Center for Decision Research
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PhD Students

Chicago Booth, through the Center for Decision Research, was the first business school to emphasize behavioral decision-making in its MBA and PhD curricula. The following PhD students are affiliated with the CDR. Their dissertations deal with managerial and organizational behavior as well as marketing.

Prospective graduate students who have research interests in topics under investigation by our faculty members, including topics in social psychology and judgment and decision making, are encouraged to apply to the Chicago Booth PhD Program.

Current PhD Students

Akshina Banerjee
Research Interests: Consumer behavior, language and decision making, temporality of past costs

Melissa Beswick
Research Interests: Charitable giving, perceptions of food technology and plant-based foods

Diag Davenport
Research Interests: Judgment and decision making, machine learning

Shweta Desiraju
Research Interests: Judgment and decision making

Lin Fei
Research Interests: Judgment and decision making

Cintia Hinojosa
Research Interests: Psychology and public policy, self-concept, structural inequality, behavior change

Samuel Hirshman
Research Interests
: Judgment and decision making

Minkwang Jang
Research Interests: Motivation, judgment and decision making

Michael Kardas
Research Interests: Judgment and decision making, social cognition

Daniel Katz
Research Interests: Financial decision making, inter-temporal choice, and behavioral economics

Hye-young Kim
Research Interests: Judgment and decision making

Becky Lau
Research Interests: Language, communication, social cognition

Xilin Li
Research Interests: Judgment and decision making, consumer behavior

Danila Medvedev
Research Interests: Social cognition and decision making

Alexander Moore
Research Interests: Judgment and decision making

David Munguia Gomez
Research Interests: Morality, social cognition, judgment and decision making

Kariyushi Rao
Research Interests: Judgment and decision making

Annabelle Roberts
Research Interests: Social cognition, judgment and decision making

Donovan Rowsey
Research Interests: Judgment and decision making, motivation

Anirudh Tiwathia
Research Interests: Judgment and decision making

Kristina Wald
Research Interests: Judgment and decision making

Shannon White
Research Interests: Influence, social cognition, judgment and decision making

Yuji Winet
Research Interests: Motivation, change perception, judgment and decision making

Shirley Zhang
Research Interests: Consumer behavior, choice architecture, judgment and decision making

CDR alumni include:

Pankaj Aggarwal
Simona Botti
Jessica Bregant
Zach Burns
Katherine Burson
Colin Camerer
Arjun Chakravarti
Andrew Chiu
Jinhee Choi
Ben Converse
David Faro
Stacey Finkelstein
Rachel Fisher
Brian Gibbs
Ayelet Gneezy
Indranil Goswami
John Gourville
Christine Hosey
Greg Janicik
Scott Jeffrey
Sara Kim
Nadav Klein
Don Kleinmuntz
Jay Koehler
Minjung Koo
Hiro Kotabe
Soraya Lambotte
Ye Li
Alex Markle
Cade Massey
Craig McKenzie
Elizabeth Moliski
Sarah Molouki
Kristian Myrseth
Joe Nunes
Juliana Schroeder
Franklin Shaddy
Luxi Shen
Dilip Soman
Suzanne Shu
Jack Soll
Maferima Tillery
Claire Tsai
Yanping Tu
Daniel Walco
Klaus Wertenbroch
Pat West
Natalie Wheeler
Kaitlin Woolley
Adelle Yang
Mike Yeomans
Fang (Frank) Yu
Jiao (Joe) Zhang
Yan Zhang
Ying Zhang


Welcome to the 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.

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