Faculty Appointments and Promotions

New Distinguished Service Professorships

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Reid Hastie is Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science. Previously Robert S. Hamada Professor of Behavioral Science, Hastie joined the Booth faculty in 2001. His research centers on judgment and decision making, with a special focus on legal decision making. From 1975 to 2005, the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health provided continuous funding for his research. Hastie has published more than 100 articles in scientific journals and is the author of the textbook, Rational Choice in an Uncertain World: The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making.

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skinnerDouglas J. Skinner is Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting. Skinner, previously John P. and Lillian A. Gould Professor of Accounting, joined the Booth faculty in 2005. A recognized expert in corporate disclosure practices, corporate financial reporting, and corporate payout policy, Skinner was named one of the top business school professors in the world in a 2010 Financial Times ranking and won the school's Emory Williams Award for Teaching Excellence in 2013. His research has been published in a variety of top journals, including the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Finance. He is coeditor of the Journal of Accounting Research.

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thalerRichard H. Thaler is Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, faculty director of Booth's Center for Decision Research, and president-elect of the American Economic Association. Formerly Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, Thaler joined the Booth faculty in 1995. His most recent book, Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, was a global best seller and the inspiration for the UK government's "Nudge Unit," which applies insights from behavioral economics and psychology to public policy and services.

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New Faculty Chairs Named

guerrieriVeronica Guerrieri is the inaugural Ronald E. Tarrson Professor of Economics. Guerrieri, who was previously professor of economics, has been a member of the Booth faculty since 2006. Her research focuses on macroeconomics, search theory, frictions in the labor and financial markets, dynamic contracting, and growth theory. Guerrieri is associate editor of the American Economic Review and of Theoretical Economics. She also serves as referee for publications including Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and she is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economics Research.

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hansenChristian B. Hansen is Wallace W. Booth Professor of Econometrics and Statistics. Hansen, formerly professor of econometrics and statistics, joined the Booth faculty in 2004. His research interests include applied and theoretical econometrics, the uses of high-dimensional statistical methods in economic applications, estimation of panel data models, and quantile regression. Hansen was named Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow in 2008. His work has been published in several journals, including Econometrica and the Review of Economic Studies.

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russellJeffrey R. Russell is the inaugural Alper Family Professor of Econometrics and Statistics. Previously professor of econometrics and statistics, Russell became a member of the Booth faculty in 1996. His studies include financial econometrics, times series, and high-frequency financial data and are supported in part by a Morgan Stanley Equity Microstructure Grant. Russell is associate editor of the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, and his research has appeared in the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, and Econometrica.

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shapiroJesse M. Shapiro is the inaugural Chookaszian Family Professor of Economics. Shapiro, formerly professor of economics, joined the Booth faculty in 2007. Shapiro studies industrial organization and political economy. Previously a Becker Fellow at the university's Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, Shapiro currently is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is coeditor of the Journal of Political Economy and associate editor of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

 

sufiAmir Sufi is Chicago Board of Trade Professor of Finance. Previously professor of finance, Sufi has been a member of the Booth faculty since 2005. Sufi studies finance and macroeconomics, and his work has been honored with various prizes, including the Brattle Prize for Distinguished Paper from the Journal of Finance. Sufi's research has been published in the American Economic Review and the Journal of Finance, among other journals. His work also has been featured by mainstream media outlets, such as the New York Times and the Economist.

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Last Updated 4/23/14