Robin Hogarth

A British-American economist and emeritus professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. He has served as president of both the Judgment and Decision Making Society and the European Association for Decision Making. His previous positions include ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Wallace W. Booth Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago.


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.