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Suresh P. Sethi

•   Journal Articles   •

Categorized in four areas:

bullet Operations Management
bullet Finance and Economics
bullet Marketing
bullet Optimization Theory and Miscellaneous Applications

Other Publications (download Resume for a complete listing)


  1. Bensoussan, A., Wang, S., and Sethi, S.P., "A Stationary Infinite-Horizon Supply Contract under Asymmetric Inventory Information," Operations Research, 2020. (Major Revision)
  2. El Ouardighi, F., Khmelnitsky, E., and Sethi, S.P., "Epidemic Control with Endogenous Treatment Capability Under Popular Discontent and Social Fatigue," Production and Operations Management, 2021. (Under second round of review)
  3. Li, X., Zuidwijk, R., Koster, R., and Sethi, S.P., "Capacity Deployment for Upward Line Extensions in a Competitive Market," Production and Operations Management, 2021. (Major Revision)(SSRN)
  4. Zhang, J., Sethi, S.P., Choi, T.M., and Cheng, T.C.E., "Pareto Optimality and Contract Dependence in Supply Chain Coordination with Risk-Averse Agents," Production and Operations Management , 2021. (Major Revision)
  5. Kennedy, A., Sethi, S.P., Siu, C.C., and Yam, S.C.P., "Technical Note : The Generalized Sethi Model," Operations Research, 2021.
  6. Tang, Y., Sethi, S.P., and Wang, Y., "Encroachment Channel Selection When Retailer Has Private Information: Role of Quantity Leadership," Production and Operations Management, 2020. (R&R) (SSRN)
  7. Pan, Y., Cheng, E., He, Y., Ng, C.T., and Sethi, S.P., "Optimal Medical Supply Allocation during Epidemic Outbreaks,"Production and Operations Management, Special Issue, 2021. (R&R)
  8. Ji, X., Li, G., and Sethi, S.P., "How Social Communication Affects Product Line Design in the Platform Economy," International Journal of Production Research , 2021. (Minor Revision)
  9. Wang, X., Sethi, S.P., and Chang, S., "Pollution Abatement Using Cap-and-Trade in a Dynamic Supply Chain and its Coordination," Production and Operations Management, 2021.
  10. Li, M., Bensoussan, A., Cakanyildirim, M., and Sethi, S.P., "Inventory Model with Incomplete Information: Sales and Zero-Balance Signals," Operations Research Letters , 2021.
  11. Li, G., Zheng, H., Guan, X., Sethi, S.P., and Li, Y., "Downstream Information Sharing and Selling Channel Selection under the Platform Economy," Naval Research Logistics, 2021.
  12. Li, Y., Tong, Y., Ye, F., and Sethi, S.P., Kumar, A., and Tan, K.H., "Contract Preference of an Online Intermediary in the Presence of Online Reviews and Cross-Channel Spillover," Information Systems Research, 2021.
  13. Xu, X., Sethi, S.P., Chung, N., and Choi, T.M., "Reforming Global Supply Chain Operations Management under Pandemics: The GREAT-3Rs Framework and Research Agenda," Information Systems Research, 2021.
  14. Ma, S., Li, G., Sethi, S.P., and Zhao, X., "Advance Booking Discount Strategy: Competition, Information Transparency, and Spot Market," Transportation Research Part E, 2021. (SSRN)


