Centers and Initiatives

Help Chicago Booth leverage impact and influence by investing in our centers and initiatives. In addition, support us in accommodating a broader set of student aspirations.

Chicago Booth’s centers and initiatives:

  • Provide critical resources to ensure that our faculty members may continue to conduct and distribute groundbreaking research.
  • Experiment with curricular innovation, emerging technologies, and pedagogical models to support the growing career ambitions of our students.

Examples of our centers include, but are not limited to:

  • The Center for Decision Research, a preeminent behavioral research laboratory that supports behavioral scientists and economists
  • The Initiative for Global Markets, which supports original research on international business, financial markets, and public policy, and promotes a high-quality exchange of ideas between scholars, policymakers, and leaders in business and finance
  • The Kilts Center for Marketing, which includes a marketing data center that incorporates the Nielsen datasets, whose potential impact rivals that of Booth’s Center for Research in Security Prices 
  • The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, a center supporting university students and alumni as they pursue entrepreneurial endeavors and private equity careers
  • The Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, an initiative supporting alumni and students in impacting societal issues and furthering research on how institutions help solve global problems

With your philanthropic support, Booth’s centers and initiatives will have additional resources to facilitate and promote the research of our world-renowned faculty and to better position our students to impact a broad spectrum of industries.

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Image: Nicholas Epley, John Templeton Keller Professor of Behavioral Science, Chicago Booth

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