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Faculty Shaping the Future
Scholars. Teachers. Mentors. Our faculty make the difference.
The unquestioned strength of Chicago Booth is our world-renowned faculty.
Over our history, nine Booth scholars have won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. In just the past few years, Booth faculty have won major awards in the fields of finance, economics, psychology, accounting, and social sciences. Booth professors advise the governments of some of the world’s biggest economies, and many faculty are sought-after experts for the global media. Top companies worldwide turn to Booth faculty as consultants and board members.
At the same time, our faculty are dedicated teachers and mentors. Our professors are based in Chicago, but they teach every Booth course, in every program, at all our campuses—Chicago, London, and Hong Kong. Faculty bring their research passion and real-world experiences into the classroom, constructing each course to reflect the realities of today’s business world. They value student contributions and ideas in and outside the classroom, and strive to shape a truly collaborative, dynamic classroom experience, to prepare all students to succeed throughout their careers.
“What surprised me about Booth faculty? Just how approachable they were. I know they're really top faculty, and my last academic experience was as an undergrad. Now, I’m a little later in life. I have some life experience. We’re still their students, but they also see us as peers.”
Amy Ward: (00:02)
The course I'm teaching is Service Operations. I like teaching the Service Operations course, and I like thinking about how to improve services, because if I can think about ways to improve it, it impacts my life. One of the reasons I'm passionate about thinking about service operations, both in my research and in my teaching, is because when I make a dent in improving the efficiency of these processes, that is something that's gonna come around and help me. It's gonna give me more time. It's gonna give me time back in my day, because I'm not gonna spend that time wasted, waiting.
Amy Ward: (00:33)
Some of the problems arising from COVID are giving new slants to operation management problems. Let's take the COVID vaccine. The conditions under which we deliver it have to ensure cold storage delivery. And so that's a much more complicated process to carry out. Think about online ordering, this is something we've been doing for a while now. It's been a growth area maybe for the past decade or more. Now there's an explosion due to COVID.
Amy Ward: (00:58)
The first time I taught the Service Operations course was in Winter 2019. So in the past, one goal has been to create a sense of community for the class and to encourage an environment where we can learn from each other's experiences. And that's what the discussions are aimed at. I adapted my teaching in this age of COVID.
Amy Ward: (01:16)
One change is that I'd like to have some prerecorded videos and treat at least a couple of the class sessions as time for breaking into groups and using the material and the videos to solve the problems. The basics of the course have not changed. That is, our goal remains to understand how to deliver excellent service.
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“Booth is a school with amazing achievements and assets—the greatest being our extraordinary faculty, who produce pathbreaking ideas with global impact. We use that knowledge to influence and educate the best leaders in the world.”
—Madhav Rajan, Dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Accounting
Booth economics professor Randall Kroszner, former governor of the Federal Reserve, talks with Yahoo! Finance about the impact of the pandemic.
The New York Times reports on Jane Risen's research suggesting that, in times of crisis, people are looking for anything to stabilize themselves, even superstition.
In this Washington Post article, Booth professor Marianne Bertrand says policymakers have tools at their disposal to improve the lot of low-wage workers who do the economy’s most essential jobs.
The Chookaszian Accounting Research Center coordinates accounting research at Booth and hosts research brown bags and workshops. It also publishes the Journal of Accounting Research, one of the top accounting research journals in the world.
Bringing together researchers from the entire Chicago economics community, the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics fosters novel insights on the world’s most difficult economic problems.
This center supports researchers from across Booth and UChicago in making revolutionary advances in the applications of AI. Their work touches fields as diverse as finance, health care, public policy, education, and behavioral science.
Positioned at the forefront of the rapidly developing field of behavioral science, CDR is devoted to building a richer understanding of human behavior and experience.
An affiliate of Chicago Booth, CRSP, LLC is the leading provider of historical stock market data for researchers. The center has long been an integral part of the academic and commercial world of financial and economic research.
With a mission to push the boundaries of research in finance, the Fama-Miller Center provides institutional structure and support for researchers in the field.
The Stigler Center promotes and disseminates research on regulatory capture, crony capitalism, and the various distortions that special interest groups impose on capitalism.
The Davis Center is an incubator and proving ground for generating new insights about leadership that impact education, practice, and discovery for future generations of students.
The Healthcare Initiative serves as a center of gravity for the diverse disciplines that engage in healthcare research at Booth and across the university.
IGM organizes Booth faculty efforts to influence public policy and the practice of business around the world. By hosting expert panels, visiting thought leaders, and conferences, IGM raises the impact of Booth research.
The Kilts Center for Marketing advances marketing at Booth by facilitating faculty research, supporting innovation in Booth’s marketing curriculum, funding scholarships, and creating engaging programs.
The Polsky Center bridges the gap between knowledge and practice, idea and action, and research and impact through education, partnerships, and new venture creation.
As Booth’s social impact hub, the center offers hands-on learning opportunities, supports innovative courses, and pursues research—all with the goal of developing people and practices with the potential to solve the world’s biggest problems.
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