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Revenue Management and Pricing 2021 Jeff McGill Student Paper Award: Deadline Extended to July 28th

  • 1.  Revenue Management and Pricing 2021 Jeff McGill Student Paper Award: Deadline Extended to July 28th

    Posted 8 days ago

    Dear all,

    The submission deadline to the Revenue Management and Pricing Student Paper Award was extended to July 28th. We welcome high-quality submissions at

    Revenue Management and Pricing Student Paper Award

    The INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing (RMP) Section announces the 2021 Jeff McGill Student Paper Award. The awards are given annually for student papers judged to be the best in the field of revenue management and pricing.

    The first prize is accompanied by a $500 honorarium. The second prize is accompanied by a $300 honorarium. All other finalists, if any, will be awarded $100. The number of finalists will depend on the number of entries. All prizes including finalists are accompanied by a plaque in addition to the cash award. More details are given below as well as in

    Eligibility Conditions:
    There are five conditions for eligibility:

    1. Entrant must have been a student on or after January 1, 2021, and the research presented in the paper must have been conducted while the entrant was a student.
    2. The submitted paper must present original research conducted primarily by the student entrant. Some assistance by other individuals (such as the student's faculty advisor) is permitted, however the entrant's primary research advisor must certify that the student's share of contribution to the paper exceeds 50%.
    3. Entrant must be a member of the RMP Section on the date of submission.
    4. The paper must not have won a prize (1st-2nd) in a previous RMP dissertation or student paper competition.
    5. A student may submit at most one paper.

    Submission Requirements:
    A complete entry consists of:

    1. A Word document or a pdf stating the entrant's contact information, the contact information of the entrant's primary research advisor and all co-authors, the paper title, and appropriate keywords for the submitted paper.
    2. The paper in completely anonymous form and PDF file format, with a length of at most 32 pages including the appendix, tables, figures, and references, and strictly compliant with all submission formatting standards of the journal Operations Research or Management Science. There could be appendices beyond the 32-page limit, but the judges are not responsible for covering those materials. The file name should be the short title of the paper.
    3. An electronic pdf file of a letter signed by both a faculty advisor and the entrant attesting that the entrant and the paper satisfy the eligibility conditions.

      The above three documents should be sent by the entrant as e-mail attachments to Complete entries must be received on or before July 28th, 2021. It is the entrant's responsibility to allow for appropriate time to enroll as a new member of the RMP section (approximately 5 business days).

    2021 RMP Student Paper Award Committee:

    Ali Aouad, London Business School
    Kimon Drakopoulos, Marshal Business School, USC
    Yonatan Gur (Chair), Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
    Kris Johnson Ferreira, Harvard Business School
    Hamsa Sridhar Bastani, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
    Nikos Trichakis, Sloan School of Management, MIT
    Fanyin Zheng, Columbia Business School

    Yonatan Gur
    Associate Professor
    Stanford University
    Stanford CA