Lawrence W. Robinson

Lawrence W. Robinson

  • Professor

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Faculty Expertise

  • Operations Management
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Inventory Management
  • Revenue Management
  • Spreadsheet Modeling


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management


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Professor Lawrence Robinson is professor of operations, technology and information management at the Johnson Graduate School of Management. His research focuses on problems of operating in an uncertain environment; in particular, on developing practical heuristic policies that perform well and can be easily calculated. His research interests comprise inventory management, booking limits for discount-fare airline passengers, and scheduling doctor's appointments. He has published in a variety of journals, including Operations Research, Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Operations Research Letters, and Production and Operations Management. He has been a Mobil Scholar, and has twice received the Executive MBA Globe Award for teaching excellence.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, 1986
  • MBA Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, 1983
  • BA Dartmouth College, 1980