Dean's Report 2012-13 - page 8-9

Chicago Booth research centers continue to act as engines of discovery, allowing faculty
and students to test new theories and produce transformative research. This year, the
broadening interests of faculty and students led to innovative programs like the nascent
Social Enterprise Initiative.
The ACCOUNTING RESEARCH CENTER
Sponsored the annual
Journal of Accounting
Research
conference in Frankfurt, Germany, held
for the first time outside of Chicago
Home to the
Journal of Accounting Research
, one
of the world’s foremost scholarly accounting journals
The APPLIED THEORY INITIATIVE
Cosponsored a theory conference featuring many
distinguished speakers and participants including
several Nobel laureates
Hosts weekly interdisciplinary seminars that attract
internationally known researchers from outside Booth
The CENTER FOR DECISION RESEARCH
Awarded $750,000 in funding for seven new lines
of research, which support the $3.6 million New
Paths to Purpose Project
Expanded with a new research scientist and
senior staff
Hosts a weekly Behavioral Science Workshop,
bringing together eminent behavioral scientists and
informed practitioners from all over the world
The CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN SECURITY
PRICES
Took on first investable index client, Vanguard,
in October 2012 and transitioned 16 US stock and
balanced index funds, approximately $367 billion in
assets, to CRSP indexes
Introduced the concept of “packeting,” which
slows the movement of securities between indexes
and reduces trading costs
Continues to provide high-quality historical market
research data to nearly 450 academic institutions
in 36 countries
The FAMA-MILLER CENTER FOR RESEARCH
IN FINANCE
Awarded funding to 31 professors and 13 PhD students
Acquired 16 datasets
Established a research assistant program to provide
support to Booth finance faculty
The GEORGE J. STIGLER CENTER FOR THE
STUDY OF THE ECONOMY AND THE STATE
Awarded research funding to 14 faculty across
Chicago Booth, the Harris School, and the university;
and awarded dissertation support to two PhD
dissertations in energy research
Stigler Center researcher Raghuram Rajan,
Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of
Finance, was named the Indian government’s chief
economic advisor
The INITIATIVE ON GLOBAL MARKETS
Sponsors research by more than 30 faculty
through efforts that include its flagship conference, the
US Monetary Policy Forum
Sponsors the Initiative on Global Markets Economic
Experts Panel, a group of 40 experts nationwide who
answer a public policy question every week or two on
the Initiative on Global Markets website
Sponsors Myron Scholes Global Markets Forum,
which brings business leaders, policy makers, and
distinguished academics to address the Chicago
community on topics of current interest
The James M. Kilts Center
for Marketing
Continued to foster data-driven marketing
by increasing the number of rich marketing
datasets available through the center—more
than 110 US-based scholars, including 44
from Booth, have signed up to use this data
Sponsored Kilts Fall Premiere, Kilts Marketing
Day Forum, the Kilts Mentoring Program, and
marketing lab courses, among others, engaging
more than 1,800 student-participants
Advanced marketing practice and helped raise
awareness of marketing at Booth through a new
faculty blog by Pradeep Chintagunta, Joseph T.
and Bernice S. Lewis Distinguished Service
Professor of Marketing, “Insights and Integration”
The Social Enterprise Initiative
Announced a founding gift from John
Edwardson, ’72, during the initiative’s first full
academic year
Developed a research program supporting
faculty research through data collection and
network building, and launched a slate of
programs that engaged students and alumni in a
range of topics including social entrepreneurship,
social sector careers, and nonprofit board service
Launched the Social Impact Leadership Series,
at which distinguished speakers shared their
perspectives on helping solve social problems
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$
26
m
Full-time Chicago Booth
faculty and staff
Chicago Booth’s
investment in centers
this past fiscal year
Supporting
research and
Learning
CENTERS & INITIATIVES
Research centers and initiatives
On the agenda
Chicago energy entrepreneur
Michael Polsky, ’87, who
donated $7 million in 2002 to
create the Michael P. Polsky
Center for Entrepreneurship,
increased his gift to $15 million.
The center, renamed the
Polsky
Center for Entrepreneurship
and Innovation
, will create new
multidisciplinary programs and
support the university’s growing
innovation initiatives.
Research papers published
Research centers
1,910
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