Working Papers

"Dynamic Mechanism Design under Positive Commitment," I. Lobel and R. Paes Leme.

"Multidimensional Binary Search for Contextual Decision-making," I. Lobel, R. Paes Leme and A. Vladu.
Accepted as a working paper to the ACM Conference on Economics & Computation (EC), 2017.

"Dynamic Pricing with Heterogeneous Patience Levels," I. Lobel, under major revision at Operations Research.

"Feature-based Dynamic Pricing," M. Cohen, I. Lobel and R. Paes Leme, under second major revision at Management Science.
Accepted as a working paper to the ACM Conference on Economics & Computation (EC), 2016.

Published and Accepted Papers

"Customer Referral Incentives and Social Media," I. Lobel, E. Sadler and L. Varshney, Management Science, vol. 63, no. 10, pp. 3514-3529, 2017.
Accepted as a working paper to the ACM Conference on Economics & Computation (EC), 2015.
Online appendix.

"Optimal Long-Term Supply Contracts with Asymmetric Demand Information," I. Lobel and W. Xiao, Operations Research, technical note, vol. 65, no. 5, pp. 1275-1284, 2017.
Online appendix.

"Intertemporal Pricing under Minimax Regret," R. Caldentey, Y. Liu and I. Lobel, Operations Research, vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 104-129, 2017.
An earlier version of this paper was entitled "Intertemporal Pricing without Priors."
Online appendix.

"Preferences, Homophily, and Social Learning," I. Lobel and E. Sadler, Operations Research, vol. 64, no. 3, pp. 564-584, 2016.

"Optimizing Product Launches in the Presence of Strategic Consumers," I. Lobel, J. Patel, G. Vulcano and J. Zhang, Management Science, vol. 62, no. 6, pp. 1778-1799, 2016.
Online appendix.

"Information Diffusion in Networks Through Social Learning," I. Lobel and E. Sadler, Theoretical Economics, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 807-851, 2015.
Accepted as a working paper to the ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC), 2013.
An earlier version of this paper was entitled "Social Learning and Aggregate Network Uncertainty."

"Intertemporal Price Discrimination: Structure and Computation of Optimal Policies," O. Besbes and I. Lobel, Management Science, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 92-110, 2015.
Online appendix.

"Optimal Multiperiod Pricing with Service Guarantees," C. Borgs, O. Candogan, J. Chayes, I. Lobel and H. Nazerzadeh, Management Science, vol. 60, no. 7, pp. 1792-1811, 2014.
Accepted as a working paper to the Workshop on Internet and Network Economics (WINE), 2011.
Online appendix.

"Optimal Dynamic Mechanism Design and the Virtual Pivot Mechanism," S. Kakade, I. Lobel and H. Nazerzadeh, Operations Research, vol. 61, no. 3, pp. 837-854, 2013.
Winner of the 2014 Revenue Management and Pricing Section Prize.
Associated article in SIGecom Exchanges.
An earlier version of this paper was entitled "An Optimal Dynamic Mechanism for Multi-Armed Bandit Processes."
Online appendix.

"Bayesian Learning in Social Networks," D. Acemoglu, M. Dahleh, I. Lobel and A. Ozdaglar, The Review of Economic Studies, vol. 78, no. 4, pp. 1201-1236, 2011.
Most cited paper in 2013 published in The Review of Economics Studies in 2011 or 2012.
Online appendix.

"Distributed Multi-Agent Optimization with State-Dependent Communication," I. Lobel, A. Ozdaglar and D. Feijer, Mathematical Programming, vol. 129, no. 2, pp. 255-284, 2011.
Online appendix.

"Distributed Subgradient Methods for Convex Optimization over Random Networks," I. Lobel and A. Ozdaglar. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 56, no. 6, pp. 1291-1306, 2011.
Conference version in Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing.

"Rate of Convergence of Learning in Social Networks," I. Lobel, D. Acemoglu, M. Dahleh and A. Ozdaglar, Proceedings of the American Control Conference (ACC), 2009.