University of Chicago Booth School of Business - Ideas for Leaders

Ideas from University of Chicago Booth School of Business

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

The Business School was founded as part of the University of Chicago in 1898 and its research centres play an important role in the school’s continuous push to improve the current state of knowledge and practice.
Research and learning centres include:

  • The Accounting Research Center coordinates the accounting activities at Chicago Booth.
  • The Applied Theory Initiative brings together faculty from a variety of disciplines including accounting, behavioural science, economics, finance, marketing, operations, and political science whose research makes use of similar theoretical tools in optimization, incentives, price theory, and game theory.
  • The Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics draws together preeminent scholars from around the globe and supports research addressing policy-related questions through economic analysis.
  • The Center for Decision Research specializes in understanding individual judgment and decision processes.
  • The Center for Population Economics (CPE) supports research on demographic, epidemiological, and economic processes such as chronic diseases, mortality, work levels, geographic mobility, intergenerational transition of wealth, and more.
  • The Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) was established at Chicago Booth more than 40 years ago to create the finest tools for tracking, measuring, and analyzing securities data.
  • The Fama-Miller Center for Research in Finance was founded to promote and enhance academic research in finance.
  • The George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State supports research on the effects of political life on economic life and the reciprocal effects of economic life on political life.
  • The Initiative on Global Markets deals with the massive global movements of capital, products, and talent in the modern economy that have fundamentally changed the nature of business in the 21st century.
  • The James M. Kilts Center for Marketing sponsors basic and applied research in marketing as well as innovation in the Chicago Booth marketing curriculum.
  • The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation's entrepreneurship program is a vibrant matrix of courses, experiential learning, collaboration, and research centred on new venture formation and development.
  • The Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) aims to enhance the efficiency and impact of social sector organizations through research, data collection, communication, and education.

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