Shawn Curley, PhD

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3-388 Carlson School of Management
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

  • National Science Foundation Grant, SES - Decision, Risk & Management Science: Strategies, Performance, and Acceptability in the Dynamic, Competitive Environment of Continuous Combinatorial Auctions, 2010-2013
  • INFORMS Information Systems Society Design Science Research Award, with G Adomavicius, A Gupta, P Sanyal, "Continuous Combinatorial Auction.", 2011
  • Adomavicius G, Curley SP, Gupta A. (2007). Impact of information feedback on bid characteristics in continuous combinatorial auctions. Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS), Montreal, Canada. Nominated for Best Paper Award, 2007
  • John Castellan Service Award, Society for Judgment and Decision Making, 2000


Professor, Information and Decision Sciences Department, Carlson School of Management

Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

PhD, University of Michigan, (Psychology, Mathematical), 1986

MA, University of Michigan, (Mathematics), 1981

AB, Dartmouth College, (Mathematics and Social Studies (cum laude)), 1979

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Research Summary/Interests

Decision and judgment processes under uncertainty, belief processing, ethical decision making, behavior in combinatorial multi-item actions, subjective forecasting, use of personalization technology systems


  • Adomavicius G, Curley SP, Gupta A, Sanyal P. (2012). Effect of information feedback on bidder behavior in continuous combinatorial auctions. Management Science, 58(4), 811-830.
  • Zamoon S & Curley SP. (2008). Ripped from the headlines: What can the popular press teach us about software piracy? Journal of Business Ethics, 83(3), 515-533.
  • Curley SP. (2008). Subjective probability. In E Melnick & B Everitt (eds.), Encyclopedia of Quantitative Risk Analysis and Assessment (pp. 1724-1734). Chichester, England: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Curley SP, Browne GJ, Smith GF & Benson PG. (1995). Arguments in the practical reasoning underlying constructed probability responses. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 8, 1-20.