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Margaret Echelbarger

Postdoctoral Researcher of Behavioral Science, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Margaret Echelbarger is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Decision Research ( at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. Working with both children and adults, her research examines the origins and developmental course of key economic behaviors (e.g., determining how much something is worth, trading) as well as how social norms shape our interactions with others inside market contexts and across the lifespan. Her work has been published in outlets such as: Child Development, Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, and Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

She holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Michigan.


  • 2018–present
    Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business


  • 2018 
    University of Michigan, PhD / Psychology