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This is the webpage of  Robin M. Hogarth                        robin.hogarth at upf.edu


I live and work in Spain where I am an emeritus professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF to its friends) in Barcelona where I have the joy of interacting with talented PhD students from all over the world. In fact, I am a relic of the British Empire. Born in India to British parents during World War II, I was sent “back” to Scotland as a child to be educated. Subsequently, I gained a PhD from the University of Chicago in 1972 and also became a U.S. citizen.


I do not have an undergraduate degree. After leaving high school,  I became a chartered accountant in the UK by being an “apprentice” (called “articled clerk”) and also indulged in playing rugby (as a wing or center-three-quarter) for London Scottish, at the time one of the better club sides in the UK. But in 1967, I headed for France to do an MBA at INSEAD. From there it was a short step to doing a PhD at the University of Chicago (where, since I had a good scholarship, no one cared about my lack of an undergraduate degree). I eventually became a member of faculty at the Graduate School of Business (now the Booth School) at the University of Chicago, after holding positions at INSEAD and the London Business School.


During my time on the faculty at Chicago (1979 to 2001) I served as Deputy Dean (1993 to 1998), Director of the Center for Decision Research (1983-1993) and Wallace W. Booth Professor of Behavioral Science. I was also responsible for setting up the University of Chicago’s executive MBA program in Europe.


My research focuses mainly on the psychology of judgment and decision making. I have published several books and many papers and in 2007 was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Lausanne. 


Today, I live in Barcelona with my Catalan wife and struggle daily with both Spanish and Catalan. I enjoy visiting my three children and four grandchildren who all live in Northern California. British friends insist I have a US accent, Americans think I'm English, and neither the Spanish nor the Catalans care in the slightest.