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Adelman, Dan
Professor of Operations Management

Adelman concentrates his research on the logistics of production and distribution/inventory systems, including vendor-managed operations, effective resource allocation within the firm, and the optimization of business processes. He studies internal pricing mechanisms for managing operational systems. Recent projects have focused on telecommunications,manufacturing, industrial gas distribution, and intermodal logistics.

Ahlm, Kurt
Associate Dean, Student Recruitment and Admissions

Ahlm oversees admissions for the Full-Time MBA Program, MBA financial aid, and issues of diversity recruitment.

Andrews, George
Associate Dean of the Evening MBA and Weekend MBAPrograms

Andrews oversees Chicago Booth’s Evening and Weekend MBA Programs.

Ball, Ray
Sidney Davidson Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting

Ball specializes in financial reporting and corporate disclosure, the relation between earnings and stock prices, international accounting, market efficiency, and investment strategies. He is editor of the Journal of Accounting Research, associate editor of the Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, and a member of the editorial board of the European Accounting Review. He is a professor in the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Harbor Funds.

Barry, Brian
Clinical Professor of Economics; Executive Director, Initiative on Global Markets

Barry researches popular attitudes towards big business, wealth creation, and international trade and investment; and whether those attitudes foster policies that make it easier or harder for countries to thrive in a modern global economy. He also concentrates on economic trends and political risks in East Asia. Barry was an international journalist with The Economist from 1994 tomid-2007, including postings in London, Tokyo, Southeast Asia, and the United States.

Berger, Philip G.
Wallace W. Booth Professor of Accounting

Berger’s research focuses on firm valuation, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, the effects of accounting and tax regulations, the quality of accounting disclosures, organizational design, and corporate governance.

Bertrand, Marianne
Chris P. Dialynas Professor of Economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow

Bertrand devotes her research to personnel policy, internal labor markets, managerial incentives, corporate governance, and executive compensation. She also is a faculty research fellow with the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research affiliate with the Center for Economic Policy Research.

Birge, John R.
Jerry W. and Carol Lee Levin Professor of Operations Management

Birge’s research focuses on methods and models for optimal decision making under uncertainty, and the emphasis on relationships between operations and finance. In particular, he has developed methods for optimal asset and liability allocations over time, efficient periodic scheduling of workers and machines, productive power and energy distribution, and effective allocation of public services. In finance, his work centers on uses of low discrepancy sequences for option pricing, real options for capacity decisions, and asset/liability management. He is the author of two books and more than 70 refereed journal publications. Prior to joining Chicago Booth, Birge was dean and professor at Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science from 1999 to 2004.

Bleakley, C. Hoyt
Associate Professor of Economics

Bleakley’s research focuses on health and economic development, emerging-market financial crises, and the economic performance of immigrants.

Buck, Joseph
Associate Dean of Alumni Affairs and Development

Burt, Ronald S.
Hobart W. Williams Professor of Sociology and Strategy

Burt’s research focuses on theory and research methodology describing collaboration, envy, and entrepreneurial opportunities in the social structure of competitive environments. Burt also has been an independent consultant on organizational design, employee performance and diversity, customer satisfaction, and market strategy.

Caruso, Eugene M.
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science

Caruso’s research focuses on the experimental study of human judgment and decision making, social cognition, perspective taking, negotiation, time, and morality.

Chintagunta, Pradeep K.
Robert Law Professor of Marketing; Director of the PhD Program

Chintagunta has analyzed household purchase behavior using scanner panel data and investigated competitive marketing strategies. His recent research has dealt with marketing issues related to pharmaceutical and technology industries.

Cochrane, John H.
AQR Capital Management Professor of Finance

Cochrane centers his research on finance, macroeconomics, and monetary economics. He also is a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Constantinides, George M.
Leo Melamed Professor of Finance

Constantinides is an expert on the pricing and hedging of fixed income securities, options, futures, and other derivatives; on the effects of transaction costs and taxes on the pricing and hedging of derivatives; and on portfolio management. He also has addressed the causes of the historically observed premium of equity returns over bond returns. He has served as president of the American Finance Association and the Society for Financial Studies. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and editor and associate editor of several finance and financial engineering journals. In addition, he serves as director of DFA Investment Dimensions Group Inc., Dimensional Emerging Markets Fund Inc., and as trustee of DFA Investment Trust Co.

