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Doctor en Estadística

Categorización académica:

Profesor titular (ord.)

Área de investigación:



Marketing (Efecto de Promociones) | Operaciones (Modelos de Inventarios para Artículos de Arriendo)

Cursos que imparte:

Operaciones y Logística, Estadística y Métodos Empíricos en Marketing

Leonardo Epstein


Doctor en Estadística por Carnegie Mellon University. Al concluir sus estudios de doctorado, trabajó como profesor en The Johns Hopkins University y Georgetown University. De regreso en Chile fue académico de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile y Adolfo Ibáñez. A fines de 2013 se incorporó como profesor investigador a la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales de la UANDES.

  • Doctorado en Estadística, Carnegie Mellon University
  • MS Estadística, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Ingeniero Matemático, Universidad de Chile
  • Epstein, L.D., González, E. & Sepúlveda, A. "Optimal size of a rental inventory with items available from a secondary source: a model with non-stationary probabilities" A. Ann Oper Res (2018).
  • Leonardo D. Epstein, Arturo A. Flores, Ronald C. Goodstein, Sandra J. Milberg. "A new approach to measuring retail promotion effectiveness: A case of store traffic" Journal of Business Research 69 (2016) 4394–4402
    (Available online since 5/14/2016, DOI:10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.03.062) (ISI)
  • Eduardo González y Leonardo D. Epstein. "Minimum Cost in a Mix of New and Old Reusable Items: An Application to Sizing a Fleet of Delivery Trucks" Annals of Operations Research.
    (Available online since 10/2013, DOI: 10.1007/s10479-013-1466-5) (ISI)
  • Sandra J. Milberg, Ronald C. Goodstein, Francisca Sinn, Andrés Cuneo, Leonardo D. Epstein. "Call back the jury: Reinvestigating the effects of fit and parent brand quality in determining brand extension success". Journal of Marketing Management, Vol 29, Issue 3-4, 374-390, March 2013.
    ( (ISSN 0267-257X (Print), 1472-1376 (Online)). (Good Journal; NOT ISI)
  • Adam Bennett, Leonardo D. Epstein, Robert H Gilman, Vitaliano Cama, Caryn Bern, Lilia Cabrera, Andrés G. Lescano, Jonathan Patz, César Cárcamo, and William Checkley. "Effects of 1997-98 El Niño episode on community rates of diarrhea in Lima, Perú." American Journal of Public Health. July 2012, Vol. 102, No. 7, pp. e63-e69.
    (DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300573) (ISI)
  • Eduardo González, Leonardo D. Epstein, and Verónica Godoy. "Optimal number of bypasses: Minimizing cost of calls to wireless phones under Calling Party Pays" Annals of Operations Research (2012) 199:179-191.
    (DOI: 10.1007/s10479-011-0993-1) (ISSN 0254-5330) (ISI)
  • Checkley W., Guzman-Cottrill J., Epstein L., Innocentini N., Patz J., Shulman S., "Short-Term Weather Variability in Chicago and Hospitalizations for Kawasaki Disease". Epidemiology. March 2009, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 194-201.
    (DOI: 10.1097/EDE.0b013e3181961a9b) (ISI)
  • Sinn, M.F., Milberg, S.J., Epstein, L.D., Goodstein, R.C. "Compromising the Compromise Effect: Brands Matter". Marketing Letters (2007) 18 No. 4, 223-236.
  • Sinn, M.F., Milberg, S.J., and Epstein, L.D. "Context Effects on Consumer Choice: Do Brands Matter?". Latin America Advances in Consumer Research (2006) 1, eds. Silvia González and David Luna, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 31-32.
  • Checkley, W., Gilman, R.H., Black, R.E., Epstein, L.D., Cabrera, L., Sterling, C.R., Moulton, L.H. "Benefits of water and sanitation on childhood health in a poor Peruvian peri-urban community". The Lancet (2004) 363: Issue 9403, pp. 112-118 (Commentary page 94).
    (DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(03)15261-0) (ISSN 0140-6736), (ISI)
