MTEI Publications


Journal Articles

Frequency Regulation with Storage: On Losses and Profits

D. Lauinger; F. Vuille; D. Kuhn 

2023-06-05. DOI : 10.48550/arXiv.2306.02987.

Opening Up Amj’S Research Methods Repertoire

A. Langley; E. Bell; P. Bliese; C. LeBaron; M. Gruber 

Academy Of Management Journal. 2023-06-01. Vol. 66, num. 3, p. 711-719. DOI : 10.5465/amj.2023.4003.

Price discrimination with robust beliefs

J. Han; T. A. Weber 

European Journal of Operational Research. 2023-04-16. Vol. 306, num. 2, p. 795-809. DOI : 10.1016/j.ejor.2022.08.022.

Is The Patent System An Even Playing Field? The Effect Of Patent Attorney Firms

G. De Rassenfosse; P. H. Jensen; T. Julius; A. Palangkaraya; E. Webster 

Journal Of Industrial Economics. 2023-04-05. Vol. 71, num. 1, p. 124-142. DOI : 10.1111/joie.12319.

Recognizing And Utilizing Novel Research Opportunities With Artificial Intelligence

G. von Krogh; Q. Roberson; M. Gruber 

Academy Of Management Journal. 2023-04-01. Vol. 66, num. 2, p. 367-373. DOI : 10.5465/amj.2023.4002.

Do patent pledges accelerate innovation?

G. de Rassenfosse; A. Palangkaraya 

Research Policy. 2023-03-09. Vol. 52, num. 5, p. 104745. DOI : 10.1016/j.respol.2023.104745.

Maneuvering the odds: The dynamics of venture capital decision-making

J. S. S. Petty; M. Gruber; D. Harhoff 

Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. 2023-02-10. DOI : 10.1002/sej.1455.

An Innovative Journal During Transformational Times: Embarking On The 23Rd Editorial Term

M. Gruber 

Academy Of Management Journal. 2023-02-01. Vol. 66, num. 1, p. 1-8. DOI : 10.5465/amj.2023.4001.

Estimation of Self-Exciting Point Processes from Time-Censored Data

P. Schneider; T. Weber 

Physical Review E. 2023. Vol. Vol. 108, num. No. 1, Article 015303, p. 1-29. DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevE.108.015303.

New Perspectives on Regularization and Computation in Optimal Transport-Based Distributionally Robust Optimization

S. Shafieezadeh Abadeh; L. Aolaritei; F. Dörfler; D. Kuhn 

2023. DOI : 10.48550/arXiv.2303.03900.

Assortment optimization using an attraction model in an omnichannel environment

A. Vasilyev; S. Maier; R. W. Seifert 

European Journal Of Operational Research. 2023. Vol. 306, num. 1, p. 207-226. DOI : 10.1016/j.ejor.2022.08.002.

Utilizing additive manufacturing and mass customization under capacity constraints

R. Lacroix; A. Timonina-Farkas; R. W. Seifert 

Journal Of Intelligent Manufacturing. 2023-01-01. DOI : 10.1007/s10845-022-02007-x.

Stability Verification of Neural Network Controllers using Mixed-Integer Programming

R. Schwan; C. N. Jones; D. Kuhn 

IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. 2023. DOI : 10.1109/TAC.2023.3283213.

On Approximations of Data-Driven Chance Constrained Programs over Wasserstein Balls

Z. Chen; D. Kuhn; W. Wiesemann 

Operations Research Letters. 2023. Vol. 51, num. 3, p. 226-233. DOI : 10.1016/j.orl.2023.02.008.

Relatively robust decisions

T. A. Weber 

Theory And Decision. 2023-01-01. Vol. 94, num. 1, p. 35—62. DOI : 10.1007/s11238-022-09866-z.

Discrete Optimal Transport with Independent Marginals is #P-Hard

B. Taskesen; S. Shafieezadeh Abadeh; D. Kuhn; K. Natarajan 

SIAM Journal on Optimization. 2023. Vol. 33, num. 2, p. 589-614. DOI : 10.1137/22M1482044.

