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Professor of Marketing, The Ohio State University

Selin A. Malkoc received her Ph.D. in marketing from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Prior to joining Fisher College of Business, she was a faculty member at the Carslon School of Business, University of Minnesota, as well as at the Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Malkoc’s research focuses on the area of consumer behavior, with an emphasis on intertemporal matters. Specifically, her research examines how consumers make decisions where the outcomes are spread over time, as well as how they perceive and consume their time. She has explored why consumers might show impatience despite their best intentions and proposed several mechanisms that can help consumers make better decisions for themselves. Dr. Malkoc also studies how consumers can best allocate their time between work and leisure to maximize their short and long term happiness. Her work has important implications to consumer well-being, as well as long term consumer satisfaction.

Dr. Malkoc’s research appeared the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Marketing Research, Psychological Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Making Processes, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of the Association of Consumer Research and Marketing Letters. She is on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Consumer Research.

Dr. Malkoc is the recipient of the prestigious Paul E. Green Award (awarded to the best paper published at the Journal of Marketing Research), and the William F. O’Dell Award (awarded to the paper published at Journal of Marketing Research that has made the most significant long term contribution to marketing theory, methodology and/or practice). Her research has also won the Citation of Excellence Award.

Dr. Malkoc’s research has appeared in numerous national and international media outlets, including Huffington Post, TIME Magazine, Fox News, and Science Daily.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Marketing, The Ohio State University