Nov 27 2014

In Long Beach to present at the annual meeting of the Society for JDM

This week I returned to the US (via Hawaii!) to present some of my work at the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, which was held in Long Beach, California. It was great to see old friends from the Newell Lab, CRED, and those at Duke, and also make some new friends.  I received some positive feedback on my …

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Jul 07 2014

Started as a marketing faculty at RMIT in Melbourne!

Last week I moved from the United States back to Australia to begin working as a lecturer in the marketing group of RMIT University’s School of Economics, Finance and Marketing. (For those of you who don’t know, in Australia a “lecturer” is equivalent to the academic rank of tenure-track assistant professor.) I’ll be helping to teach “Marketing …

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Jun 04 2014

New chapter on choice architecture

Recently, Rick Larrick and I wrote a chapter/entry on the topic of “choice architecture” for Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, which is an effort to shape the agenda of theory and research in the social and behavioral sciences in the decades to come.  The piece expresses our views on the most important …

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May 16 2014

Video of me presenting at the 2014 Duke University Energy Research Collaboration Workshop

Earlier this month I participated in the 2014 Duke University Energy Research Collaboration Workshop, which was sponsored by the Duke University Energy Initiative and open to Duke University faculty, research staff, and their students interested in energy. The presentations focused on recent energy-related research by Duke faculty, staff and students. I was part of session focused on the a behavioral science …

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May 16 2014

Time Magazine piece on my recently published experiments on encouraging efficient vehicle choices

This week my paper with Rick Larrick was published in the Spring edition of the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. The paper, which can be found here, is called “Metric and scale design as choice architecture tools” and discusses a simple way to increase consumer’s preferences for more fuel efficient vehicles: to present the …

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Feb 26 2014

A new video on choice architecture and translated attributes

This is my first video summarizing the general topic of “choice architecture” followed by some specific examples in my own research with translating attributes.  [transcript] You can read about one of the papers mentioned in the video here: Camilleri, A. R. & Larrick, R. P. (2014). Metric and scale design as choice architecture tools. Journal of Public Policy …

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Nov 14 2013

In San Francisco/Sacramento to present at the Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference

I’m excited to make my way over the US west-coast to participate in the 2013 Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change conference, which is being held November 18-20 in Sacramento, CA. The conference is focused on understanding the behavior and decision-making of individuals and organizations and on using that knowledge to accelerate our transition to an …

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Oct 23 2013

In Boston to attend a workshop evaluating the energy efficiency gap

The energy efficiency gap refers to the difference between the optimal and actual level of energy consumption. Why don’t people invest in energy saving initiatives when it would benefit both the individual and society? I’m attending a research workshop conducted by the Duke University Energy Initiative and the Harvard Environmental Economics Program at the Harvard Kennedy …

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Oct 10 2013

Traveled to DC to speak with the EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality

Together with Rick Larrick and Christoph Ungemach, I traveled to DC earlier this month to speak to members of the EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality.  We specifically got to meet the team who designed the new US fuel economy label: We got to present our work to the whole team, including Sarah Froman, Lisa Snapp, Nicole Meyer, Amy …

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Aug 03 2013

Awarded the America Australia Association Fellowship

After braving the America Australia Association panel, which included two former chief scientists of Australia, I have been awarded an American Australian Fellowship to continue my postdoctoral work at Duke. The fellowship is generously sponsored by the Alcoa Foundation. You can read about my fellow fellows here. Memorably, I met the panel after traveling more than …

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