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European School of Management and Technology
Professor of Management Science

Francis de Véricourt is a professor of management science at ESMT European School of Management and Technology. From August 2010 until August 2013 he was on leave at INSEAD, where he was an associate professor of technology and operations management and the Paul Dubrule Chaired Professor of Sustainable Development. He was the associate dean of research at ESMT from 2007 to 2010. Before joining ESMT in 2007, Francis was an associate professor of operations management at Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. In 2000, he was a post-doctoral researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Francis received his PhD in Operations Research with Honors from Université Paris VI, France, in 2000. He holds an honors degree in Engineering in Applied Mathematics and Information Technology from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'lnformatique et de Mathematiques Appliquées de Grenoble (ENSIMAG).

Francis’s general research interest is in the area of data-driven and managerial decision-making, with a current focus on health care, business sustainability, and service systems. He is the author of many research articles and has extensively published in leading academic journals, including Management Science, Operations Research, and American Economic Review. For his research, he has received a number of outstanding awards, including the 2011 MSOM best paper award of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. He also holds editorial positions in flagship journals in operations research and management science.

Francis received numerous teaching awards for delivering classes to MBA and Executive MBA students at ESMT and INSEAD. He frequently teaches Executive Education Programs and is a regular speaker in academic and industry forums.

Education

  • PhD (Université Paris VI)
  • Engineering Degree (ENSIMAG)

Research

Francis’s general research interest is in operations excellence with overlap to managerial decision-making. His current focus is on business sustainability and social innovation.

Expertise

Topics

analytics, decision making, health care management, operations research, sustainability

Languages

French, English

Presentations

Audit strategies in the presence of evasion capabilities: A mechanism design approach 09/06/17: International Conference on Operations Research, Free University Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Audit and remediation strategies in the presence of evasion capabilities * 06/20/17: MSOM Conference, University of North Carolina, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, NC, USA * 06/14/17: Research Seminar, Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, Washington, DC, USA * 06/13/17: Research Seminar, John Hopkins Carey Business School, Baltimore, MD, USA * 03/28/17: OITM Seminar, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA * 02/14/17: Research seminar, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Inducing prompt disclosure in the presence of evasive effort 11/15/16: INFORMS Annual Conference 2016, INFORMS, Nasvhville, TN, USA

Financing capacity investment under demand uncertainty * 05/22/16: Supply Chain Finance & Risk Management Workshop, Olin Business School of Washington University, St. Louis, MS, USA * 11/01/15: INFORMS Annual Meeting 2015, INFORMS, Philadelphia, PA, USA * 06/13/15: MOSTLY OM 2015, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China * 06/17/14: Research Seminar, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Efficient feed-in-tariff policies for renewable energy technologies * 03/11/14: Research Seminar, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany * 11/19/13: Research Seminar, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA * 11/13/13: Research Seminar, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Frankfurt, Germany * 10/10/13: Research Seminar, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago, IL, USA * 10/09/10: INFORMS Annual Meeting, The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), Austin, Tx, USA

Efficient feed-in tariff policies for renewable energy technologies 10/06/13: INFORMS Annual Meeting, The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), Minneapolis, MN, USA

Diagnostic accuracy under congestion * 02/28/12: Research seminar, London Business School, London, United Kingdom * 02/18/11: Research Seminar, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China * 12/10/09: Research seminar, Stern School of Business, New York, NY, USA * 11/19/09: Research seminar, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain

Using imperfect advance demand information in production-inventory systems with multiple customer classes 11/13/11: INFORMS Annual Meeting, The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), Charlotte, NC, USA

In the news

What's Next after the French Election? 05/09/17, Global Network Perspectives

Forecasting Ebola: Use Past Data or Spot the Difference? 11/19/14, Insead Knowledge

Share or stockpile? 12/01/09, OR/MS Today - Member Magazine

Rich countries should donate flu vaccine 10/19/09, Westfälische Rundschau

Game theory says give, not receive, flu vaccine 09/23/09, Futurity.org

Prison threat will only bar much-needed reform 09/09/09, Financial Times

Publications

Journal Article Forthcoming Contracting in medical equipment maintenance services: An empirical investigation Management Science Tian Chan, Francis de Véricourt, Omar Besbes

Journal Article Forthcoming Financing capacity investment under demand uncertainty: An optimal contracting approach Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Francis de Véricourt, Denis Gromb

Journal Article Inducing environmental disclosures: A dynamic mechanism design approach Operations Research 64(2): 371–389 Shouqiang Wang, Peng Sun, Francis de Véricourt (2016)

Journal Article Anatomy of a contract change American Economic Review 106(2): 316–358 Published as NBER Working Paper No. 19849 under the title Productivity response to a contract change, 2016 KfW Research Prize for Excellence Rajshri Jayaraman, Debraj Ray, Francis de Véricourt (2016)

Journal Article Efficient feed-in-tariff policies for renewable energy technologies Operations Research 64(1): 52–66 Saed Alizamir, Francis de Véricourt, Peng Sun (2016)

Journal Article Time-based competition with benchmark effects Manufacturing and Service Operations Management 16(1): 119–132 Liu Yang, Francis de Véricourt, Peng Sun (2014)