Examining Open Innovation in Science (OIS): what Open Innovation can and cannot offer the science of science

S. Beck; M. LaFlamme; C. Bergenholtz; M. Bogers; T-M. Brasseur et al. 

Innovation-Organization & Management. 2023. Vol. 25, num. 3, p. 221-235. DOI : 10.1080/14479338.2021.1999248.

Efficient Learning of a Linear Dynamical System with Stability Guarantees

W. Jongeneel; T. Sutter; D. Kuhn 

IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. 2023. Vol. 68, num. 5, p. 2790-2804. DOI : 10.1109/TAC.2022.3213770.

A Unified Theory of Robust and Distributionally Robust Optimization via the Primal-Worst-Equals-Dual-Best Principle

J. Zhen; D. Kuhn; W. Wiesemann 

Operations Research. 2023. DOI : 10.1287/opre.2021.0268.

Semi-Discrete Optimal Transport: Hardness, Regularization and Numerical Solution

B. Taskesen; S. Shafieezadeh Abadeh; D. Kuhn 

Mathematical Programming. 2023. Vol. 199, p. 1033–1106. DOI : 10.1007/s10107-022-01856-x.

A Planner-Trader Decomposition for Multi-Market Hydro Scheduling

K. Schindler; N. Rujeerapaiboon; D. Kuhn; W. Wiesemann 

Operations Research. 2023. DOI : 10.1287/opre.2023.2456.

Bridging Bayesian and Minimax Mean Square Error Estimation via Wasserstein Distributionally Robust Optimization

V. A. Nguyen; S. Shafieezadeh Abadeh; D. Kuhn; P. Mohajerin Esfahani 

Mathematics of Operations Research. 2023. Vol. 48, num. 1, p. 1-37. DOI : 10.1287/moor.2021.1176.

Conference Papers

Does Sharing Lead to Smarter Products? Managing Information Flows for Collective Servitization

T. Weber 

2023. International Conference on Information Technology & Systems (ICITS’23), Cusco, Peru, April 24-26, 2023. p. 585-593. DOI : 10.1007/978-3-031-33258-6_53.

Distributionally Robust Linear Quadratic Control

B. Taskesen; D. Iancu; C. Kocyigit; D. Kuhn 

2023. DOI : 10.48550/arXiv.2305.17037.

Policy Gradient Algorithms for Robust MDPs with Non-Rectangular Uncertainty Sets

M. Li; T. Sutter; D. Kuhn 

2023. DOI : 10.48550/arXiv.2305.19004.

End-to-End Learning for Stochastic Optimization: A Bayesian Perspective

Y. Rychener; D. Kuhn; T. Sutter 

2023. 40th International Conference on Machine Learning, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, July 23-29 2023.

Novel Ordering-based Approaches for Causal Structure Learning in the Presence of Unobserved Variables


2023. Thirty-Seventh AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Washington DC, USA,


Twisting in the Wind: The Politics of Tepid Transitions to Renewable Energy

M. Aklin 

Perspective on Politics. 2023. 


Economic Effect of Patents and the Patent System: Insights from Linked Patent-Product Data

G. Abi Younes / G. J. A. de Rassenfosse (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2023. 

Optimizing Sales Forecasting, Inventory, Pricing and Sourcing Decisions

Y. Kayyali El Alem / R. Seifert (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2023. 

Entrepreneurial Opportunities and Threats in the Era of Grand Societal Challenges

E. Bergamini / M. Gruber (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2023. 

Book Chapters

The Politics of Sustainability: Energy Efficiency, Carbon Pricing, and the Circular Economy

M. Aklin; P. Bayer 

Handbook on the Geopolitics of the Energy Transition; Cheltenham Glos, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023-11-01.


