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2018 CBOM Junior Scholar Paper Competition Finalists

  • 1.  2018 CBOM Junior Scholar Paper Competition Finalists

    Posted 04-06-2018 16:10

    The POMS College of Behavior in Operations Management (CBOM) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 CBOM Junior Scholar Paper Competition. In alphabetical order,

    1. Blair Flicker, "Managerial Insight and "Optimal" Algorithms", UT Dallas, Advisor: Elena Katok
    2. Mahdi Mahmoudzadeh, "On the Non-Equivalence of Trade-ins and Upgrades in the Presence of Framing Effect: Experimental Evidence and Implications for Theory", GeorgiaTech, Advisor: Peter Thompson
    3. Behrooz Pourghannad, "Is Simplicity the Ultimate Sophistication? Wholesale Pricing vs. Non-Linear Pricing", U of Minnesota, Advisors: Guangwen Kong, Tony Cui
    4. Bhavani Shanker Uppari, "Modeling Newsvendor Behavior: A Prospect Theory Approach", INSEAD, Advisor: Sameer Hasija
    5. Yuqian Xu, "The Impact of Load on Operational Risk at a Commercial Bank", UIUC
    6. Dennis Zhang, "How Does Dynamic Pricing Affect Customer Behavior on Retailing Platforms? Evidence from a Large Randomized Experiment on Alibaba", WUSTL

    Congratulations to the finalists!

    The finalists will be presenting and the winners will be announced at the 2018 CBOM Mini-Conference scheduled for May 3, 2018 – immediately preceding the 2018 POMS Annual Conference in Houston.

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    Nikolay Osadchiy
    Associate Professor
    Emory University
    Atlanta GA