Carnegie Mellon University

Christopher Olivola

Christopher Y. Olivola

Assistant Professor of Marketing; BP Junior Faculty Chair AY 2018-2019

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  • TEP - Tepper Building - Room 4122
  • 412-268-3786
Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Areas of Expertise

Marketing

Bio

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).

Education

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

Research

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

Publications

Working Papers

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)
  • Society for Judgment and Decision Making - 1st-place Student Poster Award for poster presented (2009)
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology - Society for Personality and Social Psychology Student Travel Award for paper presented (2009)
  • University of Chicago Booth - University of Chicago Booth Student Travel Grant for paper presented (2008)
  • Society for Judgment and Decision Making - 1st-place Student Poster Award for poster presented (2007)
  • Dartmouth/Tuck TCR Conference - Marketing Science Institute Travel Award for paper presented (2007)
  • SPSP JDM Preconference & NYU Stern - NYU Stern Student Travel Award for poster presented (2007)
  • Princeton University - Merit Prize (2004)
  • The University of Chicago - Graduated with General Honors and with Honors in Psychology (2003)

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 (45836)
    • 2017 Mini 5 Section: M
    • 2017 Mini 3 Section: E
    • 2017 Mini 4 Section: A
    • 2016 Mini 3 Section: A, M
    • 2016 Mini 4 Section: E
    • 2015 Mini 4 Section: A, E
  • CONSUMER BEHAVIOR (70385)
    • 2017 Section: A
    • 2015 Section: A
  • Utility-free Theories of Decision Making (47740)
    • 2015 Mini 3 Section: A
  • MARKETING I (70381)
    • 2013 Section: A, B