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About SEI

Led by executive director Christina Hachikian and faculty codirectors Marianne Bertrand and Robert H. Gertner, the Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business provides educational opportunities for Booth alumni and students around a range of social sector topics and brings together researchers and their social sector interests from across Chicago Booth’s academic disciplines, including economics, finance, marketing, and psychology.

SEI aims to support the aspirations of students and alumni to impact societal issues and further research on how institutions help solve social problems. Through ongoing curricular development, alumni and student programming, and support of faculty pursuits, SEI builds on Chicago Booth's commitment to rigorous analysis and its discipline-based approach to understanding organizations, markets, and policy.


Understanding social sector dynamics. Educating leaders. Supporting social impact.

The Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business supports the aspirations of students and alumni to impact societal issues and furthers research on how institutions help solve social problems. Through ongoing curricular development, alumni and student programming, and support of faculty pursuits, SEI builds on Chicago Booth's commitment to rigorous analysis and its discipline-based approach to understanding organizations, markets, and policy.

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