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

Davis teaches in the areas of strategy, leadership, and creativity. He is the founder of Chicago Booth’s Laboratory in New Product and Strategy Development, in which student teams work with sponsoring firms to research, develop, and market new products. He also is the architect of the Leadership Effectiveness and Development (LEAD) program, a required student-directed course that focuses on the building of community and the development of managerial skills.

Davis, Steven J.
William H. Abbott Professor of International Business and Economics; Deputy Dean for Faculty

Davis conducts research on labor markets, the effects of taxes, the volatility of business activity, the costs and benefits of the war in Iraq, and other topics in economics. He is a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research, a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and a past National Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Debo, Laurens G.
Associate Professor of Operations Management

Debo's research has focused on the interface between the operations function with the environment and between the operations and marketing functions. He concentrates on problems in which interactions between different actors is important. In particular, he studies how incentive conflicts between actors change investment strategies in inventory and capacity. Debo has a special interest in understanding better, from an operations point of view, marketing strategies based on scarcity of the product or service.

Deutsch, Waverly
Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship

Deutsch focuses her research on entrepreneurial success factors and entrepreneurship pedagogy. She has written several business cases highlighting growth issues for early-stage companies including entrepreneurial sales and channel development, diversification options, and seed stage financing options. She is on the advisory board of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and Chicago Community Ventures, as well as several start-up companies.

Dhar, Sanjay K.
James H. Lorie Professor of Marketing

Dhar’s research and teaching focus on advertising strategy; brand management; marketing strategy; pricing and promotion strategy; private labels; consumer promotion evaluation and planning; Internet marketing; new product development, management, and strategy; retail management best practices; loyalty reward programs; Every Day Low Pricing (EDLP); trade promotions; category management; purchase incidence; and brand choice. He has published widely in leading academic journals, provided consulting to, and conducted training sessions with, FORTUNE 500 companies on the above topics, and has served as an expert witness.

Diamond, Douglas W.
Merton H. Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow

Diamond pursues research principally in the area of financial crises, financial intermediaries, and banking regulation. He has served as president of the American Finance Association and the Western Finance Association, and as an academic consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and the Federal Reserve Board.

Dubé, Jean-Pierre
Sigmund E. Edelstone Professor of Marketing and Robert King Steel Faculty Fellow

Dubé’s research fits in the intersection of empirical industrial organization and marketing. Topics of research include competitive pricing, advertising, retailing, consumer segmentation, and high technology.

Eisenstein, Donald D.
Professor of Operations Management

Eisenstein concentrates his work on the analysis of logistical systems, including production, material handling, scheduling, routing, and distribution. Before joining Chicago Booth, he was a research assistant at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a systems engineer for E-Systems Inc., and a computer consultant.

Epley, Nicholas
John Templeton Keller Professor of Behavioral Science and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow

Epley’s research focuses on the experimental study of social cognition, perspective taking, and intuitive human judgment.

Erickson, Merle
Professor of Accounting

Erickson focuses his studies on the effect of taxes on business decisions; the market effects of tax policies, tax and financial accounting treatment and effects of employee stock options, earnings, and balance sheet management; and the causes and consequences of fraudulently reported earnings. He is coauthor of the fourth edition of Taxes and Business Strategy (Prentice Hall, 2004) and the author of the fourth edition of Cases in Tax Strategy (Pearson Custom Publishing, 2004).

Fama, Eugene F.
Robert R. McCormick Distinguished Service Professor of Finance

Fama’s research has focused on theoretical and empirical work on investments, price formation in capital markets, and corporate finance. His work has been widely published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and other major journals in finance and economics. His papers include “A Cross-Section of Expected Stock Returns” with Kenneth French.

Fogel, Robert W.
Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of American Institutions; Director of the Center for Population Economics

Fogel’s main research is on early life indicators of work levels, disease, and mortality at middle and old age. In this capacity, he deals with projections of future health care and pension costs. For his contributions in this field, he was selected as the indispensable Person of the Year for 2006 by the Alliance for Aging Research. His recent work has focused on the economies of China, India, and other rapidly growing Asian nations. He is an expert on the impact of technology on economic growth, and also is a specialist on business ethics. He is the director of the Center for Population Economics, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a past president of the American Economic Association. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1993 for economic history. His most recent books are The Slavery Debates, 1952–1990: A Retrospective (Louisiana State University Press, 2003) and The Escape from Hunger and Premature Death, 1700–2100: Europe, America, and the Third World (Cambridge University Press, 2004). A forthcoming volume, The Changing Body: Health, Nutrition and Human Development in the Western World since 1700(with Roderick Floud, Bernard Harris, and Sok Chul Hong), which will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2010.

