbov, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and Simone Ghislandi, Bocconi...

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US health care: An industry too big to fail

Michael Williams, University of Virginia As I spoke recently with colleagues at a conference in Florence, Italy about health care innovation, a fundamental truth resurfaced...