Faculty Advisory Board

Harry L. Davis

Roger L. and Rachel M. Goetz Distinguished Service Professor of Creative Management


Harry L. Davis studies leadership, strategy, creativity and innovation. His scholarly research has appeared in a number of top-tier academic journals, including the Journal of Consumer Research and the Journal of Marketing. Among his publications are "The Promising Start-up Within: A Guide to Internal Corporate Venturing," written with Russ Rosenzweig and published in The Virtual Strategist in October 2001, and "Purchasing Behavior in Embedded Markets," written with fellow Chicago Booth faculty member Jonathan Frenzen and published in the June 1990 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research.

Emir Kamenica

Professor of Economics


Emir Kamenica studies a variety of topics in applied microeconomics, including the design of informational environments, and dating and marriage markets. He is a recipient of the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.

He earned a PhD in economics in 2006 and a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics in 2001, both from Harvard University.

Canice Prendergast

W. Allen Wallis Professor of Economics and Booth Faculty Fellow


Canice John Prendergast is the author of "The Limits of Bureaucratic Efficiency," published in the Journal of Political Economy in 2003, and "The Tenuous Trade-Off Between Risk and Incentives," which appeared in the Journal of Political Economy in 2002. Prendergast is widely published, with work appearing in the Economic Journal , the Journal of Labor Economics , the American Economic Review , the Journal of the Japanese and International Economies , and the European Economic Review . Articles on his recent research have appeared in Fortune Magazine , the Financial Times , the Economist , and Der Spiegel .

George Wu

John P. and Lillian A. Gould Professor of Behavioral Science.

George Wu studies the psychology of individual, managerial, and organizational decision making; decision analysis; and cognitive biases in bargaining and negotiation. Additionally, he has received research funding as part of a 3-year, $3.6 million project entitled "Enhancing the Human Experience through Behavioral Science: New Paths to Purpose," to advance the behavioral science of purpose. Project research explores how people adopt, pursue, and fulfill their intentions to accomplish something that is meaningful to the self, and often is of consequence to the world beyond the self." Wu's research has been published widely in a number of journals in economics, management science, and psychology, including Cognitive Psychology, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Management Science, Psychological Science, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

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The Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation is the destination for people committed to helping solve complex social and environmental problems. As Chicago Booth's social impact hub, we build on the school's grounding in business fundamentals with experiential learning and research-based insights. Then, through programs, including the John Edwardson, '72, Social New Venture Challenge and training for nonprofit board members, we equip our community with the knowledge and tools to positively impact humanity.

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