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Economist Rachel Croson Named Dean Of The UT Arlington College Of Business

UT Dallas President David E. Daniel called Croson "a very accomplished researcher" and an important mentor of students.

"We are very proud of her achievements and we congratulate UT Arlington on adding a highly qualified individual to its faculty and administration, someone whom we look forward to working with in this new role," Daniel said.

Croson succeeds Dan Himarios, who recently was named UT Arlington vice provost and executive director of the Center for Global Academic Initiatives. She officially begins her new position Jan. 14, 2013.

The UT Arlington College of Business is the second largest academic unit within the University with a fall 2012 enrollment of almost 5,700 students. Its business administration and accounting programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Much of Croson's research has centered on experimental and behavioral economics, investigating how people make economic decisions and how to improve them, she said.

Those subject areas draw on and contribute to many disciplines, including economics, management, marketing, operations, political science and sociology, and her work has been published in myriad journals. As director of UT Dallas' Negotiations Center, she connected negotiation scholars with practitioners and business leaders to inform business practice through education and outreach.

Croson also is the co-editor of a forthcoming book, Oxford Handbook of Economic Conflict Resolution, with Gary Bolton, and is currently researching motivations for charitable giving, among other subjects.

About the UT Arlington College of Business The College of Business is one of the largest and most productive business schools in the nation. It offers 16 undergraduate business degree programs, 10 specialized master's degrees, the M.B.A. in two formats, a 15-month Executive M.B.A. and a Ph.D. in Business. The College also offers one of the most successful Executive M.B.A. programs in China.

The College's Master of Science in Marketing Research program is consistently recognized as one of the top five programs of its kind in the nation. The College also operates the Goolsby Leadership Academy, which prepares select undergraduate business majors with rigorous development in leadership principles and business ethics.

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