Research


We receive as friendly that which agrees with, we resist with dislike that which opposes us; whereas the very reverse is required by every dictate of common sense.
Michael Faraday, Experimental Researches in Chemistry and Physics.


Publications

Journal Articles

  • Brandimarte, L. (2015). Surveillance. Rivista di Politica Economica (forthcoming, in Italian)

  • Acquisti, A., Brandimarte, L. and Loewenstein, G. (2015). “Privacy and Human Behavior in the Age of Information.” Science, 347(6221), 509-514.

  • Brandimarte, L., Acquisti, A. and Loewenstein, G. (2013). “Misplaced Confidences: Privacy and the Control Paradox.” Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4(3): 340-347.

  • Acquisti, A., Adjerid, I. and Brandimarte, L. (2013). “Gone in 15 Seconds: The Limits of Privacy Transparency and Control.” IEEE Security & Privacy, 11(4), 72-74.

  • Brandimarte L. (2004). “The optimal exchange rate regime choice towards EU accession. The case of Estonia.” Mondo Bancario, 4:51-57.


Conference Proceedings

  • Woodruff, A., Pihur V., Acquisti, A., Consolvo, S., Schmidt, L. and Brandimarte, L. (2014). “Would a privacy fundamentalist sell their DNA for $1000... if nothing bad happened thereafter? A study of the Westin categories, behavioral intentions, and consequences.” Proceedings of the Tenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS), ACM New York, NY. IAPP SOUPS Privacy Award Winner.

  • Balsa, E., Brandimarte, L., Acquisti, A., Diaz, C. and Gurses, S. (2014). “Spiny CACTOS: OSN Users Attitudes and Perceptions Towards Cryptographic Access Control Tools.” Workshop on Usable Security (USEC) 2014, February 23, San Diego, CA.

  • Balebako, R., Péer, E., Brandimarte, L., Cranor, L. and Acquisti, A (2013). “Is it the Typeset or the Type of Statistics? Disfluent Font does not Reduce Self-disclosure.” Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Result (LASER) 2013, October 16-17, Arlington, VA.

  • Adjerid, I., Acquisti, A., Brandimarte, L. and Loewenstein, G. (2013). “Sleights of Privacy: Framing, Disclosures and the Limits of Transparency.” Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) 2013, July 24–26, Newcastle, UK.


Book Chapter

  • Brandimarte, L. and Acquisti, A. (2012). “The Economics of Privacy.” In Peitz, M. and Waldfogel, J. (Eds.), The Handbook of the Digital Economy, Oxford University Press, New York.



Working Papers and Unpublished Work

  • “Differential Depreciation and the Present Impact of Past Information,” with Joachim Vosgerau (Bocconi University) and Alessandro Acquisti (CMU).

  • “Baring Out with Iron Hands – Can Disclosing Make Us Harsher?” with Alessandro Acquisti (CMU) and Francesca Gino (Harvard Business School).

  • “Coming Clean and Harsh – The Role of Admissions in Reactions to Others’ Unethical Behaviors,” with Alessandro Acquisti (CMU) and Francesca Gino (Harvard Business School).

  • “Evolutionary Approaches to Privacy and Information Security,” with Alessandro Acquisti (CMU) and Jeff Hancock (Cornell)

  • “Privacy concerns and adoption of privacy relevant technologies: The ‘privacy-just-because’ factor,” with Alessandro Acquisti (CMU) and Allison Woodruff (Google).

  • “Aiming at a more cost-efficient Census via online data collection – Privacy trade-offs of geo-location,” with Alessandro Acquisti (CMU).

  • “Content vs. Format: The Relative Impact of Objective Risks and Framing on Disclosure Decisions,” with Sonam Samat, Alessandro Acquisti, Pedro Leon (CMU) and Idris Adjerid (Notre Dame).

  • “Privacy and Security Nudges: Using Behavioral Economics to Improve Users’ Choices,” with Alessandro Acquisti et al. (CMU)