Ningyuan Chen

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management

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1.

Loot Box Pricing and Design

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 05 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2021
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research & Data Science Institute, Columbia University, University of Pittsburgh - Katz Graduate School of Business and HKU Business School, The University of Hong Kong
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e-commerce, bundling, video games, loot boxes, probabilistic selling

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Welfare Analysis of Dynamic Pricing

Management Science, 2018
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 30 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2018
Ningyuan Chen and Guillermo Gallego
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and CUHK-SZ
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Dynamic Pricing, Revenue Management, Consumers' Surplus, Social Welfare, Pareto Efficiency

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Data-Driven Revenue Management: The Interplay of Data, Model, and Decisions

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 18 Jan 2023 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2023
Ningyuan Chen and Ming Hu
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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Privacy-Preserving Personalized Recommender Systems

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 13 Sep 2022 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2023
Xingyu Fu, Ningyuan Chen, Pin Gao and Yang Li
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, School of Data Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen and University of Western Ontario - Richard Ivey School of Business
Downloads 620 (82,206)
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differential privacy, personalization, product recommendations, socially-responsible operations

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Capacitated SIR Model with an Application to COVID-19 Testing

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 22 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2022
Ningyuan Chen, Ming Hu and Chaoyu Zhang
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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COVID-19, testing capacity, compartmental model, SIR, structural result

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Using Neural Networks to Guide Data-Driven Operational Decisions

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 26 Sep 2022 Last Revised: 03 Jan 2024
Ningyuan Chen, Saman Lagzi and Joseph Milner
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, UNC - Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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Deep Neural Networks, data-driven, newsvendor problem, product pricing, staffing

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A Partitioning Algorithm for Markov Decision Processes with Applications to Market Microstructure

Forthcoming in Management Science
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 29 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 16 May 2020
Ningyuan Chen, Steven Kou and Chun Wang
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Boston University and Tsinghua University, School of Economics and Management
Downloads 584 (88,682)
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Markov chains, Large order execution, Electricity trading/production, Partitioning, Quadratic stochastic programming

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Model-Free Assortment Pricing with Transaction Data

Forthcoming in Management Science
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 18 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 16 May 2022
Ningyuan Chen, Andre Augusto Cire, Ming Hu and Saman Lagzi
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto at Scarborough - Division of Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and UNC - Kenan-Flagler Business School
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data-driven, incentive-compatible, robust optimization, product pricing; small data

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Component Pricing with a Bundle Size Discount

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 16 Feb 2022 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2023
Ningyuan Chen, Xiaobo Li, Zechao Li and Chun Wang
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, National University of Singapore, Tsinghua University - Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management and Tsinghua University, School of Economics and Management
Downloads 533 (99,448)
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bundle pricing, mixed integer programming

10.

Duopoly Competition with Network Effects in Discrete Choice Models

Operations Research
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 29 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2021
Ningyuan Chen and Ying-Ju Chen
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management
Downloads 501 (107,255)
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duopoly competition, network effects, multinomial logit model, Cournot competition

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Impact of Network Structure on New Service Pricing

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 31 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 18 Jan 2021
Yale School of Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Yale School of Management and Yale School of Management
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Local Network Effects, Network Externality, Service Pricing

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Reviews and Self-selection Bias with Operational Implications

Forthcoming in Management Science
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 25 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 31 Aug 2020
Ningyuan Chen, Anran Li, Anran Li and Kalyan Talluri
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Imperial College Business School
Downloads 383 (146,662)
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social learning, bounded rationality, choice probability, assortment optimization, pricing, process variability

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The Use of Binary Choice Forests to Model and Estimate Discrete Choices

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 02 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2024
Ningyuan Chen, Guillermo Gallego and Zhuodong Tang
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, CUHK-SZ and Department of Industrial Engineering & Decision Analytics
Downloads 348 (162,954)
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machine learning, online retailing, discrete choice model, data driven, random forest

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Data Privacy in Pricing: Estimation Bias and Implications

Number of pages: 71 Posted: 05 Jul 2023 Last Revised: 22 Apr 2024
Ningyuan Chen, Ming Hu, Jialin Li and Sheng Liu
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Rotman School of Management and Rotman School of Management
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Privacy, Personalized Pricing, Model Estimation, Revenue Management

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Dealership or Marketplace with Fulfillment Services: A Dynamic Comparison

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 23 Jan 2024 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2024
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, CUHK-SZ, School of Data Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Boston University
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dynamic pricing, business models, dynamic game, Markov perfect equilibrium, structural properties

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Can customer arrival rates be modelled by sine waves?

