Info Session: Consumer Behavior and Family Economics PhD Program (Behavioral Economics & Experiments Focus)

Date(s) - 10/28/2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am

School Of Human Ecology


Faculty of SoHE’s Consumer Science department invite interested candidates to learn more about the Consumer Behavior and Family Economics PhD program at any one of three info sessions this fall. All three sessions will provide general background on the program, plus an additional topical focus featuring key faculty from the department. Prospective students may attend any of the sessions. Please register in advance in order to receive the Zoom link to participate.

Program Highlights

  • Multidisciplinary approaches to applied research and policy analysis
  • Milestone-based curriculum based on student goals
  • Access to nationally known research centers at UW–Madison
  • Use of behavioral economics lab facility and studies (BRITE)
  • Diverse learning community

Recent CBFE PhD Student Placements

  • State University of New York at Buffalo (Marketing)
  • The University of Alabama (Consumer Science)
  • University of Central Arkansas (Family Science)
  • University of Georgia (Family Economics)
  • University of Rhode Island (Human Development and Finance)

Other placements include research administration positions in government, nonprofit organizations, and think tanks, as well as applied consumer research in the public and private sectors, including market research, policy research, and consulting.

Consumer Behavior and Family Economics (CBFE): Developing future scholars on the social and economic well-being of individuals and families

“Getting my PhD in Consumer Science at UW–Madison has been one of my best professional decisions. It not only opened doors to my current academic career but also provided me with the interdisciplinary tools I still use in my research. The department was very supportive of my education, offering many opportunities to network, attend conferences, and succeed in the job market.”

–Nilton Porto, Associate Professor of Personal Finance, University of Rhode Island