Bio

Rafael Escamilla (see personal profile here) is a PhD candidate in the School of Economics and Management at Tilburg University and in Kühne Logistics University. He investigates retail operations in emerging markets, through field experiments and econometric techniques. Rafael holds 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. He is a lecturer of causal inference at the GCLOG program at MIT.

CV Rafael Escamilla

Expertise

Rafael investigates the operations of retail supply chains in emerging markets through field experiments and econometric techniques. He is specifically interested in developing and testing theories to explain the drivers of supply chain decision making by economic agents. Rafael collaborates with a variety of industry partners to uncover these insights. 

Teaching

Rafael teaches courses on Retail Operations, Supply Chain Fundamentals and Causal Inference methods. He lectures "Causal Inference in Supply Chain Management" and "Supply Chain Management in the Nanostore Retail Channel" at the GCLOG Executive Program from the Center for Transportation and Logistics at MIT. At Tilburg University, he teaches within the "Supply Chain Strategy" and "Project Management" courses. Rafael also supervises bachelor and master theses across a range of topics and disciplines.

Courses

Highlights

Rafael is conducting a joint PhD program at both Tilburg University and Kühne Logistics University. He also visited the Wharton School from the University of Pennsylvania as part of his PhD.

Top publications

  1. Improving agility, adaptability, alignment, accessibility, and afford…

    Escamilla Gonzalez Aragon, R., Fransoo, J. C., & Tang, C. S. (2021). Improving agility, adaptability, alignment, accessibility, and affordability in nanostore supply chains. Production and Operations Management, 30(3), 676-688.
  2. Supplying Cash-Constrained Retailers: Understanding Shopkeeper Behavi…

    Villa, S., Escamilla, R., & Fransoo, J. C. (2021). Supplying Cash-Constrained Retailers: Understanding Shopkeeper Behavior at the Bottom of the Pyramid. SSRN. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3930919
  3. Order-Based Trade Credit and Operational Performance in the Nanostore…

    Escamilla, R., Fransoo, J. C., & Gallino, S. (2022). Order-Based Trade Credit and Operational Performance in the Nanostore Retail Channel.
  4. The Role of Tax Privacy Concerns and Cost in the Digitization of the …

    Escamilla, R., Brosi, P., Fransoo, J. C., Mora-Quiñones, C., & Mejia Argueta, C. (2022). The Role of Tax Privacy Concerns and Cost in the Digitization of the Nanostore Retail Channel.

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