Omar Besbes

Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations

New York, NY

United States

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Scholarly Papers (31)

1.

On the (Surprising) Sufficiency of Linear Models for Dynamic Pricing with Demand Learning

Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 12-5
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 12 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2014
Omar Besbes and Assaf Zeevi
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations and Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations
Downloads 946 (29,968)
Citation 32

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model misspecification, inference, price optimization, revenue management, myopic pricing

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Repeated Auctions with Budgets in Ad Exchanges: Approximations and Design

NET Institute Working Paper No. 12-11, Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 12/55
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 21 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2014
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations, Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations and Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Downloads 941 (30,170)
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auction design, revenue management, ad exchange, display advertising, internet, budget constraints, dynamic games, mean field, fluid approximation

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On Information Distortions in Online Ratings

Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 13-36
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 17 May 2013 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2016
Omar Besbes and Marco Scarsini
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations and LUISS, Dipartimento di Economia e Finanza
Downloads 745 (41,672)
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online reviews, quality biases, stochastic approximation, stochastic order, sequential analysis, manipulation

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Non-Stationary Stochastic Optimization

Operations Research. 2015, Vol. 63 (5), Pages 1227-1244.
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 20 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2015
Omar Besbes, Yonatan Gur and Assaf Zeevi
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations
Downloads 693 (45,929)
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stochastic approximation, non-stationary, minimax regret, online convex optimization

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Optimization in Online Content Recommendation Services: Beyond Click-Through Rates

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 2016, Vol. 18 (1), Pages 15-33. , Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 14-33
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 01 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2016
Omar Besbes, Yonatan Gur and Assaf Zeevi
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations
Downloads 668 (48,271)
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online services, dynamic assortment selection, data-driven optimization, recommendation systems, content marketing, digital marketing, path data.

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Surge Pricing and Its Spatial Supply Response

Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 18-25
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 27 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 20 May 2019
Omar Besbes, Francisco Castro and Ilan Lobel
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and New York University (NYU)
Downloads 600 (55,465)
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Spatial Pricing, Revenue Management, Ride-Hailing, Strategic Supply, Market Design

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On Implications of Demand Censoring in the Newsvendor Problem

Management Science, June 2013, Vol. 59, No. 6, 1407-1424, Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 12-7
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 12 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2013
Omar Besbes and Alp Muharremoglu
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations and University of Texas at Dallas - Naveen Jindal School of Management
Downloads 517 (66,786)
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inventory management, newsvendor, estimation, nonparametric, demand censoring

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Intertemporal Price Discrimination: Structure and Computation of Optimal Policies

Management Science, Vol. 61, No. 1, January 2015, pp. 92–110., Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 12/46
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 08 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2015
Omar Besbes and Ilan Lobel
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations and New York University (NYU)
Downloads 494 (70,714)
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pricing, optimization, intertemporal pricing, price discrimination, strategic consumers, stockpiling

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Dynamic Mechanism Design with Budget Constrained Buyers Under Limited Commitment

Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 16-10
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 22 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2018
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations, Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations and Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Downloads 474 (74,349)
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dynamic mechanism design, limited commitment, budget constraints, fluid approximation, display advertising, internet auctions, revenue management

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Dynamic Pricing Without Knowing the Demand Function: Risk Bounds and Near-Optimal Algorithms

Operations Research, Vol. 57, No. 6, pp. 1407-1420, November-December 2009, Columbia Business School Research Paper
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 19 Oct 2011
Omar Besbes and Assaf Zeevi
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations and Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations
Downloads 437 (81,938)
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The Exploration-Exploitation Trade-off in the Newsvendor Problem

Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 14-61
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 26 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2019
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations, Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations and Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations
Downloads 355 (104,187)
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demand censoring, inventory management, dynamic learning, finite time analysis, newsvendor, myopic policy, exploration-exploitation trade-off, Bayesian analysis

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Prior-Independent Optimal Auctions

Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 18-24
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 23 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2019
Amine Allouah and Omar Besbes
Facebook and Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations
Downloads 354 (104,525)
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optimal auctions, limited information, prior-independent, robust mechanism design, competitive ratio, dominant strategy incentive compatibility, regular distributions, monotone hazard rate distributions

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Shapley Meets Uniform: An Axiomatic Framework for Attribution in Online Advertising

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 10 Jun 2019
Dartmouth College, Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations, INSEAD, Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
Downloads 351 (105,436)

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digital economy, online advertising, attribution, Markov chain, Shapley value, causality

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Pricing with Samples

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 19 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2021
Amine Allouah, Achraf Bahamou and Omar Besbes
Facebook, Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations
Downloads 345 (107,511)
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Pricing, data-driven decision-making, robust pricing, value of information, market research, monotone hazard rate distributions, regular distributions, approximation ratio.

