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    OD and Behavioral Economics

    Behavioral Economics is method of economic analysis that applies psychological insights into human behavior to explain economic decision-making. What could be more OD? Learn some BE basics to enhance your OD practice and find out where to learn more.

    About the Presenters:

    Dr. Elizabeth Schwab developed the Master of Art in Behavioral Economics program, launched in Spring 2015. Currently, she is the Associate Department Chair for the Business Psychology Department. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology, a Master’s degree in Applied Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Organizational Effectiveness, and a Doctorate in Business Psychology. Her research is grounded in Behavioral Economics and focuses on the relationship between affect, cognitive information processing, and persuasive messages. She has taught with The Chicago School of Professional Psychology since 2011. and has more than 10 years of experience consulting in the restaurant/bar, marketing, legal, and academic/education industries. Her experience ranges from training and education to skill building and message consulting and includes; individualized coaching to improve and build business skills, concept development for new product regional release, development of effective training systems, and website critiques and organization/brand-message alignment; all through the lens of Behavioral Economics,


    Julie Benesh, PhD, MFA, SPHR is Program Chair of ODN/C and Program Director and Department Chair of Business Psychology programs for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Online Campus. She has consulted to various industries for over 20 years, while simultaneously spending more than a decade leading an OD function in an academic medical center where she developed organizational leaders, talent, systems, and teams to support culture change and associated financial turnaround, infrastructure transformation, stakeholder satisfaction, and employee engagement. Prior to entering the healthcare industry Julie held a senior management position with a Chicago social service agency and worked as an educational researcher at the University of Illinois. She has taught at DePaul University, Northeastern Illinois University, Rush University, and Robert Morris. She holds a certificate in organizational interventions from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland.

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