Shijie Lu

Assistant Professor

Shijie Lu


Shijie Lu is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of Houston. He is a quantitative marketing researcher. His research interests primarily focus on online advertising, user-generated content, competitive strategy, and piracy.

His research has appeared in leading marketing journals, including Marketing Science, Management Science, and Journal of Marketing. His past recognition includes the INFORMS Society for Marketing Science dissertation proposal award and an honorable mention in the Marketing Science Institute's Clayton dissertation proposal competition.

Dr. Lu received his Ph.D. in business administration (marketing) from the University of Southern California, where he also earned a master's degree in economics. He earned his B.S. in mathematics and B.A. in economics from the Peking University. Prior to joining the UH, he was on the faculty at the UNC Chapel Hill.


  • Lu, Shijie, Koushyar Rajavi, and Isaac Dinner (2020), "The Effect of Over-the-Top Media Services on Piracy Search: Evidence from a Natural Experiment," Marketing Science, forthcoming.
  • Ryoo, Jun Hyun (Joseph), Xin (Shane) Wang, and Shijie Lu (2020), "Do Spoilers Really Spoil? Using Topic Modeling to Measure the Effect of Spoiler Reviews on Box Office Revenue," Journal of Marketing, forthcoming.
  • Lu, Shijie, Xin (Shane) Wang, and Neil Bendle (2020), "Does Piracy Create Online Word of Mouth? An Empirical Analysis in the Movie Industry," Management Science, 66(5), 2140-2162.
  • Lu, Shijie and Sha Yang (2017), "Investigating the Spillover Effect of Keyword Market Entry in Sponsored Search Advertising," Marketing Science, 36(6), 976-998.
  • Lu, Shijie, Yi Zhu, and Anthony Dukes (2015), "Position Auctions with Budget Constraints: Implications for Advertisers and Publishers," Marketing Science, 34(6), 897-905.
  • Yang, Sha, Shijie Lu, and Xianghua Lu (2014), "Modeling Competition and Its Impact on Paid-Search Advertising," Marketing Science, 33(1), 134-153.

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Journal of Marketing Research

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