Marianne Bertrand, Faculty Codirector

Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics

Marianne Bertrand is the Chris P. Dialynas Professor of Economics the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Center for Economic Policy Research, and the Institute for the Study of Labor.

Eugene M. Caruso

Associate Professor of Behavioral Science and Willard Graham Faculty Scholar

Eugene M. Caruso studies social judgment, group decision-making and negotiation, egocentrism, perspective-taking, and ethics. His teaching interests include decision-making, social psychology, negotiation, and research methodology.

Pradeep K. Chintagunta,

Joseph T. and Bernice S. Lewis Distinguished Service Professor of Marketing

Pradeep K. Chintagunta conducts research into the analysis of household purchase behavior, pharmaceutical markets, and technology products. "My research has expanded in two directions - one was to expand the domain beyond CPG products to pharmaceuticals and technology products and the other was to go beyond the consumer to other players in the broader 'ecosystem' to obtain a more holistic view of the effects of marketing," explained Chintagunta.

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.

Robert H. Gertner,
John Edwardson Faculty Director

Deputy Dean for Faculty
Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy

Robert H. Gertner has been on the Chicago Booth faculty since 1986. His research interests include strategic decision-making, corporate finance, organization structure, theory of the firm, and social enterprises.

Linda Ginzel, Clinical Professor of Managerial Psychology

Making the World a Better Place

Booth professor Linda Ginzel empowers nonprofits to do good through board service and a professional scholarship.

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.

Elizabeth Pontikes, Associate Professor of Organizations and Strategy

Microfinance: the Ultimate Social Enterprise

Elizabeth Pontikes talks about her study on the evolution of microfinance - how she is seeing a trend toward social being combined with enterprise again, and what that means for businesses today.

Anuj K. Shah, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow

Anuj Shah, assistant professor of behavioral science, discusses his research on poverty and loans, as well as the trials and triumphs on his path towards achieving social good.

Kelly Shue, Associate Professor of Finance and Fujimori/Mou Scholar

Kelly Shue, assistant professor of finance, explains her findings on corporate social responsibility (CSR) among executives and managers in the workplace, as well as her challenges quantifying social behaviors.

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.

Doing Good is Serious Business

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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