Emily Garbinsky

Assistant Professor

Emily  Garbinsky

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Emily N. Garbinsky is an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Notre Dame. Her current research focuses on consumer financial well-being, and the psychology of saving and spending habits. More specifically, she investigates the psychological underpinnings of money management decisions among romantic couples, and attempts to understand how consumers can use their money to cultivate happiness and enjoyment of consumption experiences. She has published articles in leading journals such as the Journal of Consumer Research and Psychological Science, and her research has been featured in popular press including The Atlantic, The New York Times, and Scientific American. She earned a Ph.D. in marketing from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business in June 2015, and a B.S. in psychology and decision science from Carnegie Mellon University in May 2010. She currently teaches Principles of Marketing at the undergraduate level.

Areas of Expertise

The Psychology of Financial Decision Making

Money and Power

Consumer Happiness


Ph D, Stanford University

BS, Carnegie Mellon University