Neeru Paharia

Neeru Paharia is Associate Professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. She conducts research on judgment and decision making, consumer behavior, signaling through brands, social media, political consumption, moral psychology, and digital marketing. Prior to joining the Georgetown faculty, Paharia served as the research director for the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. She also spent three years on the founding team at Creative Commons serving as assistant and executive director, after working at McKinsey as an associate consultant. She has cofounded several community-oriented social networking sites in education, research, and music including Peer 2 Peer University (,, and Paharia’s work has been published in the Journal of Consumer Research and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and she has authored several book chapters. Paharia holds a doctorate in marketing from Harvard Business School, an M.S. in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University, and a B.A. in economics from the University of California.

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