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Faculty Members

The Center for Decision Research was founded in 1977 by Hillel Einhorn as a pioneering center for the study of human decision-making and judgment. The following University of Chicago faculty members carry on this esteemed tradition as part of the Center for Decision Research.

CDR Governing Board

Epley

Nicholas Epley

John Templeton Keller Professor of Behavioral Science
Faculty Director, Center for Decision Research


Research Interests: The experimental study of social cognition, perspective-taking, and intuitive human judgment.

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Thaler

Richard Thaler

Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics


Research Interests: Behavioral economics and finance; the psychology of decision making.

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Wittenberg

Bernd Wittenbrink

Robert S. Hamada Professor of Behavioral Science


Research Interests: Psychology of person perception and social judgment.

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Pope

Devin Pope

Professor of Behavioral Science and Robert King Steel Faculty Fellow


Research Interests: Behavioral economics, with special interest in empirically testing the impact of psychological biases in economic markets.

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Faculty Affiliates

Dan Barteis

Daniel Bartels

Professor of Marketing
Research Interests: Consumer financial decision making, moral psychology, and intertemporal choice.

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Bertrand

Marianne Bertrand

Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics
Research Interests: Labor economics, corporate finance, and development economics.

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bryan

Christopher Bryan

Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science
Research Interests: Psychological influence, behavioral decision-making, and political psychology with a particular interest in psychology as it relates to social and public policy.

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berkeley dietvorst

Berkeley Dietvorst

Assistant Professor of Marketing
Research/Teaching Interests: Understanding how consumers and managers make judgments and decisions, and how to improve them.

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Fishbach

Ayelet Fishbach

Jeffrey Breakenridge Keller Professor of Behavioral Science and Marketing
Research Interests: Social psychology, with specific emphasis on motivation, emotion, and decision making.

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Ginsel

Linda Ginzel

Clinical Professor of Managerial Psychology
Research/Teaching Interests: Negotiation skills, organizational behavior, management education, leadership and executive development.

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Hastie

Reid Hastie

Robert S. Hamada Professor of Behavioral Science
Research Interests: Judgment and decision making (managerial, legal, medical, engineering, and personal), memory and cognition, and social psychology

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Christopher K. Hsee

Christopher Hsee

Theodore Otte Yntema Professor of Behavioral Science and Marketing
Research Interests: The interplay among psychology and economics, happiness, marketing, and cross-cultural psychology.

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ariel-kalil

Ariel Kalil

Professor, Director of the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy (CHPPP)
Research Interests: Economic conditions, parenting, and child development.

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Kamenica

Emir Kamenica

Richard O. Ryan Professor of Economics
Research Interests: Topics in applied microeconomics, including the design of informational environments, and dating and marriage markets.

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Keysar

Boaz Keysar

Professor of Psychology
Research Interests: Communication, negotiation, and decision making.

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Klayman

Joshua Klayman

Professor Emeritus of Behavioral Science
Research Interests: Learning, judgment, and reasoning in individuals and organizations, with applications to organizational change, managerial decision making, planning, and problem solving.

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Alex Koch

Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science
Research Interests: Valence asymmetries in cognition and evaluation, similarity assessment, stereotype content, trust and cooperation, balancing exploitation and exploration, and processing fluency in judgments of truth.

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Emma Levine

Emma Levine

Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science, Charles E. Merrill Faculty Scholar
Research Interests
: Interpersonal trust and ethical decision-making.

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Jens Ludwig

Jens Ludwig

McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy at the Harris School of Public Policy and School of Social Service Administration
Research Interests: Social policy, particularly in the areas of urban poverty, crime, and education.

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Susan mayer

Susen Mayer

Professor, Chicago Harris
Research Interests: The measurement of poverty, the effect of growing up in poor neighborhoods, and the effect of parental income on children's well-being.

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McGill

Ann McGill

Sears Roebuck Professor of General Management, Marketing and Behavioral Science
Research Interests: Consumer and manager decision making, with special emphasis on causal explanations, differences in judgments in public and in private, and the use of imagery in product choice.

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Sendhil Mullainathan

Sendhil Mullainathan

University Professor and Professor of Computation and Behavioral Science
Research Interests: Machine learning, poverty, and finance behavioral economics.

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A. David Nussbaum

A. David Nussbaum

Adjunct Associate Professor of Behavioral Science
Research Interests: Self-image maintenance, rationalization, stereotype threat.

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Obrien

Ed O'Brien

Asssociate Professor of Behavioral Science
Research Interests: Social cognition and hedonic processes.

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Eric Oliver

Eric Oliver

Professor of Political Science
Research Interests: Biological foundations of political cognition.

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Risen

Jane Risen

Professor of Behavioral Science
Research Interests: Judgment and decision making, belief formation, magical thinking, stereotyping and prejudice, and managing emotion.

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Shah

Anuj Shah

Associate Professor of Behavioral Science
Research Interests: How decision makers deal with limited resources.

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shaw

Alex Shaw

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Research interests: Fairness, intellectual property, and reputation and their development throughout childhood.

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Abby Sussman

Abigail Sussman

Associate Professor of Marketing
Research Interests: Consumer decision making.

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talhelm

Thomas Talhelm

Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science
Research Interests: How culture affects the way we behave.

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Urminksy

Oleg Urminsky

Professor of Marketing
Research Interests: Decision making, goals and motivation, intertemporal choice.

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George Wu

George Wu

John P. and Lillian A. Gould Professor of Behavioral Science
Research Interests: The psychology of individual, managerial, and organizational decision making; decision analysis; and cognitive biases in bargaining and negotiation

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Zinchenko

Elena Zinchenko

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science
Research/Teaching Interests: Negotiation, application of neuroscience research to business, marketing and education

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