Journal Articles

A Unified Experiment Design Approach for Cyclic and Acyclic Causal Models

E. Mokhtarian; S. Salehkaleybar; A. Ghassami; N. Kiyavash 


Momentum-Based Policy Gradient with Second-Order Information

S. Salehkaleybar; M. Khorasani; N. Kiyavash; N. He; P. Thiran 


A Machine Learning-based Framework for Forecasting Sales of New Products With Short Life Cycles Using Deep Neural Networks

Y. K. Elalem; S. Meier; R. Seifert 

International Journal of Forecasting. 2022-11-16. DOI : 10.1016/j.ijforecast.2022.09.005.

(Dis)assortative partitions on random regular graphs

F. Behrens; G. Arpino; Y. Kivva; L. Zdeborova 

Journal Of Physics A-Mathematical And Theoretical. 2022-09-30. Vol. 55, num. 39, p. 395004. DOI : 10.1088/1751-8121/ac8b46.

Limiting the impact of supply chain disruptions in the face of distributional uncertainty in demand

A. Timonina-Farkas; R. Y. Glogg; R. W. Seifert 

Production And Operations Management. 2022-09-06. DOI : 10.1111/poms.13781.

Optimal Matching of Random Parts

T. A. Weber 

Journal of Mathematical Economics. 2022-08-22. Vol. 101, p. 1-14, 102688. DOI : 10.1016/j.jmateco.2022.102688.

Information Retrieval Under Network Uncertainty: Robust Internet Ranking

A. Timonina-Farkas; R. W. Seifert 

Operations Research. 2022-08-11.  p. 1-24. DOI : 10.1287/opre.2022.2298.

Special Section: Reevaluating Markets for Information

R. J. Kauffman; T. A. Weber 

Journal Of Management Information Systems. 2022-07-03. Vol. 39, num. 3, p. 824-833. DOI : 10.1080/07421222.2022.2096552.

A Wasserstein-based measure of conditional dependence

J. Etesami; K. Zhang; N. Kiyavash 

Behaviormetrika. 2022-06-25. Vol. 49, num. 2, p. 343-362. DOI : 10.1007/s41237-022-00170-2.

Managing Perishability in the Fruit and Vegetable Supply Chains

M. Kirci; O. Isaksson; R. Seifert 

Sustainability. 2022-05-01. Vol. 14, num. 9, p. 5378. DOI : 10.3390/su14095378.

Dual Approach for Two-Stage Robust Nonlinear Optimization

F. J. C. T. de Ruiter; J. Zhen; D. den Hertog 

Operations Research. 2022-04-01. DOI : 10.1287/opre.2022.2289.

Identity-Society (Mis)Alignment And The Instrumentalization Of Firm Creation: Creative Destruction And Creative Reconstruction

S. Foy; M. Gruber 

Academy Of Management Journal. 2022-04-01. Vol. 65, num. 2, p. 479-515. DOI : 10.5465/amj.2019.0754.

Modeling and mitigating supply chain disruptions as a bilevel network flow problem

R. Y. Glogg; A. Timonina-Farkas; R. Seifert 

Computational Management Science. 2022-02-28. DOI : 10.1007/s10287-022-00421-3.

Supply preferences and productive electricity use constraints among micro and small enterprises in Bihar, India

S. Pelz; M. Aklin; J. Urpelainen 

Energy for Sustainable Development. 2022. Vol. 67, p. 151-162. DOI : 10.1016/j.esd.2022.01.004.

Inflation concerns and mass preferences over exchange‐rate policy

M. Aklin; E. Arias; J. Gray 

Economics & Politics. 2022. Vol. 34, num. 1, p. 5-40. DOI : 10.1111/ecpo.12176.

Jobs for a just transition: Evidence on coal job preferences from India

B. Blankenship; M. Aklin; J. Urpelainen; V. Nandan 

Energy Policy. 2022. Vol. 165, p. 112910. DOI : 10.1016/j.enpol.2022.112910.

