Working papers

All papers in alphabetical order unless otherwise stated.

  1. Women, Rails, and Telegraph: Information Spillovers and Collective Action, with Camilo Garcia-Jimeno and Angel Iglesias Diaz 
  2. Are Political and Charitable Giving Substitutes? Evidence from the United States, with Ricardo Perez-Truglia, Maria Petrova, and Andrei Simonov
  3. “Customer Preferences and Firm Technology Choice,”  with Yi Lu, John Zhang
  4. “Strategic Automation and Decision Making”  with Mustafa Dogan and Alex Jacquillat
  5. “A Theory of Minimalist Luxury” with Jessie Liu, John Zhang
  6. “Men vs. Machine: When is Automation Inferior to Human Labor?”  with Mustafa Dogan
  7. Comparative Advertising and Product Positioning, with Gorkem Bostanci and Kinshuk Jerath
  8. “Conspicuous Consumption on the Long Tail: How can luxury brands benefit from counterfeits?” with John Zhang and Jessie Liu
  9. “Matching Pennies in the Campaign Trail: How does the Media shape Politicians’ Behavior? with Camilo Garcia-Jimeno
  10. “Clicks and Editorial Decisions: How does popularity shape online news coverage?”  with Ananya Sen
    • Winner, Best Junior Paper Award, Royal Economic Society Meeting, Mack Institute for Innovation Management & Zicklin Center Grant


  1. “Social Media and Political Donations: New Technology and Incumbency Advantage in the United States,” with Maria Petrova and Ananya Sen, forthcoming, Management Science
  2. “Optimal Network Design for Inducing Effort” with Christophe Van den Bulte, Yanhao Wei, Joy Lu, Quantitative Marketing & Economics (2020)
  3. Competing by Restricting Choice: The Case of Search Platforms (2018) Halaburda H., Piskorski, M., Yildirim, P., Management Science, 64(8), 3574–3594.
  4. Credit Scoring with Social Network Data  (2016) Wei, Y.,  Yildirim, P., Van den Bulte, C. Dellarocas, C., Marketing Science, 35(2), 234-258
  5. User-Generated Content and Bias in News Media(2013) Yildirim, P., Gal-Or, E. Geylani, T.,  Management Science , 59 (12), 2655 – 2666.
  6. ** The Impact of Advertising on Media Bias (2012) Gal-Or, E., Geylani, T., Yildirim, P., Journal of Marketing Research, XLIX, 92 – 99.
  7. Distribution Network Redesign for Marketing Competitiveness, Shang, J., Yildirim, P., Mittal, V., Tadikamalla, P. (2009) Journal of Marketing, 73 (2), 146-163.
  8. Optimizing online recurring promotions for dual-channel retailers: Segmented markets with multiple objectives (2018) Jiang, Y. & Liu, Y. , Shang, J. & Yildirim, P. & Zhang, Q., European Journal of Operational Research,  267(2),  612-627.
  9. Optimal Pricing for Group Buying with Network Effects (2016)  Zhang, G., Shang, J., Yildirim, P., Int. J. of Management Science, 63 (September), 69-82.
  10. Hedging Customer Risk, (2014) Groening, C., Yildirim, P.,  Mittal, V., Tadikamalla, P., Customer Needs and Solutions, 1(2), 105-116.
Work in Progress

**Impact of Automation on Career Value and Support for Populist Politicians, with Maria Petrova, Bledi Taska, Gregor Schubert

Shirking Papers

“Politics, Persuasion and Choice”  with David Godes, Dina Mayzlin, Doug Chung, Chris Hydock, Richard Kotchmar, Claire Lim, Sarah Moshary, Neeru Paharia, Nils Wernerfelt, and Lingling Zhang

Yildirim, P. , Yang. G.   “Informal Lending and Social Networks”

“Rewarding the Few or the Many? An Investigation of the Impact of Rewards in Crowdsourcing Contests” Hofstetter, R, Yildirim, P., Zhang, J.  

“Misrepresentation of Credence Goods and Channel Design,”  with Xienan Cheng,  Dinah Vernik-cohen, Vikas Mittal