Kurt Carlson studies how people make decisions. He is particularly interested in how consumers make decisions, but he also has studied the decisions of managers, jurors, investors, and voters. If there is a decision at the end of it, he is curious about how it unfolded. His work has appeared in top journals in marketing, psychology, and management. He teaches courses on Analytical Problem Solving, Market Intelligence, Consumer Behavior, and Marketing Management. At present, Kurt is the Director of the Georgetown Institute for Consumer Research, which is sponsored by KPMG and he is the co-director of the McDonough School of Business Behavioral Research Lab.