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Rotman School Research Honoured with Responsible Business Awards from the Financial Times.

January 23, 2023

Toronto – Two research papers, which originated at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, were honoured with Responsible Business Awards from the Financial Times. The awards, announced earlier this month, identify the growing number of researchers whose work helps companies and other organizations do better.

A winning paper on increasing organ donor registrations was the result of a partnership between the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) center with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Trillium Gift of Life Network, ServiceOntario, and Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat’s Behavioural Insights Unit. Increasing Organ Donor Registrations with Behavioral Interventions: A Field Experiment was published in the Journal of Marketing. It was co-authored by Prof. Nicole Robitaille, a graduate at the Rotman School’s PhD program currently at Queen’s University; Prof. Nina Ma┼żar, who was a faculty member at the Rotman School when the research was conducted and is now at Boston University; Rotman Prof. Claire Tsai; Prof. Avery Haviv, a graduate of of the Rotman School’s PhD program currently with the University of Rochester; and Elizabeth Hardy of the Government of Canada’s Treasury Board Secretariat.

Receiving a “highly recommended” award was Opt-out choice framing attenuates gender differences in the decision to compete in the laboratory and in the field by Prof. Joyce He of UCLA Anderson, who is a graduate of the Rotman School PhD program and Profs. Sonia Kang and Nico Lacetera of the University of Toronto Mississauga and the Rotman School. The paper was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It was supported in part by research grants from the Rotman School’s Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE) and the Behavioral Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) center.

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