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.
The Center for Decision Research Welcomes New Faculty
Three new assistant professors join the CDR community: Shereen Chaudhry, Joshua Dean, and Celia Gaertig.Read More
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.Read more
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.Read More
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.
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.Read more
Chicago Booth Behavioral Scientists Receive Award for Influential Research
Chicago Booth behavioral scientists receive award for influential research.Read More
Nobel Prize Winner 2017
Richard H. Thaler wins Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.Read More
Second Science Project
CDR partners with The Second City.Read More
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.