Visiting Faculty Fellow
Research Talks

Visiting Faculty Fellow Research TalksThese events showcase the cutting-edge research of the Kilts Center’s visiting faculty fellows. In line with our integrative, multidisciplinary approach to marketing, we invite fellows from a wide range of fields, including behavioral science, economics, and cognitive psychology. Past talks have covered the evolution of consumer expertise, the emergence and impact of e-commerce, and the intersection of quantitative marketing and empirical industrial organization.

Visiting Faculty Fellow Research Talks offer faculty and PhD students a first look at what top researchers are working on, new insights they can apply to their own work, and a chance to pose their marketing and research questions to experts in the field. The event is also an excellent opportunity to network with fellow researchers for future collaborative projects.

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Visiting Faculty Fellows

Our Visiting Faculty Fellows initiative supports faculty research, fosters an environment conducive to new projects, and encourages collaboration. Experts in their fields, visiting fellows come to Chicago Booth from institutions around the world, including Columbia University, Stanford University, the University of Toronto, the University of New South Wales, and ESADE in Barcelona, Spain.

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Ben Newell

Ben Newell

Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Deputy Head of the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales

Ben Newell is Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Deputy Head of the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. His research focuses on the cognitive processes underlying judgment, choice and decision making and the application of this knowledge to environmental, medical, financial and forensic contexts. He has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters and is the primary author of the leading text, Straight Choices: The psychology of decision making - a book described by Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman as “a rare combination - an enjoyable read that beginners will like and a serious text that scholars will study”. Ben has worked with industry and government partners on projects including climate change communication, retirement wealth-planning and child protection. His work adopts experimental and computational methods to assess how people make decisions, and casts a critical eye on bold claims about the powers of the unconscious. His work has been discussed in various media outlets including TIME Magazine, The Guardian, BBC, ABC and WIRED Magazine. Ben writes regularly for the on-line newspaper The Conversation on topics including risk-taking, ‘nudging’ behaviour, intuition, and the psychology of climate change. He is currently an Associate Editor at Psychonomic Bulletin & Review and on the editorial boards of Decision, Judgment and Decision Making, and Journal of Behavioural Decision Making. He is also a member of the Academic Advisory Panel of the Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government.

Past Events

Paul Ellickson

Paul Ellickson

Michael and Diane Jones Professor of Marketing and Economics, University of Rochester Simon School of Business

Professor Ellickson presented on “Measuring Competition in Spatial Retail.”

Professor Ellickson's research focuses on quantitative marketing and empirical industrial organization. He teaches courses on data analysis and competitive strategy.

His research interests lie at the intersection between quantitative marketing and industrial organization, with a focus on using structural modeling to understand the forces that drive strategic interaction and optimal decision making. He is particularly interested in modeling the importance of dynamic and spatial competition in retail trade. Ellickson’s research has been published in various academic journals including the Review of Economic Studies, the RAND Journal of Economics, Marketing Science, the Journal of Marketing Research, Quantiative Marketing and Economics, and the Journal of Economic Perspectives.

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