Research Interests

Operations strategy, Retail platform,  B2B marketplace, Supply chain management, Information sharing, Consumer behavior

Papers Under Review

  1. Cui, R, M. Li, Q. Li. Value of High-Quality Logistics: Evidence from a Clash between SF Express and Alibaba. Major revision Management Science.
  2. Cui, R, M. Li, J. Li, L. Yu. Wholesale Price Discrimination in Global Sourcing: Field Evidence from Alibaba.
  3. Wagner, L, E. Calvo, R. Cui. The Value of Disclosing Product Availability on Retail Platforms. Major revision Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Practice Based Research Competition.
  4. Bassamboo, A, R. Cui, A. Moreno-Garcia. Wisdom of Crowds: Forecasting Using Prediction Markets.


  1. Cui, R, J. Li, D. Zhang. 2018. Reducing Discrimination with Reviews in the Sharing Economy: Evidence from Field Experiments on Airbnb. Management Science.
  2. Calvo, E, R. Cui, J. Serpa. 2018. Oversight and Efficiency in Public Projects: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis. Management Science.
  3. Cui, R, D. Zhang, A. Bassamboo. 2018. Learning from Inventory Availability Information: Field Evidence from Amazon. Management Science.
  4. Cui, R, H. Shin. 2018. Sharing Aggregate Inventory Information with Customers: Strategic Cross-selling and Shortage Reduction. Management Science. [Online Companion]
  5. Cui, R, S. Gallino, A. Moreno-Garcia, D. Zhang. 2017. The Operational Value of Social Media Information. Production and Operations Management.
  6. Cui, R, G. Allon, A. Bassamboo, J.A. Van Mieghem. 2015. Information Sharing in Supply Chains: An Empirical and Theoretical Valuation. Management Science. [Online Companion]

Practitioner Publication 

  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.

Media Coverages

  1. 3 Questions to Answer Before Shopping on Super Saturday. 12-Dec-2017. NerdWallet.
  2. What Makes an Online Flash Sale Successful? 6-June-2017. Kellogg Insight.
  3. Posting Reviews May Discourage Sharing Economy Discrimination. 3-Mar-2017. Consumeraffairs.
  4. New Research Looks At Ways To Help Stop Airbnb Racial Discrimination. 2-Mar-2017. NPR.
  5. No Simple Fix to Weed Out Racial Bias in the Sharing Economy. 4-Mar-2017. Globe and Mail.
  6. Using Prediction Markets for Accurate Forecasts. July-2016. OnAnalytics.