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This will feature prominently in my upcoming game theory class.
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Uber got hacked! I know because my phone started saying  "uber on its way" even I you did not call one. Also, watch out for charges for trips in other countries. Make a password reset if this happens to you.
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The advantage of a long commute is that, sometimes, you get to listen to some truly inspiring stuff, such as this BBC documentary on isolation.

"Man is a social creature, so how does he cope in situations of isolation - bereft of human contact - or in situations where he or she is confined in the company of just a few individuals for long periods of time? Anahi Aradas explores the effects of isolation and confinement in a tiny community in the Antarctic, speaks to former astronauts in the US and visits a Swedish prison, where inmates are encouraged to practise yoga to help them cope."

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/docarchive/docarchive_20130929-0806a.mp3
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Why the way you pack shapes your journey For many travellers wheeled luggage is the most efficient way of getting from known-A to known-B. The reality is far from elegant, but that’s fine, it’s air...
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"On July 8, 2014, Jeanetta Riley, pregnant and a mother of two, was killed by police officers outside a hospital in Sandpoint, Idaho. Riley reportedly had a history of drug addiction and alcoholism, and she was drunk, incoherent, and waving a filet knife at the three police officers who showed up at the hospital. A dashboard video camera mounted on one of the police cars shows that Riley was at least 10 feet from the cops when they opened fire. Why the police opted to shoot Riley rather than zap a 100-pound woman with one of the Tasers they were carrying is unclear. The officers were subsequently exonerated, no apology was given to Riley’s family, and the story never made national news until it was recently dredged up by a reporter from The Guardian.

Fast forward 14 hours and travel 50 miles south to a café in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho where Craig Jones was eating lunch, having locked his dog Arfee in the cab of his van. Jones had rolled the windows part-way down so the dog would stay cool. Unfortunately, when the two-year old black Lab mix started barking, someone called the cops. Officer Dave Kelly caught the call. Kelly later claimed that when he approached the van, Arfee (who was initially described as a vicious pit bull) lunged at him, though the van’s window was mostly rolled up. Kelly put a bullet in Arfee’s chest.

This time the media did respond. A headline in the New York Daily News proclaimed “Idaho Cop Shoots, Kills Adorable Black Lab Named Arfee After Mistaking Him For Aggressive Pit Bull.” ..."
Newspaper editors tell me animal abuse stories often get more responses from readers than articles about violence against humans. Do Americans really care more about pets that people?
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Apparently, you can still spend your old Italian liras in Rabat (Morocco)
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Like a number of constructed languages, Klingon has taken on a life of its own. There are real human beings who are more or less fluent in this language, which has never been [...]
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" many pickpockets also operate near signs warning us to beware of pickpockets. The irony is that when people read the signs, they check their pockets or bag, thus alerting the lurking pickpocket to where their valuables are." 
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I'm passionate about Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Organizations. I produce research papers, lecture notes and Team Up Start Up (www.teamupstartup.com)
Education
  • Boston University
    Economics, 2005 - 2010
  • Bocconi University
    Economics, 1999 - 2005
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Assistant Professor of Economics
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  • Central European University
    Assistant Professor, present
  • INSEAD
    Visiting Assistant Professor, present
  • Team Up Start Up
    Founder, present
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Budapest - Crema - Milan - Boston - Bruxelles - Lausanne
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It's hard to find enough space for urban farms to grow enough local produce to feed a big city. Unless you put the whole farm below in an ab

Why Team Up Start Up | Team Up Start Up
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Innovations used to be produced by solitary inventors and entrepreneurs toiling on their own. But as the complexity of science, technology a

Favorite/Random Numbers
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Some people were asked to name their favorite number, others were asked to give a random number: More here. Via Justin Wolfers.

The Placebo Effect Is Real. Now Doctors Just Have To Work Out How To Use It
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A growing body of research shows that treatments ranging from sugar pills to the ritual of medicine really do improve patient health. Doctor

Andrea Canidio's Web Page
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Both sport and exams are about performance: you are expected to show up in a given place at a given time and do something very difficult. Th

100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design
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From visual puns to the grid, or what Edward Tufte has to do with the invention of the fine print. Design history books abound, but they

10 Tips on Writing Well from David Ogilvy
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"Never write more than two pages on any subject." How is your new year's resolution to read more and write better holding up? After traci

3D Printing: Now Cheaper and Easier to Use Than Ever
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Someday, 3D printers may become as common as inkjet printers. Until then, there are affordable and easy ways to try them out.

Wind Shield: Invisible Air Umbrella Keeps You Dry in the Rain | WebUrbanist
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This compact gadget is designed to force an artificial wind up through its handle that shoots out the top and deflects incoming raindrops be

How to Be a YouTube Star and Beat Justin Timberlake in the Charts
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I wish I had been smarter when I was 23 years old. I did everything wrong: I felt like I needed a college degree. I…

xkcd: Math
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Orphaned currency, the odd case of Somali shillings
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A few weeks ago, David Beckworth egged me on to write about Somalian currency. I can't resist—it's a fascinating subject. The material I'm d

Bitcoin by MtGox Mobile
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Bitcoin by MtGox Mobile is the official mobile bitcoin application of the Mt. Gox Bitcoin Exchange. Please visit http://mtgoxlive.com/mobile

Consider The Equilibrium
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Bicycle “sprints.”  This is worth 6 minutes of your time. Thanks to Josh Knox for the link.

Andrea Canidio's Web Page
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Open Source Software for Scientific Research. Here is a list of open source software I use. They are free and, in my experience, they all pe

Dilbert on Multitasking
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| Peter Klein | Speaking of agency theory, today’s Dilbert deals with multitasking and, as usual, gets the problem exactly right: