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Center for Decision Research

Center for Decision Research

The Center for Decision Research is devoted to the study of how individuals form judgments and make decisions. Researchers at the center examine the processes by which intuition, reasoning, and social interaction produce beliefs, judgments, and choices. Understanding how and why people make decisions has important applications in a range of contexts, including management, marketing, finance, and public policy.

Steve Wendel

Think Better with Stephen Wendel

On Nov. 6, the CDR welcomed Stephen Wendel, Head of Behavioral Science at Morningstar, for his talk, "Challenges and Opportunities of Behavioral Science in Business." The video and recap will be posted soon. 

Harper Center

The Center for Decision Research Welcomes New Faculty

Three new assistant professors join the CDR community: Shereen Chaudhry, Joshua Dean, and Celia Gaertig.

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Nicholas Epley

Nicholas Epley Partners With BBC to Replicate Groundbreaking Study

CDR faculty director Nicholas Epley found that in both the U.S. and the U.K., when commuters talk with strangers on public transportation, both people report feeling happier.

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Linda Ginzel

Linda Ginzel Honored with the 2019 Hillel J. Einhorn Award

Linda E. Ginzel, Clinical Professor of Managerial Psychology, has been honored with the 2019 Hillel J. Einhorn Award in recognition of her exceptional teaching in the Executive MBA Program Asia, at Booth’s Singapore campus.

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Research Highlights

Research Highlights, 2013–2018

Highlights from the work of CDR Researchers. The articles here were originally published in the Chicago Booth Review, which publishes research-driven insights on business, policy, and markets.



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Angela Duckworth

THINK BETTER with Angela Duckworth

On April 17, 2019, the CDR welcomed psychologist and best-selling author Angela Duckworth, who presented her talk, "Strategic Self-Control," followed by a discussion.

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Fishbach and Epley

Chicago Booth Behavioral Scientists Receive Award for Influential Research

Chicago Booth behavioral scientists receive award for influential research.

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Richard Thaler

Nobel Prize Winner 2017

Richard H. Thaler wins Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

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Second Science Project

Second Science Project

CDR partners with The Second City.

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Chicago Booth Center for Decision Research The PIMCO Decision Research Laboratories

A Partnership to Guide Wiser Decision-Making

CDR is partnering with PIMCO to enhance research facilities in Chicago and better understand human judgement and decision-making. CDR’s labs will be renamed the PIMCO Decision Research Laboratories.

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