Four University of Toronto Professors Appointed as Chief Scientists

first_img regions: Toronto About the AuthorKelly Vo    Kelly Vo is a writer who specializes in covering MBA programs, digital marketing, and personal development.View more posts by Kelly Vo Four chief scientists have been tasked with leading research and activities at the University of Toronto in behavioral insights as applied to consumers, citizens, organizations and markets. The appointees will work at the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) center, which is part of the Rotman School of Management. The center’s goal is to facilitate behavioral change through research in decision-making and use of empirically tested tools. Using a behavioral science framework, the centre strives to develop non-traditional solutions to social and economic problems.As for the four new chief scientists, Professor Dilip Soman, Co-Director of BEAR and the Corus Chair in Communications Strategy, believes that their appointments will strengthen the Center’s research work. “Our leading-edge research offers a unique behavioral lens on relevant challenges faced by individuals and organizations,” Soman said in a press release. “These appointments will strengthen our work as we continue to publish our findings in peer-reviewed academic journals as well as white papers and reports that are geared towards the practitioner.”The four professors who were chosen are as follows: Lu Han’s research specialties include housing market dynamics and policies as well as mortgage insurance, real estate brokerage and green amenities. She is currently the academic director of the Centre for Real Estate and Urban Economics at Rotman as well as the Petro-Canada Associate Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy.Tanjim Hossain holds positions both at the University of Toronto Mississauga as an associate professor of marketing and at the Rotman School department of economics. His research interests include behavioral economics and industrial organization.Sonia Kang’s research specialty explores the challenges and opportunities of diversity. She looks that the strategies that alleviate the negative effects of stigma as well as how to harness the power of diversity. Sonia is an assistant professor of organizational behavior and human resource management.Nicola Lacetera researches various topics in industrial and innovation economics as well as ethical constraints in markets and the motivations behind altruistic behavior. He is also the faculty lead at the ICube UTM business accelerator while also being an associate professor of strategic management. Last Updated Aug 7, 2017 by Kelly VoFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail center_img Four University of Toronto Professors Appointed as Chief Scientists RelatedIvey Professor Honored, and More – Toronto NewsProfessors from some of the Toronto metro’s finest business schools have littered (definitely not literally, in the case of environmental education pioneer Tima Bansal) news headlines this week. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights. Ivey Professor Tima Bansal Honored for Innovative Teaching – [email protected] Tima Bansal, professor at Western…May 24, 2018In “Featured Home”Rotman Management Magazine Celebrates 10 YearsSince 2007, the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto has provided thought leadership and management insight in the form of the Rotman Management magazine. Now, with its thirtieth issue out this spring, the magazine is celebrating ten years of bringing readers insightful articles and topics from experts…May 19, 2017In “Featured Home”Rotman Appoints 5 New Faculty to Strengthen Research & TeachingThe Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto has appointed five new faculty members for the coming year. These five professors will add to the research and teaching experience at the Rotman School for both pre and post-experience programs. The school also provided cross-appointments for four faculty members…July 24, 2017In “Featured Region”last_img

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