Causal Discovery in Probabilistic Networks with an Identifiable Causal Effect

S. Akbari; F. Jamshidi; E. Mokhtarian; M. J. Vowels; J. Etesami et al. 

ArXiv. 2022. DOI : 10.48550/arXiv.2208.04627.

Distributionally Robust Optimal Allocation with Costly Verification

H. İ. Bayrak; C. Kocyigit; D. Kuhn; M. Pinar 


Small Errors in Random Zeroth-Order Optimization are Imaginary

W. Jongeneel; M-C. Yue; D. Kuhn 


Metrizing Fairness

Y. Rychener; B. Taskesen; D. Kuhn 


Optimal recovery of unsecured debt via interpretable reinforcement learning

M. Mark; N. Chehrazi; H. Liu; T. A. Weber 

Machine Learning with Applications. 2022. Vol. 8, p. 1-9, 100280. DOI : 10.1016/j.mlwa.2022.100280.

Why Do Companies Need Operational Flexibility to Achieve Sustainability at Source?

Y. K. Elalem; I. Bicer; R. W. Seifert 

Sustainability. 2022. Vol. 14, num. 1, p. 367. DOI : 10.3390/su14010367.

Topological Linear System Identification via Moderate Deviations Theory

W. Jongeneel; T. Sutter; D. Kuhn 

IEEE Control Systems Letters. 2022. Vol. 6, p. 307-312. DOI : 10.1109/LCSYS.2021.3072814.

The Open Innovation in Science research field: a collaborative conceptualisation approach

S. Beck; C. Bergenholtz; M. Bogers; T-M. Brasseur; M. L. Conradsen et al. 

Industry And Innovation. 2022. Vol. 29, num. 2, p. 136-185. DOI : 10.1080/13662716.2020.1792274.

Quantifying Endogeneity of Cryptocurrency Markets

M. Mark; J. Sila; T. A. Weber 

European Journal of Finance. 2022. Vol. 28, num. 7, p. 784—799. DOI : 10.1080/1351847X.2020.1791925.

On Linear Optimization over Wasserstein Balls

M-C. Yue; D. Kuhn; W. Wiesemann 

Mathematical Programming. 2022. Vol. 195, num. 1-2, p. 1107–1122. DOI : 10.1007/s10107-021-01673-8.

Data-Driven Chance Constrained Programs over Wasserstein Balls

Z. Chen; D. Kuhn; W. Wiesemann 

Operations Research. 2022. DOI : 10.1287/opre.2022.2330.

Robust Multidimensional Pricing: Separation without Regret

C. Kocyigit Yalcin; N. Rujeerapaiboon; D. Kuhn 

Mathematical Programming. 2022. Vol. 196, p. 841–874. DOI : 10.1007/s10107-021-01615-4.

Distributionally Robust Inverse Covariance Estimation: The Wasserstein Shrinkage Estimator

V. A. Nguyen; D. Kuhn; P. Mohajerin Esfahani 

Operations Research. 2022. Vol. 70, num. 1, p. 490-515. DOI : 10.1287/opre.2020.2076.

Scenario Reduction Revisited: Fundamental Limits and Guarantees

N. Rujeerapaiboon; K. Schindler; D. Kuhn; W. Wiesemann 

Mathematical Programming. 2022. Vol. 191, p. 207–242. DOI : 10.1007/s10107-018-1269-1.

Conference Papers

Stochastic Second-Order Methods Improve Best-Known Sample Complexity of SGD for Gradient-Dominated Function

S. Masiha; S. Salehkaleybar; N. He; N. Kiyavash; P. Thiran 


Minimum Cost Intervention Design for Causal Effect Identification

S. Akbari; J. Etesami; N. Kiyavash 

2022. International Conference on Machine Learning 2022, Baltimore, USA, DOI : 10.48550/arxiv.2205.02232.

Revisiting the General Identifiability Problem

Y. Kivva; E. Mokhtarian; J. Etesami; N. Kiyavash 

2022. Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, Eindhoven, Netherlands, August 2nd – August 4th, 2022. p. 1022-1030.

