Christopher Y. Olivola

Assistant Professor of Marketing

PHONE

412-268-3786

OFFICE

POS - Posner Hall - Room 255b

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Marketing

EDUCATION

Princeton University - Ph D (Psychology and Social Policy (Joint)) - 2009
Princeton University - MA (Psychology) - 2006
The University of Chicago - BA (Psychology) - 2003

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

• Charitable giving & nonprofit marketing • Consumer financial decision making • Intertemporal choice • Social marketing and first impressions (marketing the self) • Political marketing

PUBLICATIONS

  • Taxes and Consumer Behavior
    The Cambridge Handbook of Consumer Psychology

    (author(s): Christopher Olivola, Abigail Sussman) 2015

  • Social Attributions from Faces: Determinants, Consequences, Accuracy, and Functional Significance

    (author(s): Alexander Todorov, Christopher Olivola, Ron Dotsch, Peter Mende-Siedlecki) Annual Review of Psychology, 2015

  • Characterizing the Time-Perspective of Nations with Search Engine Query Data

    (author(s): Takao Noguchi, Neil Stewart, Christopher Olivola, Helen Moat, Tobias Preis) PLoS-One 9(4), 2014; e95209

  • Is Psychological Essentialism an Inherent Feature of Human Cognition?

    (author(s): Christopher Olivola, Edouard Machery) Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37, 2014; 499

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WORKING PAPERS

  • Patience Auctions: The Impact of Time vs. Money Bidding on Elicited Discount Rates

    (author(s): Christopher Olivola, Stephanie Wang) Experimental Economics

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Association for Psychological Science (APS) - Featured as an APS “Rising Star” (2013)
  • John Templeton Foundation - John Templeton Fellowship for post-doctoral research (2012)
  • Society for Judgment and Decision Making - Society for Judgment and Decision Making Hillel Einhorn Award (2012)
  • Lloyd’s Bank - Finalist for the first Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize (final 5 for the Behavioral risk category) (2010)
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UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Undergraduate Business Administration Educational Affairs Committee, Committee Member, (2014 - )
  • Marketing Seminar, Workshop Organizer, Organized Marketing seminar series, (2014 - )

CONSULTING

  • Danone (October 2012)

COURSES TAUGHT

  • MARKETING I (70381)
    2013 Section: A, B
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