Greg Allenby

Helen C. Kurtz Chair in Marketing
Professor of Marketing
Professor of Statistics

Marketing & Logistics


Professor Allenby's research focuses on the development and application of quantitative methods in marketing.  He is the author of two books: Bayesian Statistics and Marketing (2005, Wiley) that is used to train doctoral students throughout the world, and Seven Summits of Marketing Research (2014) that is used for MBA students. His research is used to improve product, pricing, promotion and targeting strategies at leading firms.

He is a fellow of the Informs Society for Marketing Science and the American Statistical Association.  He is past editor of Quantitative Marketing and Economics, and past associated editor of Marketing Science, Management Science, Journal of Marketing Research and the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. Within the American Marketing Association, Greg has served as Vice President of the Research Council and has chaired the Advanced Research Technique (ART) Forum, a national conference that brings together quantitative researchers from industry and academia. Within the American Statistical Association, he has served as Chair of the Section on Statistics in Marketing.  He has authored over 100 publications that have appeared in leading journals in marketing, statistics and economics.

Areas of Expertise

  • Applied Bayesian Modeling in Marketing
  • Statistics


  • Ph.D., 1988, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago (Statistics and Marketing). Dissertation Title: "The Identification, Estimation and Testing of Demand Structures."
  • M.B.A., 1986, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago (Statistics and Behavioral Science).
  • M.S., 1981, Illinois Institute of Technology (Operations Research).
  • B.S., 1978, Ohio Northern University (Mechanical Engineering).


  • BUSML 7243 - Prescriptive Analytics

    Focus on prescriptive analytics to determine causal effects and identify optimal decisions in business. Emphasis on programming data analysis using the R statistical language. Prereq: Enrollment in the SMB-A program, or permission of instructor.

  • BUSML 8252 - Marketing Models

    A study of recent model-based research in the marketing literature; emphasis on the strengths and weaknesses of various modeling approaches in specific problem areas and evaluation of model-based research. Prereq: Doct standing in BusAdm, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 951. Repeatable to a maximum of 8 cr hrs or 4 completions. This course is progress graded.