Prof. Dr. Elena Katok
Member of the International Faculty
Ashbel Smith Professor, Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX
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.
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.
Associate Professor with tenure, Smeal College of Business, Penn State University, University Park, PA.
Visiting Scholar, University of Cologne, Germany.1999- 2004 Assistant Professor, Smeal College of Business, Penn State University, University Park, PA.
Visiting Scholar, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA
Assistant Professor of Operations Research, Division of Economics and Business, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Operations Management, School of Management, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY.
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.
- Market design and strategic procurement
- Behavioral operations management
- 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.
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.