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, and I'm joining Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University as an Assistant Professor of Operations Management starting summer 2023.
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 (2022).

  • Second Place, CSAMSE Best Paper Award Competition, 2021
  • Third Place, Wharton People Analytics White Paper Competition, 2021
  • Finalist, AOM Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division (MOC) Best Student-led Paper, 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, Fuqiang Zhang, Yujie Chen and Haoyuan Hu, Under Review.

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
    • Workshop on Empirical Research in Operations Management, Philadelphia, PA, 2022
    • 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
    • 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