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Jack B. Soll

Gregory Mario and Jeremy Mario Distinguished Professor
Fuqua School of Business


Jack B. Soll is the Gregory Mario and Jeremy Mario Distinguished Professor of management at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, having joined Duke in 2005. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business, where he specialized in behavioral science and economics. Prior to joining Duke, Soll was on the faculty at INSEAD in Fontainebleau France, and also served as a visiting professor at Chicago and Wharton. Professor Soll has taught courses in decision making, managerial effectiveness, leadership, negotiations, and statistics. He has taught extensively in both executive education and daytime MBA programs.

Professor Soll’s research focuses on the psychology of judgment and decision making. He has written extensively on the phenemenon of overconfidence—the tendency for people to believe that outcomes are more certain than they really are. His current research interests include group decision making, and also the implications of behavioral decision research for public policy. He has published in a number of scholarly journals, including Science, Management Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Gregory Mario and Jeremy Mario Distinguished Professor · 2023 - Present Fuqua School of Business
Professor of Business Administration · 2019 - Present Fuqua School of Business
Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative · 2012 - Present Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability, Initiatives

Education, Training & Certifications

The University of Chicago · 1997 Ph.D.
The University of Chicago · 1996 M.B.A.
Carleton College · 1988 B.A.