Summer 2020


In this Issue:

Message from the Section Chair

I hope this message finds you safe and well during this challenging time.

It is sad to see that our summer conferences are all canceled. But our section has kept growing! By the end of this summer, we have had more than 550+ members. The free student membership (initiated by the past chair Ilan Lobel), the RMP data competition, and a recent campaign targeted to the past RMP Asian workshop attendees, all played out to grow the section. We also have two initiatives launched in the fall, the student live paper series and the practice webinar series (see more below).

Stay healthy and well!

Ming Hu

Rotman School of Management

University of Toronto

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RMP Board Elections

According to the section bylaws, there are three open officers and board member positions. Section members have received an email inviting you to vote, which includes statements and bios of the candidates. Please vote by Friday, October 16 at 11:45 pm Eastern. The candidates for each position are listed alphabetically below:




Board member

Ramandeep Randhawa (USC)

Pnina Feldman (Boston U)

Santiago Balseiro (Columbia)

Ozge Sahin (Johns Hopkins)

Ruxian Wang (Johns Hopkins)

Darius Walczak (PROS Inc.)


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Student Live Paper Series

This year has been an extremely challenging time! As the pandemic profoundly affects our lives, all of our summer conferences have been canceled. To promote works by Revenue Management and Pricing (RMP) Section's student members, the RMP section board solicited and compiled a list of our Ph.D. students' video presentations.

This RMP student live paper series is an ongoing effort, and we will keep adding new presentations to the list. If you are interested, please send an email to All talks can be accessed through a YouTube channel at:


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Practice Webinar Series

To better facilitate dialogues between academics and practitioners, the RMP section board is excited to launch an RMP practice webinar series. The first webinar of this series took place on October 7, where Robert Phillips (Amazon) talked about "
Pricing and Analytics - Challenges and Research Opportunities". If a member of the RMP section wants to view the recording, please email Setareh.Farajollahzadeh@Rotman.Utoronto.Ca and she will share it upon request. The second webinar will take place in December. More details will come soon. 


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Upcoming Conferences


2020 INFORMS Annual Meeting (Virtual)

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RMP Section – How to Join

To become a member of the Revenue Management and Pricing Section, it is the easiest (but not necessary) just to add it to the regular INFORMS membership. Those who’d rather focus exclusively on the Section’s activities can become members only of the Section by calling 1-800-446-3676. More information can be found at:

Benefits of Membership

As a member of the Section, you will receive benefits such as our newsletter, registration fee discount to annual section conference, 50% off the subscription rate to the Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, and listserver announcements. More information can be found at:

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