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Nicos Savva

PhD (Cambridge)
Assistant Professor of Management Science and Operations

Subject area:
Management Science and Operations
Research activity:
Institute of Technology
Personal site:
Personal web page


Nicos holds a PhD in Management Science, an MPhil in Finance (Financial Engineering) and a BA in Physics, all from the University of Cambridge. His research interests focus on healthcare operations (measuring and optimizing hospital performance, hospital reimbursement) and innovation (measuring the impact of new information technology, social learning, technology transfer, signalling and screening with contracts). His work has appeared in Management Science, M&SOM and in Nature Biotechnology. Nicos has acted as a consultant to hospitals, biotech companies, high-tech start-ups, retail firms and a hedge fund. At the London Business School he teaches Data, Models and Decisions to full-time MBAs, Decisions and Risk Analysis to Executive MBAs as well as two electives, Advanced Modelling and Healthcare Management. He is the recipient of the 2008-09 Outstanding Core Course Teaching Award. Besides LBS he has also taught at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.


‘Nurse Staffing in the Presence of Endogenous Absenteeism’, (with Linda Green and Sergei Savin), (2013, Management Science); ‘Physician Workload and Hospital Reimbursement, (with Adam Powell and Sergei Savin), (2012, M&SOM); ‘Double or Quits: New Product Co-development with Opt-Out Options’, (with Stefan Scholtes), (Forthcoming, Production and Operations Management); ‘The economics of licensing contracts’, Nature Biotechnology (August 2008); ‘Irreversible Investment with Price Ceilings in Oligopolies’, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, (March 2009).

Other activities

Senior Editor for Production and Operations Management, Reviewer for Management Science, Operations Research, M&SOM.


Research Fellow, Centre for Financial Analysis and Policy, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.

Contact Details

Email: nsavva@london.edu

tel: +44 (0)20 7000 8826
fax: +44 (0)20 7000 7001

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