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Yixuan Xiao

Finance and Management Science


Phone: (509) 335-8238


  • PhD (Washington University in St. Louis)
  • BS (Peking University)

Yixuan Xiao

Yixuan Xiao is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management in the Department of Finance and Management Science. Prior to joining WSU, Dr. Xiao worked as an Assistant Professor at City University of Hong Kong from 2014 to 2019 after receiving her Ph.D. in Operations and Manufacturing Management from Washington University in St. Louis. Her research interest includes operations management, supply chain risk management, interface of operations and finance, and pharmaceutical supply chain.

Research Interests

customer behavior
decision-making under conditions of uncertainty
dynamic pricing and revenue management
pricing and revenue management
supply chain management
supply chain risk management

Journal Articles

  • Yixuan Xiao Horizontal Mergers under Yield Uncertainty Production and Operations Management, 2020
  • Panos Kouvelis, Xiaole Wu, Yixuan Xiao Cash Hedging in a Supply Chain Management Science, 2019
  • Panos Kouvelis, Yixuan Xiao, Nan Yang Drug Pricing for Competing Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Distributing through a Common PBM Production and Operations Management, 2018
  • Panos Kouvelis, Yixuan Xiao, Nan Yang PBM Competition in Pharmaceutical Supply Chain: Formulary Design and Drug Pricing Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2015
  • Yimin Wang, Yixuan Xiao, Nan Yang Improving Reliability of a Shared Supplier with Competition and Spillovers European Journal of Operational Research, 2014

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Book Chapter Panos Kouvelis, Xiaole Wu, Yixuan Xiao A Framework of Hedging Decisions for Supply Chain Partners