Rohit Patel

Strategist | Data Scientist | Product Leader


Strategy and analytics professional with 10+ years of experience

Experience developing successful teams and leaders

Executed numerous successful projects working with C-suite executives leading to tangible business outcomes

Technical background with hands on experience building statistical and machine learning models

Research

Costly Inspection and Money Burning in Internal Capital Markets, with Can Urgun.
This paper deals with the incentives and strategic choices of agents in an internal capital market, when the CEO has a cost to monitor the potential benefits of their respective investments, and describes the nature of an optimal mechanism design.

Costly Verification by an Intermediary in a Two Sided Market
This paper studies the players in a two sided market when the good sold is of uncertain value, network effects are in play, and there is a cost to verifying the value of the good. It describes the optimal mechanism to maximize the revenue for the intermediary.

Indices for Dynamic Pricing in the Event Ticketing Industry
This paper introduces new price indices and measures to facilitate dynamic pricing in the sports ticketing industry.

A Seller's Problem and Costly Verification, with Can Urgun
This paper outlines the optimal strategy to maximize the revenue of a seller when the buyer's willingness to pay is unknown, but can be discovered at a cost (market research etc..).

Differentiating Reputations in Dynamic Duopolies, with R. Andrew Butters
This paper outlines how reputation in a marketplace can be used to boost prices and revenue in dynamic duopolies, and how firms end up at different product quality and prices in a dynamic equilibrium.

When I was set to present my work while at Kellogg, I decided to tinker with the beamer styles. Here are the results.

Note: More specific themes can be found here for Northwestern and Kellogg students.


Changelog and Usage Instructions

First, here is the pdf output: Econ1.pdfYou will need to place the file beamerthemeEcon1.sty, along with any logo files, in the folder where your tex file is located.Invoke the theme by using the command \usetheme{Econ1} in the preamble. Preferably, the last thing before the \begin{document} statement.The tex file that generated the output above: Econ1.texThe Theme is quite customizable. A logo can be added to the title page by adding the following line to the preamble before the theme is invoked \def\Logo{logofilename.extension} Where the extension can be pdf/eps/png/jpg etc...The default color can be changed, by passing the structure argument as for the inbuilt beamer themes \usecolorthemeRGB={47,104,150}The text in any of the boxes in the footer can be defined by issuing the commands:\def\UpperLeftBoxText{Upper Left Box Text}
\def\UpperRightBoxText{Upper Right Box Text}
\def\ShadedLeftBoxText{Shaded Left Box Text}
\def\ShadedRightBoxText{Shaded Right Box Text}
The default behavior is to not list the institute(s) of the author(s) on the title page when a logo is specified and to list it (as is normally the case) when there is no logo added. However, sometime you may want to have both. The following command can be added to the preamble to force the institute name on the title page even in the presence of the logo. \def\ForceInstitute{}. This command does nothing when there is no logo present.The title on the title slide can be encased in a box by issuing the command \def\InvertTitleShading{}The second line after the frametitle can be rid of by adding to the preamble \def\NoTitleUnderline{}Not specifying any of these parameters will cause the theme to assume default values. Econ1-defaults.pdf is an output with all the default values. Please note that all of these commands should be issued before you invoke the theme. Otherwise, they will simply not work.The proof environment will not provide you with a standard block and "Proof.". Instead, it will simply say "Sketch of Proof." and skip to the next line. If you need the old proof environment, use "oldproof". If you need simply "Proof." instead of "Sketch of Proof.", with the simple style, use "fullproof". The reason for this change is that I have never seen anyone in Economics present a full proof on a presentation, and the equations are often too unwieldy to look pretty in a block anyway.

Here is a Northwestern theme for LaTeX presentations. A more general theme can be found here.

Changelog and Usage Instructions

First, here is the pdf output: NU_template.pdfThe proof environment will not provide you with a standard block and "Proof.". Instead, it will simply say "Sketch of Proof." and skip to the next line. If you need the old proof environment, use oldproof. If you need simply "Proof." instead of "Sketch of Proof.", with the simple style, use fullproof. The reason for this change is that I have never seen anyone in Economics present a full proof on a presentation, and the equations are often too unwieldy to look pretty in a block anyway.The default color is purple for the NU theme. It can be changed however, by passing the structure argument as for the inbuilt beamer themes.You will need to place the files beamerthemeNorthwestern.sty, NUidentity_white.pdf, and NU_logo_purple.pdf in the folder where your tex file is located.The use of Northwestern logo and identity files is governed by university guidelines.Invoke the theme by using the command \usetheme{Northwestern} in the preamble.The second line after the frametitle can be rid of by adding to the preamble \def\NoTitleUnderline{}The tex file that generated the output above: NU_template.texMembers of NU/Kellogg community can use the files freely. However, I request that you link directly to this page when distributing these files so that the user does not accidentally violate the NU/Kellogg usage guidelines.

Here is a theme for Latex presentations. It is made to look like one of the powerpoint presentation templates provided by Kellogg. A more general theme can be found here.

Changelog and Usage Instructions

First, here is the pdf output: Kellogg_template.pdfThe proof environment will not provide you with a standard block and "Proof.". Instead, it will simply say "Sketch of Proof." and skip to the next line. If you need the old proof environment, use oldproof. If you need simply "Proof." instead of "Sketch of Proof.", with the simple style, use fullproof. The reason for this change is that I have never seen anyone in Economics present a full proof on a presentation, and the equations are often too unwieldy to look pretty in a block anyway.The default color is purple for the Kellogg theme. It can be changed however, by passing the structure argument as for the inbuilt beamer themes.You will need to place the files beamerthemeKellogg.sty, NUidentity_white.pdf, and Kellogg_logo_white.pdf in the folder where your tex file is located.The use of Kellogg logo and identity files is governed by university guidelines that can be found here and here.Invoke the theme by using the command \usetheme{Kellogg} in the preamble.The second line after the frametitle can be rid of by adding to the preamble \def\NoTitleUnderline{}The tex file that generated the output above: Kellogg_template.texMembers of NU/Kellogg community can use the files freely. However, I request that you link directly to this page when distributing these files so that the user does not accidentally violate the NU/Kellogg usage guidelines. Output of a modified beamerthemeKelloggBKevin.sty by Kevin Bryan.