Lauren Xiaoyuan Lu

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Capacity addition and withdrawal decisions are among the most important strategic decisions made by …rms in oligopolistic industries. In this paper, we develop and analyze a fully dynamic model of an oligopolistic industry with lumpy capacity and lumpy investment/disinvestment. We use our model to suggest answers to two questions. First, what economic(More)
M oving production to low-wage countries may reduce manufacturing costs, but it increases logistics costs and is subject to foreign trade barriers, among others. This paper studies a manufacturer's multimarket facility network design problem and investigates the offshoring decision from a network capacity investment perspective. We analyze a firm that(More)
W e study how rework routing together with wage and piece-rate compensation can strengthen incentives for quality. Traditionally, rework is assigned back to the agent who generates the defect (in a self-routing scheme) or to another agent dedicated to rework (in a dedicated routing scheme). In contrast, a novel cross-routing scheme allocates rework to a(More)
We consider a supply chain in which a supplier sells products to multiple retailers. When orders from the retailers exceed the supplier's capacity, she must employ an allocation mechanism to balance supply and demand. In particular, we consider a commonly used allocation scheme in the automobile industry: turn-and-earn, which uses past sales to allocate(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o Keywords: Capacity investment and disinvestment Demand uncertainty Strategic uncertainty Dynamic stochastic games Markov-perfect equilibrium Even mature industries seldom settle down into a long-run steady state. Fluctuations in demand disrupt the status quo and call for firms to adjust their capacities on an ongoing basis. We(More)
Aquaporin-1 (AQP1) is the principle water channel in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) and is specifically localized to Schwann cells in the PNS. However, the pathophysiological role of AQP1 in peripheral nerves is poorly understood. Here, we utilized RNA interference by lentiviral transduction to specifically down-regulate AQP1 expression and a(More)
We analyze a dynamic bargaining game between a seller and a buyer, who negotiate over quantity and payment to trade for a product. Both firms are impatient, and they alternate in making a contract offer until an agreement is reached. The buyer is privately informed about his type, which can be either high or low, with respect to the property of the(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o Keywords: Capacity investment and disinvestment Demand uncertainty Strategic uncertainty Dynamic stochastic games Markov-perfect equilibrium Even mature industries seldom settle down into a long-run steady state. Fluctuations in demand disrupt the status quo and call for firms to adjust their capacities on an ongoing basis. We(More)