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  • Shum, Wanhang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    In the past decade, we have seen significant increase in the level of outsourcing in many industries. This increase in the level of outsourcing increases the importance of implementing effective contracts in supply chains. ...
  • Wei, Yehua, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The long chain has been an important concept in the design of flexible processes. This design concept, as well as other sparse flexibility structures, have been applied by the automotive and other industries as a way to ...
  • Hall, William D. (William David), 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Figueroa Rodriguez, Cristian Ricardo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In the first part of this thesis, the objective is to identify optimal bidding strategies in the wholesale electricity market. We consider asymmetric producers submitting bids to a system operator. The system operator ...
  • Haugh, Martin B. (Martin Brendan), 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    This thesis consists of three essays that apply techniques of operations research to problems in financial engineering. In particular, we study problems in portfolio optimization and options pricing. The first essay is ...
  • Lu, Ye, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    In a multi-product market, if one product stocks out, consumers may substitute to competing products. In this thesis, we use an axiomatic approach to characterize a price-dependent demand substitution rule, and provide a ...
  • Goundan, Pranava Raja (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    (cont.) In the second part of the thesis, we focus on the design and analysis of simple, possibly non-coordinating contracts in a single-supplier, multi-retailer supply chain where retailers make both pricing and inventory ...
  • Taylor, Jonathan David, 1969- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
  • Zaretsky, M. (Marina) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    In the first part of the thesis we combine ideas from cutting plane and interior point methods to solve variational inequality problems efficiently. In particular, we introduce "smarter" cuts into two general methods for ...
  • El Alj, Yasmine, 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
  • Guo, Jingqiang Charles (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    The growth of Low Fare Carriers (LFCs) has encouraged many airlines to remove fare restrictions (such as advance purchase requirements and Saturday-night stays) on many of their fare class products, leading to the ...
  • Guo, Kenrick (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    In this thesis, we examine some puzzles in finance from an evolutionary perspective. We first provide a literature review of evolutionary psychology, and discuss three main findings; the frequentist hypothesis, applications ...
  • Trichakis, Nikolaos K (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This thesis deals with two basic issues in resource allocation problems. The first issue pertains to how one approaches the problem of designing the "right" objective for a given resource allocation problem. The notion of ...
  • Howard, Nicholas J. (Nicholas Jacob) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This thesis considers the problem of optimally influencing social networks in Afghanistan as part of ongoing counterinsurgency efforts. The social network is analyzed using a discrete time agent based model. Each agent has ...
  • Chhaochhria, Pallav (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Our work is motivated by real-world planning challenges faced by a manufacturer of industrial products. In the first part of the thesis, we study a multi-product serial-flow production line that operates in a low-volume, ...
  • Mostagir, Mohamed (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis is divided into two parts sharing the common theme of fully polynomial time approximation schemes. In the first part, we introduce a generic approach for devising fully polynomial time approximation schemes for ...
  • Kaminski, Kathryn Margaret (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Investors commonly use stopping rules to help them get in and out of their investment positions. Despite their widespread use and support from behavioral finance, there has been little discussion of their impact on portfolio ...
  • Dunkel, Juliane (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    In this thesis, we examine theoretical aspects of the Gomory-Chvátal closure of polyhedra. A Gomory-Chvátal cutting plane for a polyhedron P is derived from any rational inequality that is valid for P by shifting the ...
  • Von Nordenflycht, Andrew Gustaf, 1969- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    Theorists suggest the rising value of human capital will mean greater participation by employees in the ownership and governance of firms. This thesis explores aspects of these claims by analyzing the competitive effects ...
  • Gaudet, Megan Brett (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    The purpose of this thesis is to explore various harmonization scenarios for North Atlantic en route user charges. The current charging system involves eight countries, each with their own method for computing user charges. ...
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