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Wei Wei

Assistant Professor
of Decision Sciences
Phone: (603) 862-1446
Office: Peter T. Paul College, Decision Sciences, Rm 324, Durham, NH 03824

Wei Wei is an assistant professor of decision sciences at Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. Wei’s research interests fall in the domains of socially responsible and sustainable operations management. She aims to help government agencies and nonprofit organizations (nonprofits) to improve their operational decisions (e.g., budgetary allocation) under socially responsible goals (e.g., United Nations Sustainable Development Goals).

Currently, Wei has been working on papers involving subsidy welfare programs (e.g., housing rental programs and child care subsidy programs). These papers are motivated by her interactions and collaborations with government agencies (e.g., that oversee and administer the programs), nonprofits (e.g., that manage operations of the programs at the local level and assist participating individuals and service providers), and for-profit service providers (e.g., that provide essential services, including housing and child care). Her research has been published in the journal Production and Operations Management.

Wei holds a Ph.D. in business administration from University of Massachusetts Amherst, a Master of Science degree in applied statistics and decision making from Fordham University, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and applied mathematics from the Hefei University of Technology.

Education

  • Ph.D., Operations Management, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • M.S., Applied Statistics & Decision Making, Fordham University

Research Interests

  • Sustainable Operations
  • Socially Responsible Operations
  • Nonprofit Operations
  • Public policy

Selected Publications

  • Arora, P., Wei, W., & Solak, S. (2021). Improving Outcomes in Child Care Subsidy Voucher Programs under Regional Asymmetries. Production and Operations Management, 30(12), 4435-4454. doi:10.1111/poms.13506