Christopher Olivola


Christopher Olivola is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. Before joining Tepper and Carnegie Mellon, he was a Newton International Fellow at the Warwick Business School and University College, London. He received a B.A. in psychology from the University of Chicago and a joint-PhD in psychology and policy from Princeton University. Before that, he spent his pre-adult life growing up on 4 different continents (mostly in developing countries). His research interests span several related areas, including decision making, cognitive science, behavioral economics, consumer behavior, social cognition, and experimental philosophy. His research has explored a variety of topics, such as the accuracy and impact of first impressions, human conceptions of randomness, the factors that influence charitable giving, and consumer responses to taxes.