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CNBC: How to beat back rising prices with Memorial Day deals

Interviewed on the dangers of shopping for sales during inflation.

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NY Times: How to Figure Out if You Can Actually Afford That New Home

Interviewed at the NY Times about financial vulnerability.

Publications
JCR: Promoting Data-Richness in Consumer Research

Invited article at the Journal of Consumer Research where we discuss best practices for multi-method research.

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CNBC: Many cash-strapped Americans feel the sting as the cost of living spikes

Discussion of how even Americans with savings are becoming financially vulnerable.

Events
Presentation: Cornell University

Presented "Who Will Share Fake-News on Twitter? Psycholinguistic Cues in Online Post Histories Discriminate Between Actors in the Misinformation Ecosystem."

Awards
Named: Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor

The Provost Office at Georgetown University named Simon Blanchard as a 2022 Distinguished Associate Professor.

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NBC Grow: ‘Be extra careful’ using services like Afterpay and Affirm to shop this holiday season, experts say: Here’s why

Interviewed at NBC Grown (Acorns) about some dangers with new Buy Now Pay Later programs.

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NBC Grow: Watch out for 2 mental traps that can make you overspend on Amazon Prime Day, says consumer psychologist

Interviewed about 2020 Prime Day about how some price descriptions are misleading consumers.

Awards
IJRM: Outstanding Reviewer

Outstanding Reviewer Award given by the International Journal of Research in Marketing.

Events
CFPB: Presentation about the Effects of Unusual Spending Notifications

Presented our working paper at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's 5th Annual Conference (virtually).

Working Papers
Labeling Debt as Ordinary versus Exceptional to Motivate Consumers to Increase Credit Card Repayments

Working paper posted at ConsumerFinance.gov after my presentation at the 5th Consumer Financial Protection Bureau annual conference.

Awards
Poets & Quant: 40-under-40 MBA Professors

Voted as a top MBA professor for 2021.

Events
Presentation: Boston College

Presented "Heterogeneous Effect of Unusual Spending Notifications."

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Debt.org: What Is the Debt Avalanche?

In an overview of debt snowball vs. avalanche, covers our research through coauthor Remi Trudel's summary at HBR.

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AMA: You Might Want to Sit Down for This: Modeling Consumer Seating Preferences

Article about our research in the Journal of Marketing Research about locational choices.

Publications
JMR: Locational Choices

Article in the Journal of Marketing Research about a new task for modeling consumer preferences for proximity to others in reserved seating venues.

In the News
Reviewed: You can pay off credit card faster with this strategy

Interviewed at Reviewed about our research in the Journal of Consumer Research about repayment concentration and motivation.

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Adweek: Online Investment Tools See a Boost Amid Economic Uncertainty

Interviewed at Adweek at consumer's perceptions of platforms like Wealthfront and Robinhood.

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Forbes: Fintechs Circle As Visa Readies Interchange Rate Increases

Interviewed at Forbes about potential effects on consumers to Visa increasing interchange fees.

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Your Money Geek: Why Dave Ramsey is Wrong About the Debt Snowball (And What to Do Instead!)

Article citing our research in the Journal of Consumer Research in support of the snowball method.

Awards
JCR: Outstanding Reviewer

Recipient of Outstanding Reviewer Awards for 2018-2019 at the Journal of Consumer Research.