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PhD Students

Since its founding in 1977, the Center for Decision Research has blazed new pathways at the forefront of behavioral science. We continue to conduct innovative research, revolutionize the discipline and train the next generation of behavioral scientists for careers in academia, business and mission-driven organizations.

Prospective graduate students interested in social psychology, marketing, judgment, and decision-making are encouraged to apply to our PhD Program. Learn more.

Meet our current PhD students:

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Akshina Banerjee

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BA, Linguistics, University of Minnesota
BS Economics, University of Minnesota

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Rafael Batista

Rafael Batista

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MS, Behavioral & Economic Science (Distinction), University of Warwick
BS, Psychology (Honors), Florida State University
BA, International Relations, Florida State University

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Melissa Beswick

Melissa Beswick

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BA, University of Pennsylvania 

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Diag Davenport

Diag Davenport

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MS, Mathematics & Statistics, Georgetown University
BS, Economics, Penn State University

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Shweta Desiraju

Shweta Desiraju

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BA, Psychology, University of Chicago

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Lin Fei

Lin Fei

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BA, Mathematics and Psychology, Vanderbilt University

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Michael Herzog

Nicholas Herzog

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MA, Social Sciences, University of Chicago
BA, Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Cintia Hinojosa

Cintia Hinojosa

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BA, Psychology, University of Texas at Austin

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Samuel Hirshman

Samuel Hirshman

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BA, Swarthmore College

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Minkwang Jang

Minkwang Jang

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BA, Psychology and BA, Economics, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

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Michael Kardas

Michael Kardas

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BA, Psychology and Applied Mathematics, Brown University

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Daniel Katz

Daniel Katz

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MA, Boston University, Economics
BS, Economics, Northeastern University

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Becky Lau

Becky Lau

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BA, Psychology, University of Michigan

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Xilin Li

Xilin Li

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MA, Psychology, Peking University
BA, Psychology, Beijing Normal University

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Jessica Lopez

Jessica Lopez

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BS, Communication, Cornell University

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Alex Moore

Alexander Moore

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BA, Economics, University of Chicago

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David Gomez

David Munguia Gomez

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BA, Psychology, Princeton University

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Kariyushi Rao

Kariyushi Rao

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MS, Computer Science, The University of Chicago
MBA, Organizational Behavior, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
SCPM, Stanford Advanced Project Management Program
BA, Government and Romance Languages, Bowdoin College

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Annabelle Roberts

Annabelle Roberts

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BA, Psychology, Tufts University

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Russell Roberts

Russell Roberts

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MA, Psychology, New School for Social Research
MS, Education, Hunter College, CUNY
BA, Philosophy, College of Wooster, Ohio

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Donovan Rowsey

Donovan Rowsey

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BA, Political Science, Indiana University - Bloomington

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Anirudh Tiwathia

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Dual Masters, Social Science and Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago
BA, Cognitive Science and Computer Science, Vassar College

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Kristina Wald

Kristina Wald

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BA, Psychology and Economics, Columbia University

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Shannon White

Shannon White

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MPP, The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
BA, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Philosophy, Boston University

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Yuji Winet

Yuji Winet

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Post-baccalaureate certificate in Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
BA, Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz

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Jiaqi Yu

Jiaqi Yu

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MA, Social Sciences, University of Chicago
BA, Psychology (Honors), Northwestern University

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Shirley Zhang

Shirley Zhang

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MS, Marketing and Management, Shanhai Jiao Tong University
BS, Electronic Engineering, Shanhai Jiao Tong University

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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
Hye-young Kim
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

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