Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences

  • Sunil Chopra

    IBM Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems Sunil Chopra Photo © Nathan Mandell

The Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences Department (MEDS) is a combination of the Managerial Economics, Decision Sciences and Operations Management Programs.

The faculty of the Kellogg School's MEDS department are world-renowned for their teaching concentrates on probability, work in game theory, decision theory, statistics and microeconomics. more...

Kellogg Insight presents articles on Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

How to Win at Risk
A Q&A with Russell Walker about risk management
Based on the research of Russell Walker
A Q&A with Russell Walker about risk management: In a new book, Russell Walker argues that risk management can bring companies a competitive advantage.

The Games Companies and Activists Play
When is corporate activism most effective?
Based on the research of Jose Miguel Abito , David A. Besanko And Daniel Diermeier
When is corporate activism most effective?: A new study suggests that seemingly counterproductive levels of socially responsible activity are in fact predicted by companies acting rationally—at least once social activism is taken into account.

The Sluggish Multitasker
Cognitive demands aside, multitasking can be inefficient and demoralizing
Based on the research of Decio Coviello , Andrea Ichino And Nicola Persico
Cognitive demands aside, multitasking can be inefficient and demoralizing: Researchers recently built a mathematical model that explains the productivity losses associated with multitasking. Mental costs aside, switching back and forth between projects is fundamentally inefficient. “If there is value in finishing a project”—as opposed to merely making progress—“then the best thing you can do is to finish one before you start the next one,” says Nicola Persico.

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