An analysis by a Vanderbilt economist who specializes in the valuation of fatality risks finds that the post-9/11 wars may have resulted in more than twice as many indirect deaths back home as were lost in battle, due to the diversion of war costs from…
A neatly wrapped gift will impress your acquaintances, but might leave your loved ones feeling let down when the gift doesn’t live up to expectations, suggests new research by Vanderbilt postdoctoral scholar Erick Mas.
New research led by Vanderbilt astrophysicist Karan Jani presents a compelling roadmap for capturing intermediate-mass black hole activity.
In a new book, Vanderbilt law professor Brian Fitzpatrick addresses partisan complaints about class actions with empirical evidence and proposes an approach to class action lawsuits that both sides of the aisle can agree on.
New research by Vanderbilt marketing professor Kelly Haws helps explain why we match our friends’ orders at a restaurant–but not exactly.
It’s very easy to get too attached to a particular investment–even when there are better options out there. New research by Vanderbilt business professors explains why it happens, and how to avoid it.
Disclosing a lapse in self control, like straying from a diet or spending too much on something frivolous, can help you do better next time if you truly feel guilty about it, but insincere confessions can actually make you more likely to slip up again.
By incorporating the role of dissent, a new theory of treaty effects shows that international human rights agreements, even if they don’t work perfectly, can still greatly benefit some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
Drug-resistant malaria is prevalent in Southeast Asia and may spread. Doctors currently can tell whether powerful malaria drugs will work through or a DNA duplication method that allows for optical detection of a disease’s biomarkers, but it’s tough to…