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Pierre Chandon

Professor of Marketing


Pierre Chandon is the L'Oréal Chaired Professor of Marketing, Innovation and Creativity at INSEAD in France, and the Director of the INSEAD-Sorbonne University Behavioural Lab. He holds a PhD in marketing from HEC Paris, an MS in Business Administration from ESSEC, and an honorary professorship from Pacific University in Lima, Peru. Prior to joining INSEAD, Pierre Chandon was a faculty of the London Business School and of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has also held visiting positions at Kellogg, Wharton, and Harvard Business School.

Pierre Chandon studies innovative marketing solutions to better align business growth with consumer health and wellbeing. His research has been published in marketing journals (Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, and Marketing Science) and in psychology or nutrition journals (Appetite, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Nutrition Reviews, Obesity, and Psychological Science).

Pierre Chandon won the best article award from the Journal of Consumer Research in 2010 and in 2014. In 2012, he received the O’Dell award for the article in the Journal of Marketing Research which was judged to have made the most significant long-term contribution to marketing. He was also twice a finalist for the Marketing Science Institute /H. Paul Root Award for the best article published in the Journal of Marketing in 2006 and in 2010. His research has been the subject of media coverage worldwide by, among others, The New York Times, The Economist, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, NPR, Le Monde, Cosmopolitan, but also the Daily Mail and Cosmopolitan.

Pierre Chandon is a member of the policy board of the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, a past associate editor of the Journal of Consumer Research and is currently on the editorial boards of the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Appetite, Journal of Marketing Behavior, Recherche et Applications en Marketing, Cahiers de Nutrition et de Diététique, and International Journal of Research in Marketing.

Pierre Chandon has written numerous award-winning case studies, including the global best case award from the CaseCentre in 2006 (marketing category), 2007 (marketing category and overall award), 2008 (overall award), 2012 (overall award), and 2016 (overall award). The CaseCentre also awarded him the Outstanding Contribution to the Case Method Prize in 2016 and the Outstanding Case Teacher Prize in 2018. According to the CaseCentre, he is the 10th best-selling business case author of the past 40 years. He has worked with many of the largest consumer and luxury goods companies.

At INSEAD, Pierre Chandon teaches brand management in the MBA, EMBA, and executive education programs. He also teaches an innovative course entitled “The Body Business: Understanding Food and Wellbeing” in the MBA program. In 2017, he received the Dominique Héau award for inspiring education excellence at INSEAD. He was voted the best MBA elective course teacher by MBA students and has received the Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in teaching every year since its inception.

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Unravelling the Link Between Socioeconomic Status and Obesity

P. Chandon, M. Langlois

A longitudinal study conducted during the Covid-19 pandemic suggests that stress plays a key role in explaining why obesity is more common among the poor than the rich.
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From Super-Sized to Superior Gratification

Pierre Chandon

Why we need to focus on eating as pleasure if we want to start eating healthier.


Healthy Eating Interventions That Work

P. Chandon, K. L. Haws, P. J. Liu

Mutually beneficial solutions for the food industry, health and the environment.


How to Get More Value from Less Food

Pierre Chandon

Marketing focused on the multisensory properties of food can encourage people to eat less and experience more pleasure.


Healthy in the Wrong Way: When Food Marketers Don’t Listen

P. Chandon, R. Cadario

The meaning of “healthy” is constantly evolving, and food marketers are not always meeting consumers’ expectations.


Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Susceptibility to Food Marketing

H. Plassman, P. Chandon

Behavioural and neuroscience research by INSEAD and Sorbonne Université suggest bariatric surgery does a lot more than just help patients lose weight.