Dennis Carlton, the Katherine Dusak Miller Professor of Economics at Chicago Booth, has been named the David McDaniel Keller Professor of Economics.
Carlton focuses his research on microeconomics, industrial organization and antitrust. He has published more than 100 articles and two books, including one of the leading textbooks in industrial organization, Modern Industrial Organization, (with Jeffrey Perloff). The book has been translated into Chinese, French, Hungarian and Italian.
He is co-editor of the Journal of Law and Economics and is on the editorial boards of Competition Policy International and the Journal of Competition Law and Economics. From 2006 to 2008, he served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General of Economic Analysis at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Carlton’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Lincoln Foundation. In 2008, he and his co-authors received the Robert F. Lanzilotti Prize for the best paper in Industrial Organization. In 2009 he gave the keynote address to the Japanese Symposium on Competition, sponsored by the Japan Fair Trade Commission. In 2010, he gave the keynote address in New Zealand at the Annual Competition Forum.
He has served as an advisor on antitrust matters to the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and to private clients. He has also served as a commissioner on the Antitrust Modernization Commission, a congressional committee investigating antitrust laws.
Carlton earned a master’s degree in operations research and a PhD in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1974 and 1975, respectively, and a bachelors’ degree in 1972 from Harvard College. He joined the University of Chicago faculty in 1976 and joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 1984. He teaches courses in microeconomics, antitrust and industrial organization.
Pradeep Chintagunta, the Robert Law Professor of Marketing at Chicago Booth, has been named the Joseph T. and Bernice S. Lewis Distinguished Service Professor of Marketing.
Chintagunta analyzes household purchase behavior, pharmaceutical markets and technology products. He teaches courses in marketing strategy and advanced marketing models, and serves as the director of Booth’s PhD program.
Chintagunta is on the advisory editorial boards of Marketing Science and the Journal of Marketing Research. He is a departmental editor at Management Science, and an Associate Editor at Quantitative Marketing & Economics. His research has appeared in the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, Management Science, the International Journal of Research Marketing, the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Quantitative Marketing & Economics and the Journal of Econometrics.
His recently published academic articles include “An Empirical Test of Warranty Theories in the U.S. Server and Automobile Markets” (Journal of Marketing, March 2011) and “The Effects of Online User Reviews on Movie Box Office Performance: Accounting for Sequential Rollout and Aggregation Across Local Markets” (with Sriam Venkataraman and Shyam Gopinath, Marketing Science, 2010).
Chintagunta received the Hillel J. Einhorn Award, given to a faculty member in Booth’s Executive MBA Program. He joined the Booth faculty in 1995 and holds a PhD in marketing from Northwestern University and a post-graduate diploma in management in the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad. He received a bachelor of technology degree from the Institute of Technology at Banaras Hindu University in India.
John Cochrane, the AQR Capital Management Professor of Finance at Chicago Booth, has been named the AQR Capital Management Distinguished Service Professor of Finance.
Cochrane’s recent finance publications include the book Asset Pricing, and articles on dynamics in stock and bond markets, and the volatility of exchange rates. His monetary economics publications include articles on the effects of monetary policy, and on the fiscal theory of the price level.
A frequent op-ed contributor, he published “Why the 2025 Budget Matters Today,” in The Wall Street Journal April 27, 2011, and “Is QE2 a Savior, Inflator or a Dud?” on Bloomberg News June 3, 2011.
Cochrane was president of the American Finance Association in 2010 and is research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an adjunct scholar at the CATO Institute and a fellow of the Econometric Society.
He has been an editor of the Journal of Political Economy, and associate editor of several journals including the Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Business, and Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.
His recent awards include the TIAA-CREF Institute Paul A. Samuelson Award for his book Asset Pricing, the Chookaszian Endowed Risk Management Prize and Chicago Booth’s Faculty Excellence Award for MBA teaching.
During the 2010-11 academic year, Cochrane taught Applied Macroeconomics: Inflation, in the MBA program, and PhD courses in Inflation and Empirical Asset Pricing.
Cochrane spent nine years on the faculty at UChicago’s Department of Economics before becoming a Booth faculty member in 1994. He received a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1985, and an SB in physics from MIT in 1979.
Steven Kaplan, the Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at Chicago Booth, has been named Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance.
Kaplan conducts research on issues in private equity and entrepreneurial finance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance.
He has published more than 30 papers in academic journals and testified to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and the U.S. House Financial Services Committee about his research. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an associate editor of the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Financial Economics.
Kaplan teaches advanced MBA and executive education courses in entrepreneurial finance and private equity, corporate financial management, corporate governance and wealth management.
He is faculty director of Booth’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and with his students, he helped start Booth’s business annual plan competition, the New Venture Challenge.
Kaplan serves on the board of directors of Accretive Health, Columbia Acorn Funds and Morningstar. He also is a director of the Illinois Venture Capital Association and The Parking Spot.
He earned his PhD in business economics from Harvard University and an AB in applied mathematics and economics from Harvard College.
Chicago Booth Dean Sunil Kumar, professor of operations management, has been named the George Pratt Shultz Professor of Operations Management.
Kumar’s research includes performance evaluation and control of manufacturing systems, service operations and communications networks. In particular, he studies systems affected by stochastic variability via mathematical models. He also studies application of optimization methods and control theory to managerial problems.
Kumar has published dozens of scholarly research articles and has served as the editor of the Stochastic Models area of the journal Operations Research. He co-developed a widely used factory simulator for teaching operations management called “Littlefield Technologies,” which has been used at more than 50 business and engineering schools. He also served as an operations consultant to several companies.
Kumar joined the Chicago Booth faculty on Jan. 1, 2011, after spending 14 years on the faculty of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was the Fred H. Merrill Professor of Operations, Information and Technology. At Stanford he also served as senior associate dean for academic affairs, overseeing the school’s MBA program and leading faculty groups in marketing and organizational behavior.
Born in India, Kumar received a master of engineering degree in computer science and automation from Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Mangalore University. He earned a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.