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.”
I'm Anita Rao, I teach the introductory marketing course, at Booth here. It's called Marketing Strategy. All teachers over the course of my educational life, including, I think my parents and my elder brother, who have instilled in me this need to be curious, to always ask why, and to be critical in my thinking. And I try and do this.
I try and encourage my students to also behave that way, to always ask why, when they see something not to take it for granted, and also to be critical in their thinking. But what I like to emphasize, and this is very inspirational to me, is that the same framework that we teach about marketing, that is fundamentally everything starts from the consumer. That same framework applies to a product that sold in say, the 1970s, as well as something that is sold today in the market. And I think once students get that, it's like an aha moment for them, and that's very exciting to me.
I was reached by one of my students recently who had taken the class. What the student said was particularly insightful. And I think the idea was I completely did not know this was what marketing was about. I thought I just thought this would be a class about understanding why selling is important. But then this was very insightful in understanding that it not just applies to a product or a service, it even applies to a day-to-day, my own job and how others are evaluating me.
And the idea is what is it that the person you're talking to, and it could be a consumer, it could be an interviewer, what is it that they might be looking for? And is there an unmet need in that person's mind that you can fill?
Students asking questions, being engaged in the discussion. That is super interesting, not just for me, but I think keeps the class lively. And the more lively it is, the more discussions and new ideas are made.
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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
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.Marianne Bertrand on the Low Wages for Essential Workers
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.The Chookaszian Accounting Research Center
The Center for Applied AI 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.Center for Applied Artificial Intelligence
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.Center for Research in Security Prices, LLC
The Stigler Center promotes and disseminates research on regulatory capture, crony capitalism, and the various distortions that special interest groups impose on capitalism.George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State
As Booth’s social impact hub, the Rustandy 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.Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation
In Goolsbee’s Platform Competition course, students learn all about digital platforms, from their economic foundations to the impact of their competition.Master Class with Austan D. Goolsbee: The Power of Platforms
Professor Compiani shares insights from his research on cryptocurrency demand, investors’ beliefs, and consumer behavior.Crypto and Consumer Choice: Q&A with Giovanni Compiani