Kariyushi Rao is a PhD candidate in behavioral science at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. 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 also applies her experience in social network analysis as a consultant to global firms on the development and management of intra- and inter-firm social capital. 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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