Research Interests

Operations strategy, Data-driven decision, Causal inference, Retail, B2B marketplace, Supply chain, Information sharing, Consumer behavior


  1. Cui, R., M. Li, Q. Li. Value of High-Quality Logistics: Evidence from a Clash between SF Express and Alibaba. Management Science. (Finalist, 2019 INFORMS Service Science Section Best Paper Award Competition) (Finalist, 2019 INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) Paper Competition)
  2. Calvo, E., R. Cui, L. Wagner. Disclosing Product Availability in Online Retail. Conditional accept at Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Practice Based Research Competition.
  3. Calvo, E., R. Cui, J. Serpa. 2018. Oversight and Efficiency in Public Projects: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis. Management Science.
  4. Cui, R., J. Li, D. Zhang. 2018. Reducing Discrimination with Reviews in the Sharing Economy: Evidence from Field Experiments on Airbnb. Management Science.
  5. Cui, R., D. Zhang, A. Bassamboo. 2019. Learning from Inventory Availability Information: Evidence from Field Experiments on Amazon. Management Science, 65(3): 1216-1235.
  6. Cui, R., H. Shin. 2018. Sharing Aggregate Inventory Information with Customers: Strategic Cross-selling and Shortage Reduction. Management Science, 64(1): 381-400. [Appendix]
  7. Cui, R., S. Gallino, A. Moreno-Garcia, D. Zhang. 2017. The Operational Value of Social Media Information. Production and Operations Management, 27(10): 1749-1769.
  8. Cui, R., G. Allon, A. Bassamboo, J.A. Van Mieghem. 2015. Information Sharing in Supply Chains: An Empirical and Theoretical Valuation. Management Science, 61(11): 2803-2824. [Appendix]

Papers Forthcoming/Under Review

  1. Cui, R., M. Li, J. Li, L. Yu. Wholesale Price Discrimination in Global Sourcing. Major revision at Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.
  2. Bassamboo, A., R. Cui, A. Moreno-Garcia. Wisdom of Crowds in Operations: Forecasting Using Prediction Markets. Major revision at Production and Operations Management.

Practitioner Publications

  1. Cui, R.. 2018. Logistics Strategy to Retail Platforms.  Harvard Business Review China. Magazine Article, November: 042-043. (哈佛商业评论中文版:商的物流战略)
  2. Cui, R., J. Li, D. Zhang. 2017. A Better Way to Fight Discrimination in the Sharing Economy. Harvard Business Review. Digital Article.

Working Papers 

  1. Cui, R., T. Sun. Sooner or Later? Learning from Delivery Speed Information.