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Columbia Business School
Philip H. Geier Jr. Associate Professor of Business

Biography

Omar Besbes is an Associate Professor in the Decision, Risk, and Operations division at the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University.

His primary research interests are in the are of data-driven decision-making with a focus on applications in e-commerce, pricing, and revenue management, online advertising, operations management, and service systems. His research has been recognized by the 2012 INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section prize as well as the 2013 M&SOM best paper award. He serves on the editorial boards of Management Science and Operations Research.

He has taught over the years core MBA courses in Operations Management and Business Analytics, an MBA elective on advanced Business Analytics, as well as various Ph.D. seminars on stochastic models, revenue management and data-driven decision-making. He is a recipient of the Dean's award for teaching excellence in the core at Columbia Business School.

Omar is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (France) and received an M.Sc. from Stanford University in 2000 and a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2008. Before joining Columbia, he was on the faculty at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Columbia Caseworks cases

H&K (2014)
Coauthor(s): Omar Besbes, Mark Broadie, Garrett J. van Ryzin

Tahoe Healthcare Systems (2014)
Coauthor(s): Omar Besbes, Mark Broadie, Garrett J. van Ryzin

DSS (2014)
Coauthor(s): Omar Besbes, Mark Broadie, Garrett J. van Ryzin

Pandora Internet Radio (2013)
Coauthor(s): Omar Besbes, Mark Broadie, Garrett J. van Ryzin

Beleza Natural (Traducción Español) (2013)
Coauthor(s): Omar Besbes, Nelson M. Fraiman, Marcelo Olivares, Maria J. Quinteros, Gabriel Y. Weintraub

Nomis Solutions (A and B) (2014)
Coauthor(s): Omar Besbes, Daizhuo Chen, Robert L. Phillips

Lean Operations: From Efficiency to Profit (2011)
Coauthor(s): Omar Besbes, Trevor Harris, Marcelo Olivares, Gabriel Weintraub

Beleza Natural (2012)
Coauthor(s): Omar Besbes, Nelson M. Fraiman, Marcelo Olivares, Maria Quinteros, Gabriel Weintraub

Emergency Department Congestion at Saintemarie University Hospital (2011)
Coauthor(s): Omar Besbes, Laurent Hublet, Carri Chan

Research

Journal articles

On Information Distortions in Online Ratings In Operations Research (forthcoming)
Coauthor(s): Omar Besbes, Marco Scarsini

Dynamic Pricing under Debt: Spiraling Distortions and Efficiency Losses In Management Science (forthcoming)
Coauthor(s): Omar Besbes, Dan Iancu, Nikos Trichakis

Contracting in Medical Equipment Maintenance Services: An Empirical Investigation In Management Science (forthcoming)
Coauthor(s): Tian Chan, Francis deVericourt, Omar Besbes

Product Assortment and Price Competition under Multinomial Logit Demand In Production and Operations Management (2016)
Coauthor(s): Omar Besbes, Denis Saure

Optimization in Online Content Recommendation Services: Beyond Click-Through-Rates In Manufacturing & Service Operations (2016)
Coauthor(s): Omar Besbes, Yonatan Gur, Assaf Zeevi

On the (Surprising) Sufficiency of Linear Models for Dynamic Pricing with Demand Learning In Management Science (2015)
Coauthor(s): Omar Besbes, Assaf Zeevi

Repeated Auctions with Budgets in Ad Exchanges: Approximations and Design In Management Science (2015)
Coauthor(s): Santiago Balseiro, Omar Besbes

Intertemporal Price Discrimination: Structure and Computation of Optimal Policies In Management Science (2015)
Coauthor(s): Omar Besbes, Ilan Lobel

Non-Stationary Stochastic Optimization In Operations Research (2015)
Coauthor(s): Omar Besbes, Yonatan Gur, Assaf Zeevi

Dynamic Pricing Strategies in the Presence of Demand Shifts In Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (2014)
Coauthor(s): Omar Besbes, Denis Saure

On implications of demand censoring in the newsvendor problem In Management Science (2013)
Coauthor(s): Omar Besbes, Alp Muharremoglu

Dynamic Pricing with Financial Milestones: Feedback-Form Policies In Management Science (2012)
Coauthor(s): Omar Besbes, Costis Maglaras

Blind Network Revenue Management In Operations Research (2012)
Coauthor(s): Omar Besbes, Assaf Zeevi

On the minimax complexity of pricing in a changing environment In Operations Research (2011)
Coauthor(s): Omar Besbes, Assaf Zeevi

Testing the Validity of a Demand Model: An Operations Perspective In Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (2010)
Coauthor(s): Omar Besbes, Assaf Zeevi

Dynamic Pricing Without Knowing the Demand Function: Risk Bounds and Near-Optimal Algorithms In Operations Research (2009)
Coauthor(s): Omar Besbes, Assaf Zeevi

Revenue Optimization for a Make-to-Order Queue in an Uncertain Market Environment In Operations Research (2009)
Coauthor(s): Omar Besbes, Costis Maglaras

Going Bunkers: The Joint Route Selection and Refueling Problem In Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (2009)
Coauthor(s): Omar Besbes, Sergei Savin

Working papers

Auctions in the Online Display Advertising Chain: A Case for Independent Campaign Management (2017)
Coauthor(s): Amine Allouah, Omar Besbes

The Exploration-Exploitation Trade-off in the Newsvendor Problem (2017)
Coauthor(s): Omar Besbes, Juan Manuel Chaneton, Ciamac Moallemi

Dynamic Mechanism Design with Budget Constrained Buyers Under Limited Commitment In Research Paper No. 16-10 (2016)
Coauthor(s): Santiago Balseiro, Omar Besbes

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