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Joann de Zegher is the Maurice F. Strong Career Development Professor and an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Her research examines the design of technologies and algorithms that address supply chain challenges in developing and emerging markets, by combining methods from large-scale field work, optimization, computer science, econometrics, and action research.

She holds an MS in econometrics and management science from Erasmus University Rotterdam, and a PhD from Stanford University.

Joann de Zegher is Founder and President of PemPem, which develops mobile supply chain management software for micro-enterprises in commodity supply chains.

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"Are Bans Effective Despite Limited Enforcement? Evidence from High Seas Management."

Bastani, Hamsa, and Joann de Zegher, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5743-19. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, August 2020.

"Crowdsourcing Market Information from Competitors."

de Zegher, Joann and Irene Lo, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5888-19. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, September 2020.

"Designing Contracts and Sourcing Channels to Create Shared Value."

de Zegher, Joann F., Dan A. Iancu, and Hau L. Lee. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Vol. 21, No. 2 (2019): 271-289. Online Appendix.

"Excess Demand for Unskilled Labor Drives Forced Labor. Evidence from Myanmar and Thailand."

de Zegher, Joann, B. Liu, Lisa Rende Taylor, and Mark Taylor, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5890-19. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, March 2019.

"Low-Skilled Labor Shortages Contribute to Forced Labor — Evidence From Myanmar and Thailand."

de Zegher, Joann F., Boyu Liu, Lisa Rende Taylor, and Mark Taylor, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6541-21. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, September 2021.

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