  1. Ang, M., Sethi, S.P., Yan, H., and Zhang, H., "Stationary and Myopic Policies for Multiple Procurement Modes."
  2. Bensoussan, A. and Sethi, S.P., "Notes on Optimal Economic Growth with Controlled Population."
  3. Bensoussan, A., Çakanyildirim, M., Hoe, C., Sethi, S.P., "Assessing Loss from Parsimony."
  4. Bensoussan, A., Çakanyildirim, M., Feng, Q., and Sethi, S.P., "Optimal Ordering Policy and Value of Information under Partially Observed Lost Sales."
  5. Feng, Q. and Sethi, S.P., "Some Optimal Control Problems with State Constraints.
  6. Ji, X., Ru, J., and Sethi, S.P., "Discrete Time Stackelberg Games Involving Sethi Advertising Model."
  7. Jiang, J., Prasad, A., and Sethi, S.P., “Sequential Decisions on Co-op Advertising in a Dynamic Distribution Channel.”
  8. Li, T. and Sethi, S.P., "5 Steps to Supply Chain Coordination."
  9. Sethi, S.P., "Notes on a Continuous Time Inventory Model with Markov Modulated Demand and Average Cost."
  10. Sethi, S.P. and Soner, M., "Optimal Dividend Debt and Equity Policy."
  11. Sethi, S.P. and Soner, M., "Investment Consumption Problem with Bankruptcy Constraint."
  12. Sethi, S.P., "The Consumption-Investment Problem: A Personal Journey."
  13. Bardhan, I., Jingyun, L., Sethi, S.P., and Ring, "A Predictive Model of Readmission Risk Factors of CABG Surgery."
  14. Luo, S., Sethi, S.P., Shen, H., and Zhang, J., "A Flexible Market Response Model with Price-Dependent Heteroscedasticity."
  15. Li, G., Ma, S., Gan, X., and Sethi, S.P., "A supply chain with a loss-averse supplier managing the inventory: Sales promotion, replenishment option, and coordinating contracts."
  16. Li, G., and Sethi, S.P., "Interplay between Electricity Provision and Regulation Policies: A Social Welfare Perspective."
  17. Li, G., Qi, A., Sethi, S.P., and Guan, X., "Information transparency in the assembly system under pull and push contracts."
  18. Li, G., Xiao, S., and Sethi, S.P., "The optimal trade credit contract and channel coordination when bankruptcy costs exist."
  19. Li, G., Ji, X., and Sethi, S.P., "The interplay between multichannel strategies and product return policies in a distribution channel."
  20. Li, G., Ji, X., and Sethi, S.P., "A strategic analysis of competitive product return and remanufacturing."
  21. Li, G., and Sethi, S.P., "Pricing and return policy for dual-channel supply chains under various contracts."
  22. Li, G., and Sethi, S.P., "Capacity restoration under various contracts with supply disruption risks."
  23. Shi, L., Cakanyildirim, M., and Sethi, S.P., "Subsidies Induced by an Adoption Target or a Budget Limit: Mitigating Charging Incovenience to Promote Electric Vehicles."
  24. Gan, X., and Sethi, S.P., "Simultaneous Optimization of Contingent and Advance Purchase Orders over an Infinite Horizon."
  25. Yang, Y., Zeng, D., Jansen, B., and Sethi, S.P., "The Branding Effect of Sponsored Search Advertising: Value-per click vs. Value-per-impression."
  26. Kennedy, A.P., Prasad, A., Sethi, S.P., Siu, C.C., and Yam, S.C.P., "Optimal Advertising in a New-Product Adoption Model with Innovation."
  27. Li, G., and Sethi, S.P., "E-tailer's Procurement Strategies for Drop-Shipping: Simultaneous vs. Sequential Approach to Two Manufacturers."
  28. Li, Y., and Sethi, S.P., "Optimal Ordering Policies for Two-Product Inventory Models with Fixed Ordering Costs."
  29. Huang, Z., and Sethi, S.P., "Analysis of Reverse Channels in a Stochastic Closed-loop Supply Chain."(SSRN)
  30. Cai, Y., Choi, T., Sethi, S.P., and Shi, X., "Information Updates and Transparency in Newsvendor-Supply-Chains: Values of Big Data and Block chain Technologies." (SSRN)
  31. Bensoussan, A., Sethi, S.P., Thiam, A., and Turi, J., "Inventory Control Driven by Demand Data: Optimality and Computation of Base Stocks."
  32. Qi, A., Sethi, S.P., Wei, L., and Zhang, J., "Strategic overcapacity in live-streaming platform selling."
  33. Bensoussan, A., Helal, M.A., Ramakrishna, V., and Sethi, S.P., "Optimal Policies for Inventory Systems with Concave Piecewise Linear Ordering Costs."(SSRN)
  34. He, X., Li, G., and Sethi, S.P., "Financing a Capital-constrained Supply Chain: Debt or Equity."
  35. Siqin, T., Sethi, S.P., Chung, S.H., and Choi, T.M., "Social Platform Advertising for Luxury Fashion Brands: Customization and Negative Publicity."
  36. Han, J., Sethi, S.P., Siu, C.C., and Yam, S.C.P., "Cooperative Advertising and Pricing in a Fluctuating Market Environment."

•   Honors   •

  • 2021

    AAAI Fellow

  • 2020

    Best Paper Award Named After Suresh Sethi : Production and Operations Management (POMS), has instituted a Suresh Sethi Best Interdisciplinary Paper Award to be given every two years beginning 2022.

  • 2018

    Honorable Mention: Wickham-Skinner Best Paper Published in POM-2017, The 29th Annual Production and Operations Management (POMS) Conference held in Houston, TX

  • 2015

    Alumni Achievement Award, Tepper School, Carnegie Mellon University

  • 2012

    President, Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)

  • 2011

    Honored by POMS in its flagship journal Production and Operations Management, Vol. 20, No. 6

  • 2009

    Fellow, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) citation)

    Best Paper Award at the 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing, Moscow, Russia (June 3-5)

  • 2008

    Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB) UTD News Release

    Outstanding Student Paper Award – Nominating Professor, Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology 2008 Conference (PICMET), Cape Town, South Africa, July 27-31, 2008. (citation)

  • 2006

    International Conference on Management Science: Optimization Models and Applications in Honor of Professor Suresh Sethi's 60th Birthday, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, May 20-22, 2006. Naveen Jindal School of Management Magazine

    Stochastic Processes, Optimization, and Control Theory: Applications in Financial Engineering, Queueing Networks, and Manufacturing Systems/ A Volume in Honor of Suresh Sethi; Series: International Series in Operations Research Management Science, Vol. 94, H. Yan, G. Yin, and Q. Zhang (Eds.), Springer, 2006.

