Zhiji (Richard) Xu

Ph.D. Candidate

The Operations Department

Ph.D. in Operations Management, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (Expected 2018)
M.A. in Economics, Boston University
B.Sc. in Mathematics and Economics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

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Areas of Expertise: Advanced analytics, statistical modeling, data visualization, data-driven operations mangement, retail operations, operations-marketing interface

Work in progress:

  • The Hidden Costs of Dynamic Pricing: Empirical Evidence from Online Retailing in Emerging Markets (SSRN Link)
  • The Effect of Illicit Cash on Online Retail: Evidence from the 2016 Indian Demonetization

Prof. Antonio Moreno-Garcia

Richard Xu is a Ph.D. candidate in Operations Management at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Prior to joining Kellogg, he was a doctoral student in Economics at Boston University. He obtained his bachelor's degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).
He has been passionate about using data analytics to identify and solve business problems. During his Ph.D. career, he collaborated with an international retailer in multiple projects, analyzing millions of sales data and identifying cost saving opportunities of over $3 million per year.
He is interested in pursuing a career in business analytics or data science, with the start date around July 2018.

Contact Information

Kellogg Global Hub
2211 Campus Drive, Suite 4166
Evanston, IL 60208


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