Katherine Milkman, PhD
Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions, Wharton School
Evan C Thompson Endowed Term Chair for Excellence in Teaching
Dr. Milkman’s research documents various ways in which individuals systematically deviate from making optimal choices, and she is particularly interested in understanding what factors lead people to undersave for retirement, exercise too little, eat too much junk food, and watch too many lowbrow films. Her current research is investigating ways to increase the rate at which people get flu shots, eat health foods, and visit the gym.