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Marcelo Olivares


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Grados Académicos

Industrial Engineer, Universidad de Chile
MA Statistics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. in Operations and Information Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Áreas de Especialización

Gestión de la cadena de suministro (Supply Chain Management)
Gestión de Operaciones
Aplicaciones de Economía
Marketing en la Gestión de Operaciones

Actividades Docentes

Gestión de Operaciones



Marcelo Olivares is Associate Professor at the Industrial Engineering Department of the University of Chile and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University.
His research focuses on empirical work in various areas of Operations Management, including Service Operations and Supply Chain Management. In his research he has worked in collaboration with big box retail chains in the U.S. and Latin America, several hospitals in the US and Chile, and multiple government offices in Chile’s, including the central procurement office (ChileCompra), Ministry of Finance, the judicial system, antitrust authorities, consumer protection agency and the pharmaceutical procurement unit (Cenabast).
He is currently Department Editor of Manufacturing & Service Operations Management and Associate Editor for Management Science. He is also co-director of the Institute of Complex Engineering Systems.
He teaches undergraduate, MBA and doctoral courses at the University of Chile, in topics related to Operations Management, Economics and Statistics. He also teaches in the Executive MBA at Columbia Business School. As a visiting professor at Stanford and Columbia he has taught a doctoral course in empirical methods in Management Science. Prior to his current appointment, he was Associate Professor at Columbia Business School, teaching MBA, MSc and PhD courses.
He has a PhD in Operations Management and M.A. in Statistics from The Wharton School in 2007. He did his undergraduate in Industrial Engineering at the University of Chile.