Featured Research

Our DOTM area faculty conduct research on a number of different topics. Below are a few examples of our recent work.

Workers Vs. Algorithms

Featuring: Felipe Caro, Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management
It doesn't have to be this way, Felipe Caro explains. Both just need to be understood


From The UCLA Anderson Review


How Uber Could Avoid That Notorious $362.57 Fare

Sushil Bikhchandani’s model analyzes incentives underlying surge-pricing schemes


Can Contracts Optimize Both Health Care and Clinician Pay?

Fernanda Bravo’s study examines the balance between incentives and penalties at the heart of the primary care-specialist relationship


Quantifying Team Leadership Approaches: To Do, or to Direct Others?

Uday Karmarkar and colleagues propose a rational model in a field often ruled by personality


"How Statistics Guided Me through Life, Death and The Price Is Right"

Long was invited to write an op-ed for the Washington Post connecting the dots between her victory as a contestant on The Price Is Right and her diagnosis and treatment of a rare, aggressive form of breast cancer related to the BRCA1 gene mutation she carries.

Case Study

Zara: Staying Fast and Fresh

Winner of ecch’s Production and Operations Management award and the New Case Writer competition, this case has been prepared for class discussion and covers the most recent developments at fast-fashion leader Zara


“Environmental Incidents and the Market Value of Firms: An Empirical Investigation in the Chinese Context”

Chris Tang and his co-authors examine firms listed on the Shanghai/Shenzhen Stock Exchange to investigate stock market reactions to 294 Chinese manufacturing firms involved in 618 environmental incidents between 2006 and 2013.


“HIV Screening via Fourth-Generation Immunoassay or Nucleic Acid Amplification Test in the United States: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis”

At least 10 percent of the 56,000 annual new HIV infections in the United States are caused by individuals with acute HIV infection.