Qi (George) Chen


Qi (George) Chen is an Assistant Professor of Management Science and Operations at London Business School. He earned his doctoral degree from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and his bachelor degree from the Department of Automation at Tsinghua University. Prior to joining LBS, he has taught at the University of Texas at Dallas. His primary research interests include revenue management and pricing, supply chain management and strategic sourcing, and online marketplaces.

Contact Information

Management Science and Operations
London Business School
Regent's Park, London NW1 4SA, UK

Email: gchen{at}london.edu

Phone: +44 (0)20 7000 8848

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Research Interests

  • Applications: Pricing and Revenue Management, Supply Chain Management, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Theory, Production and Inventory Management, Online Marketplaces, Global Health Delivery

  • Methodologies: Stochastic Modeling and Performance Analysis, Stochastic Dynamic Programming, Reinforcement Learning, High-dimensional Statistics, Game Theory and Mechanism Design

Papers under Review/Revision

  • Real-Time Spatial-Intertemporal Dynamic Pricing for Balancing Supply and Demand in a Network. 2022. With Yanzhe Lei and Stefanus Jasin. [Working Paper]

Accepted and Published Papers

  • Procurement Mechanisms with Post-Auction Pre-Selection Cost-Reduction Investigations. 2022. With Damian Beil and Izak Duenyas. Accepted at Operations Research. [Working Paper Version]

  • Optimal Use and Replenishment of Two Substitutable Raw Materials in a Stochastic Capacitated Make-To-Order Production System. 2022. With Izak Duenyas and Stefanus Jasin. Forthcoming at Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. [Journal Version][Working Paper Version][Additional Technical Details]

  • "Now or Later?": When to Deploy Qualification Screening in Open-Bid Auction for Re-Sourcing. 2021. With Wen Zhang and Elena Katok. Operations Research, Vol.69, No.6, 1715-1733. [Journal Version][Working Paper Version]

  • Technical Note - Joint Learning and Optimization of Multi-Product Pricing with Finite Resource Capacity and Unknown Demand Parameters. 2021. With Stefanus Jasin and Izak Duenyas. Operations Research, Vol.69, No.2, 560-573. [Journal Version][Working Paper Version]

  • A Nonparametric Self-Adjusting Control for Joint Learning and Optimization of Multi-Product Pricing with Finite Resource Capacity. 2019. With Stefanus Jasin and Izak Duenyas. Mathematics of Operations Research, Vol.44, No.2, 601-631. [Journal Version] [Working Paper Version] [Matlab code] [Compound Poisson Extension]

  • When to Deploy Test Auctions in Sourcing. 2018. With Damian Beil, Izak Duenyas, Brendan See. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Vol.20, No.2, 232-248. [Journal Version] [Working Paper Version]

  • Real-Time Dynamic Pricing with Minimal and Flexible Price Adjustment. 2016. With Stefanus Jasin and Izak Duenyas. Management Science, Vol.62, No.8, 2437-2455. [Journal Version] [Working Paper Version]

  • Joint Inventory-Location Problem under the Risk of Probabilistic Facility Disruptions. 2011. With Xiaopeng Li and Yanfeng Ouyang. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Vol.45, No.7, 991-1003. [Journal Version] [Working Paper Version]

(Last Updated: June 2022)