Jie Ning

Associate Professor
Department of Operations
Weatherhead School of Management

Jie Ning, PhD, joined the Weatherhead School of Management in 2013 after receiving her doctoral degree from the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on how firms (should) make operational decisions in the presence of financial constraints and economic incentives. She is particularly interested in studying the dynamic coordination between the operational and financial decisions of a single firm and the interaction between multiple financially constrained firms. Ning’s research extends to empirical operations management; interfaces of operations, finance, and economics; risk management; and stochastic optimization. Ning has worked with a number of Fortune 500 companies on a combination of empirical and theoretical research projects.

Jie received her PhD in industrial and operations engineering in 2013. She holds a MS in physics, a MSE in industrial and operations engineering from University of Michigan, and a BS in physics from the University of Science and Technology of China. She instructs students in Operations Research and Supply Chain Management as well as other courses.

Initially Appointed: 2013

Curriculum Vita


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
University of Michigan
University of Science and Technology of China

Teaching Information

Courses Taught

  • Operations Management I
  • Operations Management II
  • Strategic Sourcing in Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Risk Management

Office Hours

By Appointment Only

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Interfaces of Operations with Finance and Economics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Markov Decision Process and Its Applications
  • Empirical Operations Management

Awards and Honors

  • Weatherhead Emerging Impact Award
    Weatherhead School of Management
  • Weatherhead Faculty Scholar
    Weatherhead School of Management


  • Ning, J. (2022).
    Strategic trade credit in a supply chain with buyer competition (vol. 24, issue 4, pp. 2183-2201) Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
  • Ning, J. (2021).
    Reducible Markov decision processes and stochastic games (vol. 30, issue 8, pp. 2726-2751) Production and Operations Management
  • Solow, D. , Ning, J. , Zhu, J. , Cai, Y. (2020).
    Improved Heuristics for Finding Balanced Teams (vol. 52, issue 12, pp. 1312-1323)  IISE Transactions
  • Ning, J. , Sobel, M. (2019).
    Easy affine Markov decision processes  (vol. 67, issue 6, pp. 1719-1737)  Operations Research
  • Ning, J. , Babich, V. , Handley, J. , Keppo, J. (2018).
    Risk-Aversion and B2B Contracting under Asymmetric Information: Evidence from Managed Print Services (vol. 66, issue 2, pp. 392–408)  Operations Research
  • Ning, J. , Sobel, M. (2018).
    Production and Capacity Management with Internal Financing  (vol. 20, issue 1, pp. 147-160) Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
  • Ning, J. , Babich, V. (2018).
    R&D investments in the presence of knowledge spillover and debt financing: can risk-shifting cure free-riding?  (vol. 20, issue 1, pp. 97-112)  Manufacturing & Service Operations Management

Residencies, Internships and Fellowships

Lewis-Progressive Fellow