Frenzen, Jonathan K.
Clinical Professor of Marketing

As director of the school’s Management Laboratories, Frenzen oversees six teams per year composed of MBA students and corps of senior executives who coach the teams as the solve real-world problems for major corporations. While Frezen has extensive experience in all areas of marketing, his research focuses on four areas: new product development, managing sales forces and distribution channels, and international development, managing sales forces and distribution channels, and international marketing. Over the years he has acquired particular expertise in marketing financial services at all levels of the income and asset spectrum across the globe.

Gentzkow, Matthew
Professor of Economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow

Gentzkow’s research focuses on empirical industrial organization and political economy, particularly media industries.

Gertner, Robert H.
Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy and Finance; Deputy Dean for the Part-Time MBA Program

Gertner concentrates his research on applied game theory, competitive strategy, resource allocation in organizations, corporate bankruptcy, and law and economics. He is a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Gibbs, Michael J.
Clinical Professor of Economics

Gibbs’s research focuses on personnel economics, the economics of organization, and incentive compensation.

Ginzel, Linda E.
Clinical Professor of Managerial Psychology

Ginzel’s research and teaching focuses on managerial psychology, negotiation skills, teams, and leadership development. She is a member of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Society, and the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society.

Gould, John P.
Steven G. Rothmeier Professor and Distinguished Service Professor of Economics

Gould is an authority on business education, microeconomics, economics of information, and business strategy. He is currently a director of UNext, Milwaukee Mutual, Harbor Funds, and DFA Investment Dimensions Group Inc.

Harris, Milton
Chicago Board of Trade Professor of Finance and Economics

Harris is a specialist on issues of corporate finance, the economics of contracts, capital budgeting processes, and corporate governance.

Hassan, Tarek Alexander
Assistant Professor of Finance

Hassan's main research is in international finance, economic history, and macroeconomics. His recent work in international finance is titled "Country Size, Currency Unions, and International Asset Returns." This paper earned him the Austrian Central Bank's 2009 Klaus Liebscher Award for best paper on European Monetary Union and Integration Issues. He has held positions with Dresdner Bank and the German-Arab Chamber of Commerce in Cairo.

Hastie, Reid
Robert S. Hamada Professor of Behavioral Science

Hastie’s primary research interests are in the areas of judgment and decision making (managerial, legal, medical, engineering, and consumer), memory and cognition, and social psychology. He is the coauthor of the textbook Rational Choice in an Uncertain World (Sage, 2009) and is currently working on another book project on collective intelligence and team decision-making. He has served on the editorial boards of more than 8 behavioral science journals. He frequently consults with government agencies on topics related to health across the adult lifespan and intelligence analysis; and with attorneys on various aspects of the litigation process in jury trials.

Heaton, John C.
Joseph L. Gidwitz Professor of Finance; Deputy Dean for Faculty

Heaton’s research has focused on asset pricing, portfolio allocation, and time-series econometrics. His work has been published in Econometrica, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. Heaton currently is a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Hitsch, Guenter J.
Professor of Marketing

Hitsch’s research focuses on empirical models of business strategy and consumer choice applied to marketing and industrial organization. He also studies dynamic marketing strategies, product introductions, quantitative analysis of strategic firm interaction, and structural econometric models.

Huizinga, John
Walter David “Bud” Fackler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics

Huizinga concentrates his research on empirical issues in international economics and monetary economics, as well as econometric theory. He has been a faculty research fellow with the National Bureau of Economic Research and coeditor of the Journal of Business.

Hurst, Erik
V. Duane Rath Professor of Economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow

Hurst studies macroeconomics, wealth mobility, leisure time, real estate economics, household savings behavior, and household bankruptcy decisions.

Jeuland, Abel P.
Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing

Jeuland’s expertise is in the design and application of analytical tools (statistics, econometrics, and management science) that help formulate and solve marketing problems. He is a member of the American Marketing Association and the Institute of Management.

