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Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

Kellogg Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences Department

The faculty in the Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences Department (MEDS) include economists and political scientists who study, among other things, individual decision making under uncertainty, the performance of firms and markets, economic development, political institutions, and international relations.

The faculty is on the leading edge of fundamental research that has real-world impact around the globe. Topics include auctions, game theory, voting, information aggregation, and strategic behavior within and between organizations. This research is taught in economics and political science departments across the world and is in leading PhD textbooks.

Our MEDS faculty is world-renowned for research and teaching in microeconomics, game theory, political economy, decision theory, probability and statistics.

Faculty in the MEDS department have won numerous research awards and have been elected to memberships of prestigious societies such as the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Multiple Nobel-prize winners conducted fundamental research here.  Additionally, the journal Games and Economic Behavior was founded in the MEDS department.


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September 26, 2018 | 03:30 PM
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September 27, 2018 | 12:15 PM
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September 28 - September 29, 2018
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Featured Faculty Members

Erika Deserranno

Professor Deserranno studies the selection, recruitment and motivation of workers in private and public organizations.

Sandeep Baliga

Professor Baliga researches how organizations should delegate power and authority to incentivize effort and innovation.

Ronen Gradwohl

Professor Gradwohl’s current research focuses on issues of privacy and transparency in strategic interactions.

Recent Research

Elite Influence? Religion and the Electoral Success of the Nazis
Jorg Spenkuch, Philipp Tillmann, American Journal of Political Science, 2018
Strategic Pricing with Rational Inattention to Quality
Daniel Martin, Games and Economic Behavior, 2017
Microeconomic Origins of Macroeconomic Tail Risks
Daron Acemoglu, Asuman Ozdaglar, Alireza Tahbaz-Salehi, American Economic Review, 2017
Political Economy of Redistribution
Daniel Diermeier, Georgy Egorov, Konstantin Sonin, Econometrica, 2017
Incentives in Landing Slot Problems
James Schummer, Azar Abizada, Journal of Economic Theory, 2017

Managerial Economic And Decision Sciences News

Supreme Court Justices Become Less Impartial and More Ideological When Casting the Swing Vote
Jorg Spenkuch, Kellogg Insight, September 13, 2018
Why Economic Crises Trigger Political Turnover in Some Countries but Not Others
Nancy Qian, Kellogg Insight, September 04, 2018
Don’t Waste Your Time Watching Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearings
Jorg Spenkuch, Fortune, September 04, 2018
Take 5: The Science of Back-to-School Season
Jorg Spenkuch, Michal Maimaran, Nicola Bianchi , Dong_Ping, Aparna Labroo, Nicole Stephens, Kellogg Insight, August 03, 2018
How Governments Can Better Defend Themselves Against Cyberattacks
Sandeep Baliga, Kellogg Insight, August 03, 2018

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