Operations, Information & Technology

Our focus in the operations, information, and technology area is on the management of systems, processes, and networks.

Examples include health care systems, product design and manufacturing processes, supply networks, information systems, energy and environmental systems, homeland security systems, and social networks. We employ methods from the fields of operations research, game theory, econometrics, computer science, probability and statistics, and exploit the growing availability of data.

Recent Journal Articles in Operations, Information & Technology

Santiago Balseiro, Yonatan Gur
Management Science. September
2019, Vol. 65, Issue 9, Pages 3952-3968

In display advertising markets, advertisers often purchase ad placements through bidding in repeated auctions based on realized viewer information. We study how budget-constrained advertisers may compete in such sequential auctions...

Joann de Zegher, Dan A. Iancu, Hau L. Lee
Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. June
2019, Vol. 21, Issue 2, Pages 251-477

In complex supply chains, the benefits and costs of technological innovations do not always accrue equitably to all parties; thus, their adoption may critically depend on sourcing relationships and incentives....

Kostas Bimpikis, Davide Crapis, Alireza Tahbaz-Salehi
Management Science. June
2019, Vol. 65, Issue 6, Pages 2646-2664

This paper studies the strategic interaction between a monopolistic seller of an information product and a set of potential buyers that compete in a downstream market. Our analysis illustrates that...

Kostas Bimpikis, Ozan Candogan, Daniela Saban
Operations Research. May
3 , 2019, Vol. 67, Issue 3, Pages 599-904

We explore spatial price discrimination in the context of a ride-sharing platform that serves a network of locations. Riders are heterogeneous in terms of their destination preferences and their willingness...

Jens Ludwig, Sendhil Mullainathan, Jann Spiess
American Economic Association. May
2019, Vol. 109, Pages 71-76

Concerns about the dissemination of spurious results have led to calls for pre-analysis plans (PAPs) to avoid ex-post “p-hacking.” But often the conceptual hypotheses being tested do not imply the...

Erica Plambeck, Terry A. Taylor
Management Science. April
2019, Vol. 65, Issue 4, Pages 1455-1947

Firms have an incentive to test competitors’ products to reveal violations of safety and environmental standards, in order to have competitors’ products blocked from sale. This paper shows that testing...

Kostas Bimpikis, Shayan Ehsani, Mohamed Mostagir
Operations Research. March
18 , 2019, Vol. 67, Issue 2, Pages 295-597

Participants race toward completing an innovation project and learn about its feasibility from their own efforts and their competitors’ gradual progress. Information about the status of competition can alleviate some...