Research Interests

Empirical operations management,  Information sharing, Supply chain management, Retail operations, Consumer behavior, Inventory management


  1. Calvo, E, R. Cui, J. Serpa. Oversight and Efficiency in Public Projects: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis. Forthcoming Management Science.
  2. Cui, R, D. Zhang, A. Bassamboo. Learning from Inventory Availability Information: Field Evidence from Amazon. Forthcoming Management Science.
  3. Cui, R, J. Li, D. Zhang. 2017. A Better Way to Fight Discrimination in the Sharing Economy. Harvard Business Review.
  4. Cui, R, H. Shin. 2017. 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]

Papers Under Review

  1. Cui, R, M. Li, Q. Li. Value of High-Quality Logistics: Evidence from a Clash between SF Express and Alibaba.
  2. Wagner, L, E. Calvo, R. Cui. The Value of Disclosing Product Availability on Retail Platforms.
  3. Cui, R, J. Li, D. Zhang. Discrimination with Incomplete Information in the Sharing Economy: Field Evidence from Airbnb. Major revision Management Science.
  4. Bassamboo, A, R. Cui, A. Moreno-Garcia. Wisdom of Crowds: Forecasting Using Prediction Markets.

Working Papers 

  1. Cui, R, T. Sun. Sooner or Later? Learning from Delivery Speed Information.
  2. Cui, R, M. Li, J. Li, L. Yu. Wholesale Price Discrimination in Global Sourcing: Field Experiments on Alibaba.

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.