Summer 2017 Newsletter

Rady Professor Earns Veteran Focused Award

David A. Schkade, the Jerome Katzin Endowed Chair and a professor of economics and strategic management at the Rady School, was selected as the 2017 Battle Buddy Staff and Faculty Award. He was  presented with the award on Monday, June 5th at the Military-Affiliated Graduation Celebration held at UC San Diego.

The Battle Buddy Staff and Faculty Award goes to one UC San Diego Staff or Faculty member who has dedicated time, effort, and passion to military affiliated students, and has demonstrated influential, outstanding, and long-lasting support for this unique population. 

Chris Hamidzadeh (MBA ’17) nominated Schkade for the award given through the Student Veterans Resource Center at UC San Diego.

“On behalf of the veterans enrolled at the Rady School of Management, we want to acknowledge Dr. David Schkade for his unwavering commitment to serving the military community,” Hamidzadeh said at the event.  For many, being part of his course was the highlight of our MBA program and as such, we are honored to recognize him with the 2017 Battle Buddy Staff and Faculty award.”

Hamidzadeh and fellow Rady veteran students acknowledged Schkade’s unwavering support and commitment to helping veteran students succeed.

“Professor Schkade, your dedication to helping veterans improve their lives has not gone unnoticed – thank you,” Hamidzadeh said.

About David Schkade

David Schkade specializes in the psychology of judgment and decision making, measuring subjective experience, and improving decision making.

The primary focus of Schkade’s research is on the psychology of judgment and decision making, and how decision making can be improved. His scholarly work includes over 60 published papers and two books, including his most recent, "Are Judges Political? An Empirical Analysis of the Federal Judiciary."

He has studied a wide variety of issues, including the relationship between money and happiness, the design of information displays for decision making, how jurors make punitive damage decisions, the effect of ideology on the decisions of federal appellate judges, environmental resource valuation, valuation of health effects for cost-benefit analysis and why people choose to become organ donors.

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