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Prof. Dr. Elena Katok

Member of the International Faculty

Ashbel Smith Professor, Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX 

Academic Positions

2012-Present 

Ashbel Smith Professor, Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX.The Center and Laboratory for Behavioral Operations and Economics (LBOE), Jindal School of Management, UT Dallas, co-director.

2008-2012 

Calvin E. and Pamela T. Zimmerman Endowed Fellow and Professor of Supply Chain Management, Smeal College of Business, Penn State University, University Park, PA.

Laboratory for Economic Management and Auctions (LEMA), Smeal College of Business, PSU, co-director.

2004-2008 

Associate Professor with tenure, Smeal College of Business, Penn State University, University Park, PA. 

2007 

Visiting Scholar, University of Cologne, Germany.1999- 2004 Assistant Professor, Smeal College of Business, Penn State University, University Park, PA. 

2000- 2001 

Visiting Scholar, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 

1997-1998 

Assistant Professor of Operations Research, Division of Economics and Business, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO. 

1996 -1997 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Operations Management, School of Management, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY. 

 

Education

1996 Ph.D., Department of Management Science and Information Systems, Penn State University, University Park, PA. 

1992 MBA, Smeal College of Business, Penn State University, University Park, PA. 

1987 B.S., Business Administration with emphasis in finance and economics, University of California, Berkeley, CA. 

 

Research Expertise

  • Market design and strategic procurement
  • Behavioral operations management

Teaching Expertise

  • Operations and supply chain management: strategic procurement, supply chain coordination, inventory management, production planning and scheduling.

Honors and Awards

  • Winner of the 2000 Franz Edelman Award for achievement in the practice of OR&MS.

Personal

Naturalized U.S. Citizen, 1982.

Born March 27, 1966 Moscow, Russia. Fluent and literate in Russian; Married to Gary Bolton, 1 child.

 

Contribution to the KPA II:

She is working in two areas with other members of the KPA. In one area, they are examining ways to design supply chain contract that account for behavioral regularities. 

In a second area of research, they are studying ways to design procurement auctions and how auction rules and the amount of information available to bidders affects auction performance.