Eric M. Eisenstein

Eric M. Eisenstein

  • Fox School of Business and Management

    • Statistics, Operations, and Data Science

      • Research Professor


Dr. Eisenstein’s research primarily explores how people make decisions that materially affect their lives. These decisions may be financial, such as the purchase of an expensive durable good, or policy oriented, such as interpreting statistical evidence, choosing between alternative proposals, or combating identity theft.

Prior to becoming an academic, Dr. Eisenstein worked at Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman) where he focused on management of technology and consumer research in the financial services and telecommunications industries. He is active in the community, having founded or led several organizations, and he serves on the board of the Visiting Nurses Association of Philadelphia.

Dr. Eisenstein earned his Ph.D. in Applied Economics and an M.A. in Statistics at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed his undergraduate education at Penn in the Management and Technology program, wherein he concurrently earned B.S. degrees from Wharton and the School of Engineering.

Research Interests

  • Managerial and consumer decision-making
  • Decision support systems, decision aids, debiasing methods, and policy
  • Learning and the development of expertise
  • The quantitative and statistical methods associated with modeling these data

Courses Taught




MKTG 2901

Honors Marketing Management


BA 5685

Internship or Externship in Business


STAT 5001

Quantitative Methods for Business


Selected Publications


  • Mathur, P., Yucel-Aybat, O., Block, L., & Eisenstein, E.M. (2022). The effect of consumers' implicit theory of personality and product feedback in self-directed consumer contexts. PERSONALITY and INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, 190. 10.1016/j.paid.2022.111526

  • Inan, S., Chen, X., Eisenstein, E.M., Meissler, J.J., Geller, E.B., Tallarida, C., Watson, M., Doura, M., Barrett, J.E., Cowan, A., Rawls, S.M., Adler, M.W., & Eisenstein, T.K. (2021). Chemokine receptor antagonists enhance morphine's antinociceptive effect but not respiratory depression. Life Sci, 285, 120014. Netherlands. 10.1016/j.lfs.2021.120014

  • Sharpe, N.R., Sharpe, N.D., Veaux, R.D.D., & Velleman, P.F. (2018). Business Statistics.