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.
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.
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.
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.