Burcu Tan

Assistant Professor

Office GW 1 - Room 546
Phone 504.865.5038
Email btan@tulane.edu
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Having studied and taught at universities in both the U.S. and Turkey, Professor Burcu Tan brings an international focus to her work at the Freeman School that benefits both students and the researchers with whom she collaborates.
Professor Tan's research focuses on two-sided markets, supply chain management, product development, and system dynamics.


Professor Tan teaches Spreadsheet Modeling to undergraduates
and Operations Management in the MBA program.


Tan, B., Qi Feng, and Wen Chen, “Dual Sourcing under Random Supply Capacities: The Role of the Slow Supplier”, forthcoming at Production and Operations Management.

Anderson, E.G., G. G. Parker, and B. Tan, “Platform Performance Investment with Network Externalities”, Information Systems Research, 25 (1), 2013.

Tan, B., E. G. Anderson, J. S. Dyer, and G. G. Parker, “Evaluating System Dynamics Models of Risky Projects Using Decision Trees: Alternative Energy Projects as an Illustrative Example,” System Dynamics Review, 26 (1), 2010.

Chen, W. and B. Tan, "Dynamic Procurement from Multiple Suppliers with Random Capacities", Forthcoming at Annals of Operations Research

Memorable Moment

Professor Tan values the days when former students tell her about how the skills they learn in her classes have helped them secure jobs.

Education & Affiliations

McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. in Operations Management

Bogazici University, M.S. in Industrial Engineering

Bogazici University, B.S. in Industrial Engineering


Performing music from the Middle East and Balkans