Kahl, Steven J.
Assistant Professor of Organizations and Strategy

Kahl researches the emergence of new products and firms within economic markets, with a focus on technological innovations and how customers come to understand and use a new technology. Prior to academia, Kahl was a research analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Piper Jaffray, as well as a consultant.

Kamenica, Emir
Associate Professor of Economics

Kamenica’s research focuses on behavioral and experimental economics and industrial organization theory.

Kaplan, Steven N.
Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance

Kaplan is an authority on venture capital, corporate governance, private equity, entrepreneurial finance, corporate control, e-commerce, and corporate finance. He teaches advanced courses in corporate finance and entrepreneurial finance.

Kashyap, Anil
Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance and Richard N. Rosett Faculty Fellow

Kashyap's work is primarily focused on monetary policy and financial markets. Prior to joining the faculty, he served as an economist for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He currently serves as a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Keegan, Patricia
Associate Dean, Executive MBA Program North America

Keegan is associate dean of the Executive MBA Program North America located in Chicago's Gleacher Center.

Knez, Marc
Clinical Professor of Strategic Management

Knez’s research focuses on strategic and organizational decision making, strategic planning, and market analysis.

Koijen, Ralph S.J.
Assistant Professor of Finance

Koijen's research focuses on issues related to asset pricing, investments, performance evaluation, real estate, and household finance.

Kole, Stacey
Clinical Professor of Economics; Deputy Dean for the Full-Time MBA Program

Kole’s research focuses on policies and practices that dictate behavior within organizations and their relation to firm performance. Kole directs Chicago Booth’s Full-Time MBA Program.

Kroszner, Randall S.
Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics

Kroszner's research interests include regulation of financial institutions, international financial crises, the Great Depression, monetary economics, corporate governance, debt restructuring and bankruptcy, corporate governance, and political economy. Kroszner served as a Governor of the Federal Reserve System from March 2006 to January 2009. He was also a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisors from 2001 to 2003.

LaCivita, Stephen
Associate Dean of Executive Education

LaCivita directs Chicago Booth’s nondegree Executive Education, both open enrollment and customized programs. His responsibilities include relationship management with corporate clients, program development, faculty identification and recruitment, strategy development, and marketing communications. He also directs the Conference Center activities at Chicago Booth’s Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago.

Leftwich, Richard
Fuji Bank and Heller Professor of Accounting and Finance

Leftwich concentrates his work on audit qualifications, bond ratings, corporate charter changes, and block trades.

Leuz, Christian
Joseph Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance, and Accounting and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow

Leuz has wide-ranging interests in the effects of corporate transparency. His research focuses on international accounting, the interaction between financial disclosure and capital markets or firms’ financing decisions, cost of capital, securities regulation, and financial statement analysis. Prior to joining Chicago Booth, Leuz was the Harold Stott Assistant Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

McGill, Ann L.
Sears Roebuck Professor of General Management, Marketing, and Behavioral Science and Charles M. Harper Faculty Fellow

McGill’s expertise is in consumer and managerial decision making with special emphasis on causal explanations, comparative processes, and the use of imagery in product choice. Before joining Chicago Booth, she taught at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; New York University; Stanford University; Sasin Graduate School of Business Administration; Chulalongkorn (Thailand); and INSEAD (Fontainbleau, France).

Meadow, Scott F.
Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship

Meadow had a 25-year career as a venture capitalist before joining the Chicago Booth faculty. Overall, he has generated a lifetime return on investment of more than 40 percent. His role in commercializing innovation has required that he both monitor and manage entrepreneurial enterprises, working along the complete continuum of private equity investing from seed, startup, early stage, growth equity, and recapitalization.

Morton, Julie T.
Associate Dean of Career Services

Morton oversees all career programming and corporate recruiting relationships for students and alumni globally.

Moskowitz, Tobias J.
Fama Family Profressor of Finance

Moskowitz researches empirical asset pricing, empirical corporate finance, investment anomalies, performance evaluation, behavioral finance, commercial and residential real estate, and private equity. He won the 2007 Fischer Black Prize for the best financial economist under the age of 40. He also is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Moskowitz spent the 2007-08 academic year working full-time at AQR Capital Management, a hedge fund in Greenwich, Connecticut, and remains an advisor/consultant to AQR.

