Hi, I’m Bing Bai

I am a Ph.D. candidate of Supply Chain, Operations, and Technology at Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis. My research focuses on data-driven problems in the digitization of online platforms. I implement field experiments, and use structural models, causal inference and machine learning to study human behaviors and the human-algorithm connections on platforms.

Research Interests

Online Platforms, Human-algorithm Connection

Education

  • Ph.D. Candidate in Supply Chain, Operations, and Technology, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis, 2017–2023 (expected)
  • B.S. in Mathematics and Physics, Tsinghua University, 2013–2017

Research

Papers

1. “ The Impacts of Algorithmic Work Assignment on Fairness Perceptions and Productivity: Evidence from Field Experiments ,” with Hengchen Dai, Dennis J. Zhang and Fuqiang Zhang, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, forthcoming.

  • Second Place, CSAMSE Best Paper Award Competition, 2021
  • Third Place, Wharton People Analytics White Paper Competition, 2021
  • One of the best accepted papers, Academy of Management Annual Meeting program, 2021
  • MSOM SCM SIG Conference, 2021
  • Finalist, CBOM Junior Scholar Paper Competition, 2020

2. “ The Value of Logistic Flexibility in E-commerce ,” with Tat Y. Chan, Dennis J. Zhang and Fuqiang Zhang, Job Market Paper.

3. “Motivating E-commerce Sustainability: Structural Estimation From a Package Recycling Program,” with Tat Y. Chan, Dennis J. Zhang and Fuqiang Zhang, Work in Progress.

4. “Learning in Crowdfunding: Evidence from Field Experiments on Kickstarter,” with Nick Clyde and Dennis J. Zhang, Work in Progress.

Conference Presentations

  • The Value of Logistic Flexibility in E-commerce.
    • INFORMS Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 2022 (scheduled)
    • AOM Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2022
    • POMS International Meeting, Virtual Conference, 2022
    • ISMS Marketing Science Conference, Virtual Conference, 2022
    • POMS Annual Meeting, Virtual Conference, 2022
    • INFORMS Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, 2021
    • INFORMS Annual Meeting, Virtual Conference, 2020
  • The Impacts of Algorithmic Work Assignment on Fairness Perceptions and Productivity: Evidence from Field Experiments.
    • INFORMS Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 2022 (scheduled)
    • POMS Annual Meeting, Virtual Conference, 2022
    • Psychology of Technology Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, 2021
    • INFORMS Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, 2021
    • Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Virtual Conference, 2021
    • International Annual Conference of CSAMSE, Virtual Conference, 2021
    • MSOM SCM SIG Conference, Virtual Conference, 2021
    • POMS Annual Conference, Virtual Conference, 2021
    • INFORMS Annual Meeting, Virtual Conference, 2020

Service

  • Reviewer for Management Science
  • Session chair
    • 2022 INFORMS Annual Meeting
    • 2022 ISMS Marketing Science Conference
    • 2022 POMS Annual Conference
    • 2021 INFORMS Annual Meeting

Awards

Contact

You can find me via email: bing.bai@wustl.edu

Office: Knight Hall 401, 1 Brookings Dr., St. Louis, MO 63130