Associate Professor of Operations, Information and Technology
• Ph.D., Supply Chain Management, MIT-Zaragoza Logistics Center, University of Zaragoza
• MBA, University of St. Gallen
• Dipl-Ing (MSC) Mechanical Engineering and Economics, Technical University of Graz
Laura Wagner joins the Operations, Information Systems and Technology Department of IESE as an Associate Professor. She obtained her Bachelor and master’s in mechanical engineering and economics (Dipl. Ing) at the Technical University Graz in Austria, received an MBA from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, and a Ph.D. from MIT-Zaragoza Logistics Center in Spain. As a doctoral student, she spent time at MIT and the University of Pompeu Fabra, and also spent a year as a post-doctoral researcher at IESE Business School.
Her research interests cover theory-driven, data-informed topics in assortment planning and consumer choice models, as well as empirical research using causal inference methods, especially in retail settings. She regularly collaborates with Fashion Retailers, Grocery Retailers and lately Telecommunication Providers, to tackle data-driven challenges these companies face. Her work has been published in top academic journals such as Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management and European Journal of Operational Research.
Prior to her Ph.D., she gained business and management experience in several industries, ranging from logistics consulting and product management to test and program management at leading companies including Virtual Vehicle, Bosch Rexroth, Protema Logistics Consulting and ThyssenKrupp Presta AG.
Areas of interest.
• Supply Chain Management
• Inventory Management
• Assortment Planning
• Product Fraud
• Product Returns