  • 2005

    Fellow, Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) UTD News Release

    Optimal Control and Dynamic Games: Workshop in Honor of Suresh Sethi, Aix en Provence, France, June 2-6, 2005, resulting in publication of Optimal Control and Dynamic Games, Applications in Finance, Management Science and Economics, Series: Advances in computational Management Science, Vol. 7, C. Deissenberg and R.F. Hartl (Eds.), Springer, Netherlands, 2005.

  • 2004

    Wickham-Skinner Best Paper Award at The 2nd World Conference on POM, 15th Annual Production and Operations Management Conference held in Cancun, Mexico.

  • 2003

    Fellow, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) (citation)UTD News Release

    Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Sicence (AAAS)(citation)

  • 2002

    Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (citation)

  • 2001

    Outstanding Contribution in Education Award from the Greater Dallas Indo-American Chamber of Commerce

    Senior Member, Operational Research Society of India (ORSI)

    First listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World
    First listed in Marquis Who's Who in the America

  • 2000

    Senior Research Fellow, IC2Institute

  • 1999

    Fellow, New York Academy Academy of Sciences (NYAS) (citation)

  • 1998

    C.Y.O'Connor Fellow, Curtin Univ., Perth, Australia (June-July).

  • 1997

    First listed in Canadian Who's Who, Univ. of Toronto Press.

    Honorary Professor, Patel Institute of Management and Information Technology, Bishanpura, Sector-58, Noida-201301, India

  • 1996

    Award of Merit of Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) (citation)

    Honorary Professor, Zhejiang Univ. of Technology, Hangzhou, China

  • 1995

    Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

  • 1994

    Fellow, Royal Society of Canada (FRSC) - (The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada) (citation)

  • 1992

    Best Paper Award at POM-92 (second prize), The 3rd Annual Meeting of Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) held in Orlando, FL (Oct. 18-21) (citation)

  • 1991

    Erskine Fellow (Feb-March) University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ

  • 1990

    Full Member, Operations Research Society of America (merged into INFORMS in 1995)

  • 1984-85

    Connaught Senior Research Fellow, University of Toronto

  • 1971

    Phi Kappa Phi (National Honor Society in all fields)

  • 1969

    Beta Gamma Sigma (National Honor Society in Business Administration)

  • 1969-72

    GSIA and Mellon Fellowships, Carnegie Mellon

  • 1967-69

    Teaching Assistantships

  • 1961-67

    Merit Scholarships

•   About Me   •

Suresh P. Sethi is Eugene McDermott Chair Professor of Operations Management and Director of the Center for Intelligent Supply Networks at The University of Texas at Dallas. He has written 11 books and published over 400 research papers in the fields of manufacturing and operations management, finance and economics, marketing, and optimization theory. He initiated and developed the doctoral programs in operations management at both The University of Texas at Dallas and University of Toronto. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals including Production and Operations Management and SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization. He was named a Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada in 1994. Two conferences were organized and two books edited in his honor in 2005-6. Other honors include: IEEE Fellow (2001), INFORMS Fellow (2003), AAAS Fellow (2003), POMS Fellow (2005), IITB Distinguished Alum (2008), SIAM Fellow (2009), POMS President (2012), INFORMS Fellows Selection Committee (2014-16), Alumni Achievement Award, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University (2015), Best Paper Award Named After Suresh Sethi: Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) has instituted a Suresh Sethi Best Interdisciplinary Paper Award to be given every two years beginning 2022. He also has been a great supervisor to many Doctoral and Post Doctoral Students.

Research Profiles:

Google Scholar Profile Research Gate Profile SSRN Profile

Professional Organizations:
Science Academies and Research Institutes Membership in Professional Societies

•   Contact   •

Suresh P. Sethi

Eugene McDermott Chair
Professor of Operations Management
Director, Center for Intelligent Supply Networks (C4iSN)
Naveen Jindal School of Management, Mail Station SM30
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Rd.
Richardson, Texas 75080-3021
Phone: (972) 883-6245
Fax: (972) 883-5905

Recipient of the 2015 Tepper Alumni Achievement Award
ISMSI 2021 Seychelles, Keynote Speech
ICORES 2020 Malta, Keynote Speech
SYM-OP-IS 2020 Serbia, Plenary Talk
Kusch Presentation 2016