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Positioned at the forefront of behavioral science, the Roman Family Center for Decision Research is devoted to the study of how individuals form judgments and make decisions.

Researchers at the Roman Family CDR examine the processes by which intuition, reasoning, and social interaction produce beliefs, judgments, and choices. Understanding how and why people make decisions has important applications in a range of contexts, including management, marketing, finance, and public policy.

The center is home to faculty whose accolades include the Nobel Prize and MacArthur Fellowship.

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Events

The center hosts events, workshops, and conferences to promote the field of behavioral science with the potential to improve individual and social welfare.

Events
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PhD Program

Students interested in judgment and decision making, social psychology, or consumer behavior are encouraged to apply for Chicago Booth's Stevens Doctoral Program.

PhD Program
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Research Labs

The center's PIMCO Decision Research Laboratories enable behavioral scientists to conduct tightly-controlled experimental studies.

Research Labs

Announcements

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Thaler-Tversky Research Grant

We are now accepting submissions for the Thaler-Tversky Independent Research Grant for emerging scholars. This program provides small grants to support new behavioral science research led by University of Chicago PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. The deadline to submit is April 1, 2024. 
Learn more and apply

Thaler-Tversky Research Grant

Stories from our community


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Meet the People of the Roman Family CDR

The center's faculty, principal researchers, PhD students, and leadership staff are pivotal to advancing groundbreaking behavioral science research.

Meet the People of the Roman Family CDR

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