Kariyushi Rao is a behavioral scientist with experience applying experimental and observational research methods to the study of individual and group decision-making. Her research interests are related to pathologies that arise under suboptimal performance management systems, and include: performance appraisal elicitation and accuracy, collective responses to scarcity, and the behavioral consequences of common incentive structures. Kariyushi received her PhD in behavioral science from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (2021).  Kariyushi’s academic career was preceded by nearly a decade of professional experience in high tech, during which time she also completed masters degrees in computer science (University of Chicago, 2016) and business administration (University of Chicago Booth School of Business, 2012), as well as her SCPM credential (Stanford Advanced Project Management Program, 2009).

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