Leon Zhu

Associate Professor of Data Sciences and Operations Management
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PhD, MA, University of Florida; BA, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Leon Yang Zhu (Chu) is an operations management scholar whose research interests include contract and market mechanism design, game theory, and applied optimization. Professor Zhu's papers have been published in the American Economic Review, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economic Theory, Management Science, Operations Research, and Rand Journal of Economics.

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Leon Zhu, Noam Shamir, Hyoduk Shin () "Strategic Communication for Capacity Alignment with Pricing in a Supply Chain ,"  Management Science  63, 4366-4388.
Leon Zhu, Hamid Nazer-Zadeh, Heng Zhang () "Position Ranking and Auctions for Online Marketplaces ,"  R&R, Management Science.
Leon Zhu, Guang Li, Paat Rusmevichientong () "Optimal Pricing and Inventory Planning with Charitable Donations ,"  Manufacturing and Service Operations Management.
Lian Qi, Leon Zhu, Rachel Chen () "Quality Provision with Heterogeneous Consumer Reservation Utilities ,"  Production and Operations Management  25, 883-901.
Leon Zhu, David Sappington () "Contracting with Private Knowledge of Production Capacity ,"  Journal of Economics & Management Strategy  24, 752-785.
Leon Zhu, Yunzeng Wang () "Bundled Procurement for Technology Acquisition and Future Gain ,"  Manufacturing and Service Operations Management.
Leon Zhu, David Sappington () "Motivating Energy Suppliers to Promote Energy Conservation ,"  Journal of Regulatory Economics  43, 229-247.
Leon Zhu, Guoming Lai () "Salesforce Contracting under Demand Censorship ,"  Manufacturing and Service Operations Management  15, 320-334.
Achal Bassamboo, Leon Zhu, Ramandeep Randhawa () "Designing Flexible Systems Using a New Notion of Supermodularity ,"  Operations Research Letters  41, 107-111.
Leon Zhu, David Sappington () "Designing Optimal Gain Sharing Plans to Promote Energy Conservation ,"  Journal of Regulatory Economics  42, 115-134.
Leon Zhu, Hao Zhang () "Optimal Pre-order Strategy with Endogenous Information Control ,"  Management Science  57, 1055-1077.
Leon Zhu, David Sappington () "Contracting with Private Knowledge of Signal Quality ,"  Rand Journal of Economics  41, 244-269.
Leon Zhu, Zuo-Jun Shen () "A Power-of-two Ordering Policy for One-Warehouse Multi-Retailer Systems ,"  Operations Research  58, 492-502.
Leon Zhu, David Sappington () "Implementing High-Powered Contracts to Motivate Intertemporal Effort Supply ,"  Rand Journal of Economics  40, 296-316.
Leon Zhu () "Truthful Bundle/Multi-unit Double Auctions ,"  Management Science  55, 1184-1198.
Leon Zhu, David Sappington () "Procurement Contracts: Theory vs. Practice ,"  International Journal of Industrial Organization  27, 51-59.
Leon Zhu, J Shanthikumar, Zuo-Jun Shen () "Solving Operational Statistics via a Bayesian Analysis ,"  Operations Research Letters  36, 110-116.
Leon Zhu, Zuo-Jun Shen () "Truthful Double Auction Mechanisms ,"  Operations Research  56, 102-120.
Leon Zhu, David Sappington () "A Note on Optimal Procurement Contracts with Limited Direct Cost Inflation ,"  Journal of Economic Theory  137, 745-753.
Leon Zhu, Zuojun Shen () "Trade Reduction vs. Multi-Stage: A Comparison of Double Auction Design Approaches ,"  European Journal of Operational Research  180, 677-691.
Leon Zhu, David Sappington () "Simple Cost-Sharing Contracts ,"  American Economic Review  97, 419-428.
Leon Zhu, Zuo-Jun Shen () "Agent Competition Double-Auction Mechanism ,"  Management Science  52, 1215-1222.
Leon Zhu, Vernon Hsu, Zuo-Jun Shen () "An Economic Lot-Sizing Problem with Perishable Inventory and Economics of Sale Costs: Approximation Solutions and Worst Case Analysis ,"  Naval Research Logistics  52, 536-548.