Causal Effect Identification with Context-specific Independence Relations of Control Variables

E. Mokhtarian; F. Jamshidi; J. Etesami; N. Kiyavash 

2022-01-01. International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics, ELECTR NETWORK, Mar 28-30, 2022.


Political Economies of Energy Transition: Wind and Solar Power in Brazil and South Africa

M. Aklin 

Political Science Quarterly. 2022. Vol. 137, num. 2, p. 424-426. DOI : 10.1002/polq.13323.


Vehicle-to-Grid for Reliable Frequency Regulation

D. Lauinger / D. Kuhn; F. R. Vuille (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2022. 

Self-Exciting Point Processes: Identification and Control

M. Mark / T. A. Weber (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2022. 

Book Chapters

Nothing New Under the Sun: Novelty Constructs and Measures in Social Studies

D. Bavato 

The Generation, Recognition and Legitimation of Novelty; Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited, 2022-01-20. p. 27-49.

Renewable Energy, Energy Poverty, and Climate Change

M. Aklin 

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Environmental Politics; New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2022. p. 658-678.

Working Papers

Power Shifts, Emigration, and Population Sorting

M. Aklin; V. Eichenauer 



Targeting Agricultural Electricity Subsidies in Haryana

A. Viswamohanan; S. Shruti; M. Aklin; T. Moerenhout 


Jharkhand Rural Energy Access: Enduring Challenges in Quality, Affordability, and Billing

B. Diksha; M. Aklin; B. Blankenship; V. Nanda; J. Urpelainen 



Enable a just transition for American fossil fuel workers through federal action

M. Aklin; J. Urpelainen 



Journal Articles

Basic Needs as the Boundary Condition for a Reconceptualization of Necessity Entrepreneurship across Contexts

J. C. Dencker; S. Bacq; M. Gruber 

Academy Of Management Review. 2021-10-01. Vol. 46, num. 4, p. 830-835. DOI : 10.5465/amr.2020.0491.

Continuums and Dichotomies in Necessity Entrepreneurship research

J. C. Dencker; S. Bacq; M. Gruber 

Academy Of Management Review. 2021-10-01. Vol. 46, num. 4, p. 825-827. DOI : 10.5465/amr.2021.0231.

Special Section: Improving New Digital Market Mechanisms

R. J. Kauffman; T. A. Weber 

Journal Of Management Information Systems. 2021-07-03. Vol. 38, num. 3, p. 574-578. DOI : 10.1080/07421222.2021.1958541.


A. Gandhi; N. Kiyavash; J. Wang 

Proceedings Of The Acm On Measurement And Analysis Of Computing Systems. 2021-06-01. Vol. 5, num. 2, p. 13. DOI : 10.1145/3466793.

Getting more from many – A framework of community resourcefulness in new venture creation

C. Hertel; J. Binder; E. Fauchart 

Journal Of Business Venturing. 2021-05-01. Vol. 36, num. 3, p. 106094. DOI : 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2021.106094.

Paradoxical simulation results of chaos-like chattering in the bouncing ball system

K. Schindler; R. I. Leine 

Physica D-Nonlinear Phenomena. 2021-05-01. Vol. 419, p. 132854. DOI : 10.1016/j.physd.2021.132854.

A general framework for stock dynamics of populations and built and natural environments

D. Lauinger; R. G. Billy; F. Vásquez; D. B. Müller 

Journal of Industrial Ecology. 2021-03-29. Vol. 25, num. 5, p. 1136-1146. DOI : 10.1111/jiec.13117.

The Side Effects of Central Bank Independence

M. Aklin; A. Kern 

American Journal of Political Science. 2021. Vol. 65, num. 4, p. 971-987. DOI : 10.1111/ajps.12580.

Inequality in policy implementation: caste and electrification in rural India

M. Aklin; C-Y. Cheng; J. Urpelainen 

Journal of Public Policy. 2021. Vol. 41, num. 2, p. 331-359. DOI : 10.1017/S0143814X20000045.

