Christopher Y. Olivola

Assistant Professor of Marketing

PHONE

412-268-3786

OFFICE

POS - Posner Hall - Room 255b

AREA OF EXPERTISE

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

BIOGRAPHY

Christopher Olivola is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University. Before joining the Tepper School of Business and Carnegie Mellon University, he was a Newton International Fellow in the Behavioural Science Group at the Warwick Business School (WBS), in the UK. His research continues to be funded by the Royal Society and The British Academy. Before moving to England, he received a joint-PhD in psychology and policy from Princeton University. Before Princeton, he received a B.A. in psychology from the University of Chicago. Before that, he spent his pre-adult life growing up on 4 different continents (mostly in developing countries).

PUBLICATIONS

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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 - October 2012)

COURSES TAUGHT

  • CONSUMER BEHAVIOR (70385)
    2015 Section: A
  • Utility-free Theories of Decision Making (47740)
    2015 Mini 3 Section: A
  • Consumer Behavior (45836)
    2015 Mini 4 Section: A, E
  • MARKETING I (70381)
    2013 Section: A, B
Christopher Olivola