Stephan (Steve) Carney is the current lab manager for the Center for Behavioral and Decision Research at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to his current position, Steve completed a Masters of Science in Marketing at the Queen's University Smith School of Business in 2018 and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Accounting from Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business in 2016.
Steve's research interests revolve around the question: what prevents consumers from making the best decisions for themselves and others?
He is currently investigating questions of how we assess value. Is a dollar always worth a dollar? How do others' valuations (e.g., the market price) influence our assessment of what something is worth?
His interests filter into two domains. First, we rarely make decisions alone. He is interested in how we make decisions in collaboration or consideration of others. Second, he is interested in how we as consumers form judgments and make decisions in the marketplace; specifically, the factors that keep us from making optimal health and financial decisions.
Steve will be joining the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business as a doctoral student in Marketing in the Fall of 2021.