Francisco Castro

I'm a 5th year PhD student in decision, risk, and operations at Columbia Business School, and I'm currently on the academic job market. My work focuses on the operations and design of markets with emphasis on their spatial and incentive aspects. I'm particularly interested in the design of optimal pricing policies and contracts that can be used in digital marketplaces such as ride-hailing platforms and ad exchanges.

Research Interests

  • Revenue Management
  • Operations Management
  • Market Design
  • Mechanism Design
  • Pricing
  • Auctions
  • Ride-hailing platforms


The Scope of Sequential Screening with Ex-post Participation Constraints. [Link]

Optimal Timing of a Multi-Stage Project Under Market Uncertainty. [Link]

  • with René Caldentey, Rafael Epstein and Denis Sauré
  • Under review, Production and Operations Management

Fellowships and Awards

  • Deming Doctoral Research Fellowship, The W. Edwards Deming Center, Columbia University, Graduate School of Business, 2018
  • Doctoral Fellowship, Columbia University, Graduate School of Business, 2014–2019
  • Outstanding Student Award, School of Engineering Sciences, Universidad de Chile, 2008, and 2012. Award conferred to the best 10 % students of every year

Contact Me

You can reach me at: fcastro19 At