Electrification and productive use among micro- and small-enterprises in rural North India

S. Pelz; M. Aklin; J. Urpelainen 

Energy Policy. 2021. Vol. 156, p. 112401. DOI : 10.1016/j.enpol.2021.112401.

The great equalizer: Inequality in tribal energy access and policies to address it

M. Aklin; B. Blankenship; V. Nandan; J. Urpelainen 

Energy Research & Social Science. 2021. Vol. 79, p. 102132. DOI : 10.1016/j.erss.2021.102132.

The hedonic treadmill: Electricity access in India has increased, but so have expectations

M. Aklin; N. Chindarkar; J. Urpelainen; A. Jain; K. Ganesan 

Energy Policy. 2021. Vol. 156, p. 112391. DOI : 10.1016/j.enpol.2021.112391.

The evolving role of solar-based lighting solutions in rural India: Global lessons for distributed renewables

M. Aklin; J. Urpelainen 

Energy for Sustainable Development. 2021. Vol. 63, p. 113-118. DOI : 10.1016/j.esd.2021.05.009.

The off-grid catch-22: Effective institutions as a prerequisite for the global deployment of distributed renewable power

M. Aklin 

Energy Research & Social Science. 2021. Vol. 72, p. 101830. DOI : 10.1016/j.erss.2020.101830.

Do high electricity bills undermine public support for renewables? Evidence from the European Union

M. Aklin 

Energy Policy. 2021. Vol. 156, p. 112400. DOI : 10.1016/j.enpol.2021.112400.

Mean-Covariance Robust Risk Measurement

V. A. Nguyen; S. Shafieezadeh Abadeh; D. Filipovic; D. Kuhn 


Benefiting from additive manufacturing for mass customization across the product life cycle

R. Lacroix; R. W. Seifert; A. Timonina-Farkas 

Operations Research Perspectives. 2021-01-01. Vol. 8, p. 100201. DOI : 10.1016/j.orp.2021.100201.

Conference Papers

The KDD 2021 Workshop on Causal Discovery (CD2021)

Thuc Duy Le; J. Li; G. Cooper; S. Triantafyllou; E. Bareinboim et al. 

2021-01-01. 27th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), ELECTR NETWORK, Aug 14-18, 2021. p. 4141-4142. DOI : 10.1145/3447548.3469462.

On Topological Equivalence in Linear Quadratic Optimal Control

W. Jongeneel; D. Kuhn 

2021. 2021 European Control Conference (ECC), Rotterdam, Netherlands, June 29 – July 2, 2021. p. 2002-2007. DOI : 10.23919/ECC54610.2021.9654863.

Impact of Data Processing on Fairness in Supervised Learning

S. Khodadadian; A. Ghassami; N. Kiyavash 

2021-01-01. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), ELECTR NETWORK, Jul 12-20, 2021. p. 2643-2648. DOI : 10.1109/ISIT45174.2021.9517766.

Robust Generalization despite Distribution Shift via Minimum Discriminating Information

T. Sutter; A. Krause; D. Kuhn 

2021. 35th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), Virtual, December 7-10, 2021.

Sequential Domain Adaptation by Synthesizing Distributionally Robust Experts

B. Taskesen; M-C. Yue; J. Blanchet; D. Kuhn; V. A. Nguyen 

2021. 38th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2021), Virtual, July 18-24, 2021. p. 7168-7179.

Distributionally Robust Optimization with Markovian Data

M. Li; T. Sutter; D. Kuhn 

2021. 38th International Conference on Machine Learning, Virtual, July 18-24, 2021. p. 6493-6503.

Working Papers

Does Central Bank Independence Increase Inequality?

M. Aklin; A. Kern; M. Negre 



How to Target LPG Subsidies in India: Step 2. Evaluating policy options in Jharkhand

S. Sharma; T. Moerenhout; M. Aklin; K. Bajaj 


Policy Briefs