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When it comes to charitable giving, donors discount effectiveness information, study shows

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Behavioral differences between Northern v. Southern Chinese linked to wheat v. rice farming, study shows

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Chicago Booth Professor wins Onassis Prize in Finance

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Chicago Booth alumni give $10 million gift for new junior faculty fellowships

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is globally recognized for the strength of its faculty – a world-class group of scholars, including nine Nobel Prize winners, whose research and ideas shape the world of business.

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Chicago Booth’s Zingales shares 2018 Hicks-Tinbergen Award

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Easier seen than done: Watching how-to videos on YouTube gives people false sense of expertise

It all looks so easy on YouTube – preparing Julie Child’s boeuf bourguignon, learning the latest dance step, repairing a faucet, assembling Ikea furniture.

Millions of how-to videos on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram have given people unprecedented access to the skilled performances of experts. Nevertheless, learning a new skill by watching a video on social media can also lead people to become overconfident in their own abilities, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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