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Rafael at MIT

Rafael Escamilla

Assistant Professor


About Me

Assistant Professor at the W.P. Carey School of Business, at Arizona State University. I completed my PhD degree in the School of Economics and Management at Tilburg University and in Kühne Logistics University. I investigate grocery retail operations in emerging markets, through field experiments and econometric techniques. I hold a Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a Master of Science (Diplôme d'Ingénieur) from the Université de Technologie de Troyes and a Bachelor of Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey. 



Published Work

Working Papers

First place, INFORMS Behavioral Operations Management's 2022 Best Working Paper Competition

  • Escamilla, R., Fransoo, J. C. & Mogollon, M. (2022). Trade Credits and Visit Frequency: The Role of Order Financing on Logistics Efficiency in the Nanostore Setting, (proposal conditionally accepted in the Journal of Operations Management’s “Pre-Approved Research Designs for Field Experiments” Special Issue. Working paper under review.)

  • Escamilla, R., Brosi, P., Fransoo, J. C., Mora-Quiñones, C. A. & Mejia-Argueta, C. (2022). The Role of Tax Privacy Concerns and Cost in the Digitization of the Nanostore Retail Channel, (under 3   review round (minor revision) in Decision Sciences)

  • Escamilla, R., Fransoo, J. C. & Rooderkerk, R. (2023). Enhancing Competitiveness of the Nanostore Retail Channel by Providing Value-Added Digital Services, (in preparation for submission to Manufacturing & Service Operations Management)






  • Quantitative Risk Modeling @ ASU MS in Business Analytics (Offline and Online)

  • Logistics in the Supply Chain @ ASU OMBA

  • Causal Inference in Supply Chain Management @ MIT GCLOG Executive Program

  • Supply Chain Management in the Nanostore Retail Channel @ MIT GCLOG Executive Program

  • Supply Chain Strategy @ Tilburg University

  • Project Management @ Tilburg University

  • Python Tutorials @ KLU


  • Optimization Models @ Monterrey Tech


300 E. Lemon Street

85287 Tempe Arizona

United States​


Rafael Escamilla

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