PIMCO Decision Research Laboratories

Improving Outcomes with Behavioral Science

At PIMCO, we have long believed that cultivating diverse perspectives and challenging our own thinking can lead to stronger investment outcomes. Through our partnership with the Center for Decision Research (CDR) at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, we support research to gain a deeper understanding of human behavior and decision-making – insights that may help PIMCO control biases within our process and make better decisions for portfolios, clients and employees.

An Innovative Partnership of Academic and Investment Excellence

Under the leadership of faculty director Nicholas Epley, and CDR board member and 2017 Nobel Prize-winning economist Richard Thaler, the CDR helps empower leaders to make wise choices in business and society by producing and disseminating exemplary behavioral science research.

For many years, PIMCO has used forward-looking research, along with discussion and debate at our cyclical and secular forums, to identify future economic or market challenges and opportunities - helping us to better serve our clients.

The PIMCO Laboratories for Decision Research will yield scientific discoveries from many disciplines – social psychology, cognitive psychology, economics, and neuroscience – with the potential to profoundly improve individual and social welfare.

The Center for Decision Research

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Nicholas Epley 

John Templeton Keller Professor of Behavioral Science Faculty Director, Center for Decision Research Member, CDR Governing Board

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Richard Thaler 

Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Behavioral Science and Economics, Member, CDR Governing Board

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Learn more about the PIMCO Decision Research Laboratories at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Center for Decision Research.

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Research Highlights from the Center for Decision Research

Access the highlights of recent research studies conducted at the PIMCO Decision Research Laboratories.

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Research Highlights from Center for Decision Research booklet
"PIMCO is always looking for inputs and data which challenge our ideas and assumptions about investing and risk and the CDR team can provide us world-class insight into behavioral analysis and trends which will make us a better active manager and stewards of our clients’ assets." – Dan Ivascyn

Behavioral Science at PIMCO

Access behavioral insights and education to help you mitigate biases and strengthen your investment and business decisions.