Murphy, Kevin M.
George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics

Murphy focuses his research on the empirical analysis of inequality, unemployment, and relative wages. He also studies the economics of growth and development. In 2005, Murphy was chosen as a MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Murphy is the first professor at a business school to be chosen as a MacArthur Fellow in the 25 years that the awards have been given. He was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal in 1997 for his research on labor issues.

Neiman, Brent
Assistant Professor of Economics

Neiman's research focuses on international economics, including exchange rate pass through, transfer pricing, and international trade.

Pagliari, Joseph L.
Clinical Professor of Real Estate

Pagliari’s research focuses on asset pricing, the strategic use of leverage and portfolio allocation, hedonic pricing, option-pricing theory, and joint ventures.

Pastor, Lubos
Charles P. McQuaid Professor of Finance

Pastor's research covers liquidity, stock valuation, predictability, portfolio choice, mutual fund performance, the cost of capital, Bayesian learning, and IPOs.

Pontikes, Elizabeth
Assistant Professor of Organizations and Strategy

Pontikes researches how categorization affects organizations. Her research shows that the way an organization is categorized affects how it is evaluated by different groups, such as customers or potential investors, and how novel innovation is perceived. Pontikes has worked as the Director of Solution engineering for Coremetrics, Incorporated, a software company focused on web analytics, and as a product manager for MicroStrategy, a business intelligence software company.

Prendergast, Canice
W. Allen Wallis Professor of Economics

Prendergast holds degrees from Trinity College (Dublin), the London School of Economics, and Yale University, where he earned his PhD in economics. He has served as a research assistant with the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin.

Rajan, Raghuram
Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance

Rajan was on leave from Chicago Booth as the Economic Counselor and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund from 2003 to early 2007. Rajan’s research interests include international finance, banking, corporate finance, the theory of organizations, aid, and economic growth. He is the coauthor, with Luigi Zingales, of Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists (Random House, 2003). In 2003, Rajan was awarded the inaugural Fischer Black Prize by the American Finance Association.

Risen, Jane L.
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science

Risen’s research focuses on the interplay between rational and intuitive thinking. Taking an experimental approach, she examines topics such as magical thinking (e.g., the belief in tempting fate), one-shot illusory correlations and stereotype formation, reactions to questionable apologies, and beliefs that people form to manage their emotions.

Rudnick, Ellen A.
Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship; Executive Director, Michael P. Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship

Rudnick's experience is focused in entrepreneurship, health care, and corporate governance. She has been part of a founding team and senior executive of several companies in the medical diagnostic and health care information industries; and also served as a corporate vice president of Baxter Healthcare. She serves as an advisor to the Ceres Venture Fund and on the boards of several publicly traded and private companies. She is actively involved in new venture creation, and economic development, and she teaches courses in entrepreneurship.

Sapra, Haresh
Professor of Accounting

Sapra’s research focuses on disclosure regulation, the economic consequences of disclosure policies, and accounting measurement rules.

Schrager, James E.
Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management

Schrager’s research interests include the effect of corporate strategy on firm performance, boards of directors, entrepreneurship, and new business ventures. He is an expert commentator on strategy for the automobile industry and the manner in which private equity firms have entered that sector. He is trained as a lawyer and an accountant, is experienced as a small business owner, turnaround manager, investment banker, and has an active strategy consulting practice. He is editor of the Journal of Private Equity, published by Institutional Investors.

Seru, Amit
Assistant Professor of Finance

Seru’s research focuses on issues related to internal capital markets, entrepreneurial finance, emerging market financial systems, banking, and performance evaluation.

Skinner, Douglas J.
John P. and Lillian A. Gould Professor of Accounting

Skinner’s research focuses on corporate financial reporting and disclosure practice (including earnings management, management earnings forecasts, earnings guidance, the effects of stockholder litigation on disclosure practices, and financial reporting practices in Japan), corporate payout policy (stock repurchases, dividend policy, and the effects of employee stock options), and the interactions among these policies.

Smith, Abbie J.
Boris and Irene Stern Distinguished Professor of Accounting

Smith concentrates her research on corporate restructuring, corporate governance, and corporate transparency.

Soffer, Leonard C.
Clinical Associate Professor of Accounting

Soffer’s research focuses on corporate valuation as well as capital markets and accounting information.

Stole, Lars A.
Eli B. and Harriet B. Williams Professor of Economics

Stole ‘s research focuses on price discrimination and competition, industrial economics, the economics of contracts and organizations, and nonmonetary exchange.

