Faculty & Research

Research and Learning Centers

“Our research centers play an important role in Chicago Booth’s continuous push to improve our state of knowledge and practice.”

-Sunil Kumar, Dean

Accounting Research Center (ARC)

The Accounting Research Center coordinates the accounting activities at Chicago Booth.

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Becker Friedman Institute For Research In Economics

A collaboration between Chicago Booth, the University of Chicago Law School, and the Department of Economics, 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.

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Center for Research in Security Prices

The Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) is the recognized leading provider of research-quality, historical market data and returns. Founded in 1960 as a research center at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business to develop the first definitive measurement of long-run market returns, CRSP has long been an integral part of the academic and commercial world of financial and economic research. Since its inception, CRSP has partnered with the investment industry to develop and maintain databases and market indexes that are widely used by academics and commercial practitioners.

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The Harry L. Davis Center for Leadership

The Davis Center is an incubator, a proving ground, for generating new insights about leadership and that impact education, practice, and discover for future generations of students. 

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Initiative on Global Markets

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 Initiative focuses its work on international business and financial markets as well as the role of policies and institutions.

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Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Polsky Center's entrepreneurship program is a vibrant matrix of courses, experiential learning, collaboration, and research centered on new venture formation and development.

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Applied Theory Initiative

Founded in 2009, the Applied Theory Initiative brings together faculty from a variety of disciplines including accounting, behavioral science, economics, finance, marketing, operations, and political science whose research makes use of similar theoretical tools in optimization, incentives, price theory, and game theory.

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Center for Decision Research

The Center for Decision Research specializes in understanding individual judgment and decision processes. Founded by Hillel Einhorn in 1977, it is the oldest academic center devoted to decision research.

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Fama-Miller Center for Research in Finance

The Fama-Miller Center for Research in Finance was founded to promote and enhance academic research in finance. The center builds on a deep tradition respresented by the seminal contributions and the intellectual and personal leadership provided by Gene Fama and Merton Miller.

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George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State

The Stigler Center supports research on the effects of political life on economic life and the reciprocal effects of economic life on political life. The center publishes a working paper series and promotes dissemination of research via conferences and lectures.

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James M. Kilts Center for Marketing

The center sponsors basic and applied research in marketing as well as innovation in the Chicago Booth marketing curriculum.

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Social Enterprise Initiative

The Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business supports the aspirations of students and alumni to impact societal issues and furthers research on how institutions help solve social problems.

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