Renyu (Philip) Zhang

Assistant Professor of Operations Management, NYU Shanghai

Global Network Assistant Professor, NYU



Renyu (Philip) Zhang is Assistant Professor of Operations Management, NYU Shanghai; Global Network Assistant Professor, NYU. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, he was a PhD candidate at Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis, where he holds a PhD in Business Administration (Operations Management). Professor Zhang also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Peking University.

Professor Zhang’s research interests are operations management under social interactions (e.g. social networks, sharing economy, and online markets) and sustainable operations.  His research work has appeared in Operations Research and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

Professor Zhang is a member of INFORMS, MSOM, APS, and POMS.

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Courses Taught

Comparative Advantage from Operations


Recent Publications

Dynamic Pricing and Inventory Management under Inventory-Dependent Demand, Operations Research, 62(5), 2014, 1077-1094 (with Nan Yang). 

Dynamic Pricing and Inventory Management under Fluctuating Procurement Costs, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 17(3), 2015, 321-334 (with Guang Xiao and Nan Yang). 

Dynamic Supply Risk Management with Signal-Based Forecast Multi-Sourcing, and Discretionary Selling, Production and Operations Management, 26(7), 2017, 1399-1415 (with Long Gao, Nan Yang, and Ting Luo). 

Trade-in Remanufacturing, Customer Purchasing Behavior, and Government Policy Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2017, Forthcoming (with Fuqiang Zhang).



Ph.D., Business Administration (Operations Management)
Washington University in St. Louis, 2016

B.Sc., Mathematics
Peking University, 2011


Languages: English, Chinese