Sufi, Amir
Associate Professor of Finance

Sufi’s research focuses on financial intermediation, corporate finance, and consumer finance. In particular, his research explores corporate liquidity management, revolving credit facilities, syndicated loans, financial covenant violations, corporate investment policy, and subprime mortgages.

Sykes, Glenn
Associate Dean, Executive MBA Program Europe and Asia

Sykes is associate dean of the Executive MBA Program Asia in Singapore and the Executive MBA Program Europe in London. He also is responsible for other programs and activities including corporate outreach, marketing of nondegree programs, and community relations.

Syverson, Chad
Professor of Economics

Syverson's research spans several topics, with a particular focus on the interactions of firm structure, market structure, and productivity. He has studied a broad range of industries, including airlines, mutual funds, retail e-commerce, construction materials, and automotive manufacturing, among others.

Thaler, Richard H.
Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics; Director of the Center for Decision Research

Thaler’s research lies in the gap between economics and psychology. He investigates the implications of relaxing the standard economics assumption that everyone in the economy is rational and selfish, instead entertaining the possibility that some of the agents in the economy are sometimes human. He is the author of The Winner’s Curse (Princeton University Press, 1994) and Quasi Rational Economics (Russell Sage Foundation Publications, 1994). He also is the editor of Advances in Behavioral Financejournal. Thaler is coauthor with Cass R. Sunstein of the book Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health,Wealth, and Happiness (Yale University Press, 2008).

Topel, Robert H.
Isidore Brown and Gladys J. Brown Distinguished Service Professor in Urban and Labor Economics; Director, George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State

Topel’s research deals with markets and prices, human capital, the economics of law, energy economics and policy, and health economics. His recent research has studied pricing strategies by firms with market power, the value of health improvements, national security, and reform of welfare-state policies, among other topics. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Urminsky, Oleg
Assistant Professor of Marketing

Urminsky studies consumer and managerial decision making and its implications for marketing management. He is particularly interested in goals and motivations, self-control, decision making over time, and customer relationship management (e.g., reward/loyalty programs and incentive systems). He teaches the marketing research course for MBA students, in which student teams partner with companies and organizations to conduct primary marketing research and consult on marketing strategy. Urminsky's past experience includes serving as a research director and corporate vice president at Young & Rubicam Advertising, where he investigated the links between consumer perceptions (in the largest worldwide study of brands) and subsequent financial performance. He has also worked as chief statistician and director at Penn, Schoen & Berland, conducting predictive modeling and primary market research for numerous Fortune 500 companies as well as political polling for prominent candidates and elected officials.

Veronesi, Pietro
Roman Family Professor of Finance

Veronesi’s research focuses on asset pricing, and especially on the effect of economic uncertainty on equity valuation and volatility, as well as on the pricing of bonds and options.

Wittenbrink, Bernd
Professor of Behavioral Science

Wittenbrink is an experimental psychologist. His research focuses on how social stereotypes and prejudice influence judgments and people.

Wu, George
Professor of Behavioral Science

Wu centers his research on decision making under risk and uncertainty, and behavioral decision making. Before joining Chicago Booth, he taught at Harvard Business School and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Wu also was an analyst with Procter & Gamble.

Zingales, Luigi
Robert C. McCormack Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance and the David G. Booth Faculty Fellow 773.702.3196

Zingales is actively involved in developing the best interventions to cope with the aftermath of the financial crisis. He has proposed a way to deal with the "to big to fail" problem in the banking sector and with strategic default in the housing sector. He also analyzed the effects of the crisis on the political support for markets. To monitor the level of trust Americans have toward their financial system he has co-developed the financial trust index. As for ongoing research, he focuses on the effect civic capital has on the wealth of nations. He coauthored Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists (Crown Business, 2003) and is the winner of the 2003 Bernácer Prize for the Best European Young Economist.

Zmijewski, Mark E.
Leon Carroll Marshall Professor of Accounting; Interim Dean of Alumni Affairs & Development

Zmijewski concentrates his research on corporate earnings, the information content of financial reports, and the impact accounting information has on firm value. He has consulted with numerous companies—both publicly traded and privately owned—as well as with entrepreneurs on various issues related to valuation, damages analysis, various types of securities litigation, mergers and acquisitions, financial distress, bankruptcy, and financial analysis.Concentration page.