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Christina Rader's Research Interests

Christina Rader received her B.A. in economics from Carleton College, summa cum laude. She completed her Ph.D. in Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Her research focuses on human judgment and decision making, especially as it relates to giving and taking advice. She has also been a lecturer in business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Christina has ten years business experience in economics consulting, marketing, and tourism, including a stint as Vice President of Marketing for a luxury tour operator. In her spare time, Christina enjoys cooking, downhill skiing, and hiking with her dog, Jack. Christina grew up in Evergreen, Colorado and is very excited to return to Colorado and to the liberal arts.

Christina’s current research investigates how people respond to advice depending on when they receive it and what they believe about the quality of the advice.  She is also embarking on a new project to investigate the advice that public defenders give their clients in the face of mandatory minimum sentences.  For working with thesis students, Christina is also interested in pursuing topics such as consumer choice, environmental decision making, financial decision making, managerial decision making, negotiation, power and influence.