In cutthroat cultures, people kiss up and kick down. They protect themselves by currying favor with people in power and exploiting those without it.

In supportive cultures, people speak up and support down. They protect people without power by raising problems to those with it. 

Adam Grant

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E-mail: lanny.zrill [at]

I am an Adjunct Research Professor affiliated with the Department of Economics at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. My primary field of research is Behavioral Economics with a particular emphasis on empirical methodology. My work utilizes tools from decision theory, revealed preference, and experimental economics in order to compare methodologies/theories, measure preferences, and identify individual decision making attitudes and processes.  These days I am particularly interested in the potential and limitations of computationally intensive experimental designs, sometimes called Dynamically Optimized Sequential Experiments (DOSE), for creating richer data sets and improving the power of experiments.