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Launch of the AXA - HEC Chair for Decision Science

June 29, 2010

HEC Paris and the AXA Research Fund have just launched a Chair for Decision Science, dedicated to the study of decision making. This permanent Chair will be held by Israeli researcher Prof Itzhak Gilboa.

This new Chair seeks to improve our understanding of how decisions are made and how we can support better decision making, in light of cognitive limits and psychological constraints. It will also explore the links between effective decision making and successful leadership.

« Life is full of decisions, most of which have unknown consequences », explains inaugural Chair holder Itzhak Gilboa. « As individuals and societies, when we decide whether to buy insurance, undergo a medical treatment, or cope with global warming, we make decisions without knowing what will actually happen ».

The AXA-HEC Paris Chair for Decision Science will be devoted to sponsoring academic research, workshops and conferences, and will bring together researchers from various disciplines. It builds on HEC Paris’ research capacity in decision making and will integrate the latest research developments into its leadership training curriculum.


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