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Spotlight on Research

Chicago Booth Review publishes research-driven insights on business, policy, and markets. This Chicago Booth publication regularly features the work of our PhD students.

Leverage Our Research Centers

For some PhD students, their journey leads them to one or more of our world-renowned research centers. Many offer financial support for PhD student research. A great deal of faculty research is conducted under the auspices of our research centers, which in turn are a draw for recruiting top faculty to our research community.

Other Resources for Booth PhD Students 


Computer Support

Booth has an information technology team dedicated to ensuring that PhD students have the support they need to conduct research. One of these resources is Booth’s Mercury Computing Cluster, a high-performance computing environment for the exclusive use of Booth researchers. Learn more about the Mercury Computing Cluster.

The Pichler Initiative

A gift from Joseph Pichler, MBA ’63, PhD ’66, and Susan Pichler in 2007 established the Pichler Initiative on Professional Development. Led by professor Harry L. Davis, the initiative helps support activities that promote professional development for students in the PhD Program, including helping PhD students develop stronger writing, presentation, and job-market skills. With more than 30 programs each year, the Pichler Initiative supports the PhD Program’s collaborative community by helping to develop cohort-based and cross-cohort programs, fostering peer support at all levels of the PhD Program.

Not quite ready to apply to the PhD Program?

Explore predoctoral opportunities on the Pathways to Research and Doctoral Careers (PREDOC) website. PREDOC is a consortium of universities and research institutions that aims to foster a talented, diverse, and inclusive population in the quantitative social sciences.