Richard Thaler discusses the importance of behavioral economics
Richard Thaler, one of the most accomplished behavioral economists in the world, came to Carnegie Mellon on Thursday to give a lecture on “The Past, Present, and Future” of his field of study. In the talk, Thaler described his debates with skeptics of behavioral economics, illustrated fascinating examples of human irrationality, and outlined his vision for improving economics by making the field m...News | December 5, 2016
Understanding which factors affected CMU voters in election
The Tartan conducted two exit surveys on Election Day: an online survey of Carnegie Mellon undergraduates and an in-person survey of people who voted on campus. Both surveys revealed overwhelming support for Hillary Clinton. However, possibly due to hesitancy among Donald Trump supporters to reveal their preferences in person, Trump fared significantly better in the online survey.News | November 14, 2016
Why does Carnegie Mellon struggle to help low-income students?
Most Carnegie Mellon students have some idea of where our school falls on the leading college rankings. Carnegie Mellon publishes on its website that many of its programs like Computer Science, Engineering, Drama, and Business are ranked in the top ten nationwide. However, few Carnegie Mellon students are aware that we do quite poorly on another college ra...News | October 31, 2016