Journal Article Diagnostic accuracy under congestion Management Science 59(1): 157–171 Saed Alizamir, Francis de Véricourt, Peng Sun (2013)

Journal Article Sex, risk and the newsvendor Journal of Operations Management 31(1/2): 86–92 Francis de Véricourt, Kriti Jain, J. Neil Bearden, Allan Filipowicz (2013)

Journal Article Nurse staffing in medical units: A queueing perspective Operations Research 59(6): 1320–1331 Francis de Véricourt, Otis B. Jennings (2011)

Journal Article Stock rationing in an M/Er/1 multi-class make-to-stock queue with backorders IIE Transactions 41(12): 1096–1109 Jean-Philippe Gayon, Francis de Véricourt, Fikri Karaesmen (2009)

Journal Article Using imperfect advance demand information in production-inventory systems with multiple customer classes Manufacturing and Service Operations Management 11(1): 128–143 2011 INFORMS Best Paper Award Jean-Philippe Gayon, Saif Benjaafar, Francis de Véricourt (2009)

Journal Article Decentralized resource allocation to control an epidemic: A game theoretic approach Mathematical Biosciences 222(1): 1–20 Shouqiang Wang, Francis de Véricourt, Peng Sun (2009)

Journal Article Selfish drug allocation for containing an international influenza pandemic at the onset Operations Research 57(6): 1320–1332 Peng Sun, Liu Yang, Francis de Véricourt (2009)

Journal Article Resource and revenue management in nonprofit operations Operations Research 57(5): 1114–1128 Francis de Véricourt, Miguel Sousa Lobo (2009)

Journal Article Competition for procurement contracts with service guarantees Operations Research 56(3): 562–575 Fernando Bernstein, Francis de Véricourt (2008)

Journal Article Call center outsourcing contract analysis and choice Management Science 54(2): 354–368 O. Zeynep Aksin, Francis de Véricourt, Fikri Karaesmen (2008)

Journal Article Dimensioning large-scale membership services Operations Research 56(1): 173–187 Francis de Véricourt, Otis B. Jennings (2008)

Journal Article On the incomplete results for the heterogeneous server problem Queueing Systems 52(3): 189–191 Francis de Véricourt, Yong-Pin Zhou (2006)

Journal Article Managing response time in a call-routing problem with service failure Operations Research 53(6): 968–981 Francis de Véricourt, Yong-Pin Zhou (2005)

Journal Article Demand allocation in multiple-product, multiple-facility make-to-stock systems Management Science 50(10): 1431–1448 Saif Benjaafar, Mohsen ElHafsi, Francis de Véricourt (2004)

Journal Article Performance evaluation of a make-to-stock production line with a two- parameter-per-machine policy: The control point policy IIE Transactions 36(3): 221–236 Francis de Véricourt, Stanley B. Gershwin (2004)

Journal Article Zero-inventory conditions for a two-part-type make-to-stock production system Queueing Systems 43(3): 251–266 Michael H. Veatch, Francis de Véricourt (2003)

Journal Article Optimal stock allocation for a capacitated supply system Management Science 48(11): 1486–1501 Francis de Véricourt, Fikri Karaesmen, Yves Dallery (2002)

Journal Article Assessing the benefits of different stock-allocation policies for a make-to-stock production system Manufacturing and Service Operations Management 3(2): 105–121 Francis de Véricourt, Fikri Karaesmen, Yves Dallery (2001)

Journal Article Dynamic scheduling in a make-to-stock system: A partial characterization of optimal policies Operations Research 48(5): 811–819 Francis de Véricourt, Fikri Karaesmen, Yves Dallery (2000)

Journal Article Nonoptimality of static-priority policies in unreliable two-part-type manufacturing systems IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 45(2): 309–311 Francis de Véricourt, Yves Dallery (2000)

Journal Article Le Pilotage des Systèmes de Production à Flux Tiré Logistique et Management 7(1): 57–66 Francis de Véricourt, Yves Dallery (1999)

ESMT Case Study Forthcoming Ebola: The onset of a deadly outbreak ESMT Case Study Francis de Véricourt

Case Global Express Francis de Véricourt (2016)

Case The Vélib' bicycle sharing scheme: Coping with vandalism INSEAD Francis de Véricourt, Marianella Chabaneau (2015)

Case DHL Express Asia Pacific: Going green Anne Yang, Francis de Véricourt (2012)

Case Solairedirect: The quest for solar energy Manjunath Munigowda, Francis de Véricourt (2012)

Study An economic assessment of the relationship between price regulation and incentives to innovate in the pharmaceutical industry Hans W. Friederiszick, Nicola Tosini, Francis de Véricourt, Simon Wakeman (2009)

ESMT Working Paper Can capital constraints restrain creativity? The spillover effect of budget constraints on employee creativity ESMT Working Paper Francis de Véricourt, Jeffrey Hales, Gilles Hilary, Jordan Samet (2017)

ESMT Working Paper Contracting in medical equipment maintenance services: An empirical investigation ESMT Working Paper Tian Chan, Francis de Véricourt, Omar Besbes (2014)

ESMT Working Paper Financing capacity investment under demand uncertainty ESMT Working Paper Francis de Véricourt, Denis Gromb (2014)

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