Social Impact Research from Leading Faculty

Social ImpactCourses At UChicagoThe Rustandy Sector for Social Sector Innovation supports groundbreaking social impact research from some of the world’s most brilliant minds. And once the work is done, we strive to share the findings with people working on big problems, in hopes of making their work more effective.



Chicago Booth Social Impact Research By The Numbers

What We've Learned

What We’re Learning

The Rustandy Center supports social innovation research at Chicago Booth and beyond focused on transforming the social sector. We share our findings with people focused on solving social and environmental problems, in order to make their work more effective.

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Current Studies

Current Studies

In summer 2017, faculty leadership at the Rustandy Center launched a survey seeking to understand management practices in nonprofit organizations and to lay the groundwork to identify practices that may drive outcomes and sustainability.

In fall 2017, faculty leadership at the Rustandy Center will begin to study a corporate social responsibility program at a multinational company, seeking to understand if the program creates value—for employees and for the company itself.

Economics of Social Sector Organizations

Research Conferences

In 2016, Booth hosted the inaugural conference on the Economics of Social Sector Organizations with the Marshall Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science. At the conference, Booth professor Luigi Zingales and Nobel laureate Oliver Hart of Harvard University presented their paper, “Should a Company Pursue Shareholder Value?” More than 40 faculty from universities across the world shared their research findings and participated in discussions.

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Visiting Fellows

Visiting Fellows

The Rustandy Center hosts fellows visiting from other academic institutions to facilitate collaboration with Booth faculty.

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Data Sources

Data Sources

Developing new data and providing access to existing data makes inquiry possible for faculty and students researching the social sector.

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Funding

Research Funding

The Rustandy Center awards social research funding to Booth faculty and PhD students.

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Research Papers

Research Papers

Are Emily and Greg more employable than Lakisha and Jamal? Does the disclosure of family income affect college admissions decisions? Booth faculty have tackled these and other intriguing social impact research topics in recent years.

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