Service Science/Stochastic Systems joint special issue
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 01 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 22 Aug 2023
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Emory University - Goizueta Business School, Emory University - Goizueta Business SchoolEmory University - Dept of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics and The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Business and Economics
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queues; arrival rate estimation; spectral estimation; Fourier analysis; nonhomogeneous Poisson process; emergency departments; call centres

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A Primal-dual Learning Algorithm for Personalized Dynamic Pricing with an Inventory Constraint

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 02 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2020
Ningyuan Chen and Guillermo Gallego
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and CUHK-SZ
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network revenue management, multi-armed bandit, learning and earning, dynamic pricing, online retailing

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Boosted Nonparametric Hazards with Time-Dependent Covariates

Annals of Statistics 49:4:2101-2128 (2021)
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 28 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2021
Emory University - Goizueta Business SchoolEmory University - Dept of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University College London - Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Downloads 225 (254,000)
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survival analysis; gradient boosting; functional data; step-size shrinkage; regression trees; likelihood functional; queuing transition rates; emergency departments

19.

Dynamic Pricing with Money Back Guarantees

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 10 Apr 2019
Ningyuan Chen and Yan Liu
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and School of Management, University of Science and Technology of China
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Revenue Management, Dynamic Pricing, Money Back Guarantee, Product Return

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Assortment Optimization for the Multinomial Logit Model with Repeated Customer Interactions

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 02 Aug 2023 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2023
Ningyuan Chen, Pin Gao, Chenhao Wang and Yao Wang
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, School of Data Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU)
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repeated customer interactions, multinomial logit, sequential recommendation, assortment optimization, discrete choice models

21.

Does the Prohibition of Trade-Through Hurt Liquidity Demanders?

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 24 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2021
Ningyuan Chen, Pin Gao and Steven Kou
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, School of Data Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Boston University
Downloads 199 (284,615)

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Optimal order execution, order routing, dynamic programming

22.

Adaptive Seamless Dose-Finding Trials

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 22 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 12 May 2021
Ningyuan Chen and Amin Khademi
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Clemson University
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Dose-Finding, Joint Efficacy and Toxicity, Continuum-Armed Bandit, Dose Escalation, Upper Confidence Bound

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Does Loss Aversion Preclude Price Variation?

Forthcoming in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 05 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2018
Ningyuan Chen and Javad Nasiry
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and McGill University
Downloads 162 (341,186)
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behavioral pricing, loss aversion, cyclic pricing, markdown management, retailing

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Super-resolution Estimation of Cyclic Arrival Rates

Annals of Statistics 47:3:1754-1775 (2019)
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 28 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2019
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Emory University - Goizueta Business SchoolEmory University - Dept of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics and Yale University
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arrival rate estimation; spectral estimation; super-resolution frequency recovery; periodogram; window function; thresholding; nonhomogeneous Poisson process; queueing theory

25.

Income Pools for Superstar Markets

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 01 Nov 2023
Timothy Chan, Ningyuan Chen and Craig Fernandes
University of Toronto, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department
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income pools, risk sharing, expected utility, stochastic dominance, contracts

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Learning Customer Preferences from Bundle Sales Data

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 04 Jun 2023
Ningyuan Chen, Setareh Farajollahzadeh and Guan Wang
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, McGill University - Desautels Faculty of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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EM algorithm, bundle, estimation, censored demand, clustering

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Algorithmic Decision-Making Safeguarded by Human Knowledge

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 4281867
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 22 Nov 2022
Ningyuan Chen, Ming Hu and Wenhao Li
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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algorithmic decision, human knowledge, model misspecification, data contamination

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Optimal Dynamic Clearing for Interbank Payments

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 08 Feb 2023 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2024
Shuzhen Chen, Opher Baron and Ningyuan Chen
Central South University - School of Business, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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dynamic programming, inventory management, interbank payments, clearing policy

29.

Nonparametric Pricing Analytics with Customer Covariates

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 16 May 2018 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2020
Ningyuan Chen and Guillermo Gallego
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and CUHK-SZ
Downloads 86 (543,288)
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multi-armed bandit, dynamic pricing, online learning, regret analysis, contextual information

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Simultaneous vs. Sequential Product Release

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 23 Sep 2022 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2024
Independent, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, McGill University - Desautels Faculty of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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buzz, social learning, product release,sequential learning, reviews

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A Sequential Recommendation and Selection Model

Posted: 17 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2020
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, CUHK-SZ, School of Data Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Satisficing Choice Rule, Patience Levels, Sequential Recommendations, Sequential Selections

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Deep Reinforcement Learning for Online Assortment Customization: A Data-Driven Approach

Number of pages: 45
Tao Li, Chenhao Wang, Yao Wang, Shaojie Tang and Ningyuan Chen
Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU) - School of Management, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), University of Texas at Dallas - Naveen Jindal School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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online assortment, customization, deep reinforcement learning, simulation, reusable products