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Stacey Finkelstein

Professor and Area Head of Marketing


PhD, MBA University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

Office:  347 Harriman Hall

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I earned my PhD and MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business in 2011. Broadly speaking, I conduct research at the intersection of marketing and consumer well-being. My work draws on research from marketing, psychology, economics, and sociology to solve real world problems consumers face. In recognition of my work, I received the American Marketing Association (AMA) Marketing and Society Special Interest Group (MASSIG) Early Career Award in 2019. My coauthors and I also received the Journal of Consumer Affairs Best Paper Award in 2021 for our work exploring the impact of omission bias and moral culpability on parents' vaccination plans for their children.

I am currently the Chair of the AMA Marketing and Society Special Interest Group (MASSIG) and an Associate Editor for the Consumer Behavior track of the Journal of Business Research. I am also on the Editorial Review Board (ERB) of the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, the Journal of Consumer Affairs, and Appetite, and recently guest-edited a special issue on Marketing and Consumer Well-being in the journal Appetite (2021). I've previously served on the ERB for the Journal of Consumer Research from 2016-2018 and Journal of Marketing Research from 2020-2022.

*Selected Publications*
Sherman, Gary D., Beth Vallen, Stacey R. Finkelstein, Paul M. Connell, Wendy Attaya Boland, and Kristen Feemster (2021). When Taking Action Means Accepting Responsibility: Omission Bias Predicts Parent’s Reluctance to Vaccinate Due to Greater Anticipated Culpability for Negative Side Effects. Journal of Consumer Affairs
*Best paper award winner (2021)

Pereira, Beatriz, Amy G. Fehl, Stacey R. Finkelstein, Marta Caserotti, and Gabriela Jiga-Boy (2022), Scarcity in Covid-19 Vaccine Supplies Reduces Perceived Vaccination Priority and Increases Vaccine Hesitancy, Psychology and Marketing

Liu, Nan, Stacey R. Finkelstein, Margaret Kruk, and David Rosenthal (2018). “When Waiting to See a Doctor is Less Irritating: Understanding Patient Preferences and Choice Behavior in Appointment Scheduling,” Management Science, 64 (lead article), 1975-1976
Featured in Management Science Review Blog

Finkelstein, Stacey R and Ayelet Fishbach (2012). “Tell Me What I Did Wrong: Experts Seek and Respond to Negative Feedback,” Journal of Consumer Research, 39

Finkelstein, Stacey R. and Ayelet Fishbach (2010). “When healthy food makes you hungry,” Journal of Consumer Research (lead article), 37, 357-67.
Featured in Journal of Consumer Research Curation Series on Food Decision Making

McKenzie, Craig R. M., Michael J. Liersch, and Stacey R Finkelstein (2006).“Recommendations implicit in policy defaults,” Psychological Science, 17, 414-20.

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Research: Transformative Consumer Research, Vaccine Hesitancy, Health (Healthcare and Food) Decision Making, Judgment and Decision Making

Teaching: Marketing Strategy; Integrated Marketing Management; Consumer Insights; Marketing & Society