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Spatial Capacity Planning

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 13 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2019
Omar Besbes, Francisco Castro and Ilan Lobel
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and New York University (NYU)
Downloads 344 (107,884)
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heavy traffic, queueing, capacity sizing, staffing, spatial operations, QED regime, ride-hailing, ride-sharing, asymptotic analysis

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Dynamic Pricing Strategies in the Presence of Demand Shifts

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2014, 16(4):513-528, Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 13-67
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 16 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2016
Omar Besbes and Denis Saure
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations and University of Chile - Industrial Engineering
Downloads 332 (112,238)
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revenue management, dynamic pricing, non-stationary demand, model uncertainty

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Optimal Exploration-Exploitation in a Multi-Armed-Bandit Problem with Non-Stationary Rewards

Stochastic Systems 9 (4), 319-337 (2019)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 15 May 2014 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2020
Omar Besbes, Yonatan Gur and Assaf Zeevi
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations
Downloads 314 (119,153)
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Multi-armed bandit, exploration/exploitation, non-stationary, minimax regret

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Product Assortment and Price Competition Under Multinomial Logit Demand

Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 15-5
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 26 Dec 2014
Omar Besbes and Denis Saure
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations and University of Chile - Industrial Engineering
Downloads 292 (128,711)
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assortment planning, competition, choice models, multinomial Logit, pricing

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Contracting in Medical Equipment Maintenance Services: An Empirical Investigation

ESMT Working Paper No. 14-05
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 11 Sep 2014
Emory University - Goizueta Business School, ESMT European School of Management and Technology and Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations
Downloads 254 (149,135)
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Maintenance repair, service contracting, co-production, empirical operations management, service chain value, healthcare industry

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Testing the Validity of a Demand Model: An Operations Perspective

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 162-183, Winter 2010 , Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 11-18
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 19 Oct 2011
Omar Besbes, Robert Phillips and Assaf Zeevi
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations, Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations and Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations
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Auctions in the Online Display Advertising Chain: A Case for Independent Campaign Management

Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 17-60
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 19 May 2017 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2017
Amine Allouah and Omar Besbes
Facebook and Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations
Downloads 229 (164,225)
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Auction Design, Revenue Management, Value Chain, Intermediaries, Internet Display Advertising, Demand Side Platforms, Collusion

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Dynamic Pricing with Financial Milestones: Feedback-Form Policies

Management Science, Forthcoming, Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 12-8
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 12 Jan 2012
Omar Besbes and Costis Maglaras
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations and Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations
Downloads 207 (180,679)
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Revenue management, dynamic pricing, market uncertainty, estimation, feedback, real estate, asymptotic analysis

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On the Minimax Complexity of Pricing in a Changing Environment

Operations Research, Vol. 59, No. 1, pp. 66-79, 2011, Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 12-6
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 12 Jan 2012
Omar Besbes and Assaf Zeevi
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations and Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations
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pricing, nonstationary demand, estimation, detection, change-point, price experimentation

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Pricing Analytics for Rotable Spare Parts

Forthcoming, INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics , Columbia Business School Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 06 Nov 2019 Last Revised: 29 May 2020
Omar Besbes, Adam N. Elmachtoub and Yunjie Sun
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research & Data Science Institute, Columbia University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 169 (216,387)
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price optimization, reusable resources, rotable spare parts, large-scale implementation, analytics

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Dynamic Pricing Under Debt: Spiraling Distortions and Efficiency Losses

Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 16-29, Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 16-46
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 09 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 24 May 2017
Omar Besbes, Dan Iancu and Nikolaos Trichakis
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Downloads 144 (247,244)
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dynamic pricing, debt, pricing distortions, channel efficiency, firm value, spiral-down

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Blind Network Revenue Management

Operations Research, 2012, 60(6):1537-1550
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 12 Dec 2014
Omar Besbes and Assaf Zeevi
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations and Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations
Downloads 142 (250,026)
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revenue management; network; pricing; nonparametric estimation; minimax; learning; asymptotic optimality; curse of dimensionality

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Optimal Pricing with a Single Point

Number of pages: 75 Posted: 11 Mar 2021
Amine Allouah, Achraf Bahamou and Omar Besbes
Facebook, Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations
Downloads 131 (266,105)

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pricing, data-driven algorithms, conversion rate, limited information, randomized algorithms

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Revenue Optimization for a Make-to-Order Queue in an Uncertain Market Environment

Operations Research, Vol. 57, No. 6, pp. 1407-1450., November-December 2009, Columbia Business School Research Paper
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 19 Oct 2011
Omar Besbes and Costis Maglaras
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations and Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations
Downloads 114 (294,471)
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Contextual Inverse Optimization: Offline and Online Learning

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 10 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2021
Omar Besbes, Yuri Fonseca and Ilan Lobel
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations, Columbia Business School and New York University (NYU)
Downloads 83 (361,947)

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contextual optimization, online optimization, imitation learning, inverse optimization, learning from revealed preferences, data-driven decision-making

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Going Bunkers: The Joint Route Selection and Refueling Problem

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 694-711, Fall 2009, Columbia Business School Research Paper
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 19 Oct 2011
Omar Besbes and Sergei Savin
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations and Columbia University - Columbia Business School
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How Big Should Your Data Really Be? Data-Driven Newsvendor and the Transient of Learning

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 08 Jul 2021
Omar Besbes and Omar Mouchtaki
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations and Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations
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Limited data, data-driven decisions, minimax regret, approximation ratio, sample average approximation, empirical optimization, finite samples, robust optimization