  • Leaf, P.J., Owens, P.L.,Leventhal, Forsyth, B.W.C., Vaden-Kiernan, M., Epstein, L.D., Riley, A.W., Horwitz, S. "Pediatricians' Training and Identification and Management of Psychosocial Problems Clinical Pediatrics (2004) 43: 355-365.
    (doi: 10.1177/000992280404300407) (ISI)
  • Checkley, W., Epstein, L.D., Gilman, R.H., Cabrera L., Black, R. E. "Effects of acute diarrhea on linear growth in Peruvian children", The American Journal of Epidemiology (2003) 157 No. 2, 166-175.
    (doi: 10.1093/aje/kwf179)(Online ISSN 1476-6256 - Print ISSN 0002-9262)(ISI)
  • Checkley, W., Epstein, L.D., Gilman, R.H., Figueroa, D., Cama, R.I., Patz, J.A., Black, R.E. "Effects of the El Niño phenomenon and ambient temperature on hospital admissions for diarrheal diseases in Peruvian children". The Lancet (February 5, 2000) 355, 442-450.
    (DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(00)82010-3)(ISSN 0140-6736) (ISI)
  • Malarcher, A.M., Schulman, J., Epstein, L.D., Thun, M.J., Mowery, P., Pierce, B., Escobedo, L., Giovino, G, A. "Methodologic Issues in Estimating Smoking Attributable Mortality in the United States", The American Journal of Epidemiology (2000) 152(6) , 573-584.
    (Online ISSN 1476-6256 - Print ISSN 0002-9262) (doi: 10.1093/aje/152.6.573) (ISI)
  • Checkley, W., Epstein, L.D., Gilman, R.H., Black, R.E., Cabrera, L., Sterling, C.R., Sterling, C.R. "Effects of Cryptosporidium parvum in Peruvian Children: Growth Faltering and Subsequent catch-up Growth". The American Journal of Epidemiology (1998) 148, No. 5, 497-506.
    (Online ISSN 1476-6256 - Print ISSN 0002-9262) (ISI)
  • Epstein, L.D., Sepúlveda, A.E. and Goldberg A. "Maximizing the Concordance Between a Continuous Response Assay and an Ordinal Categorical Standard: Selection of Thresholds". Proceedings of the Biophamaceutical Section, Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association, Chicago, Illinois, August 4-8, 1996, 65-70.
  • Checkley, W., Gilman, R.H., Epstein, L.D., Suarez, M.A., Diaz, F., Cabrera, L., Black, R. E., Sterling, C.R. "Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Cryptosporidiosis: Their Acute Effect on Weight Gain in Peruvian Children". The American Journal of Epidemiology (1997) , 145, No. 2, 156-163. (ISI)
  • Hernandez, J.E. and Epstein, L.D., Rodriguez, M.H., Rodriguez, A.D., Rejmankova, E., and Roberts, D.R. "Use of Generalized Regression Tree Models to Characterize Vegetation Favoring Anopheles Albimanus Breeding". Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association (1997), 13(1): 28-34. (ISI)
  • Epstein, L.D. and Muñoz A. "A Bivariate Parametric Model for Survival and Intermediate Event Times". Statistics in Medicine (1996), 15, Issue 11, pp. 1171-1185.
    (Online ISSN: 1097- 0258) (DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0258(19960615)15:11<1171::AID-SIM230>3.0.CO;2-8) (ISI)
  • Epstein, L.D., Muñoz, A. and He, D. "Bayesian Imputation of Predictive Values When Covariate Information is Available and Gold Standard Diagnosis is Unavailable". Statistics in Medicine (1996), 15, Issue 5, 463-476.
    (Online ISSN: 1097-0258) (DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1097- 0258(19960315)15:5<463::AID-SIM177>3.0.CO;2-0) (ISI)
  • Sepúlveda A. E. and Epstein L.D. "The Repulsion Algorithm: A New Multistart Method for Global Optimization". Structural Optimization (1996), 11, Issue 3-4, 145-152.
    (ISSN 1615-147X (print version), 1615-1488 (electronic version)) (DOI: 10.1007/BF01197028)
  • Goldberg, A., Epstein, L.D. and Zurlo, J. \A Modular Approach to Validation: A Work in Progress: In vitro approaches to contact dermatitis" In Vitro Toxicology (1995), 8, No. 4, 431-435. (ISSN 0888-319X)
  • Damiano, A.M., Epstein, L.D. and MacKenzie, E. "A New Model for Category Scaling Data with an Application to the Development of Health Status Measures". Medical Decision Making (1995), 15: 170-179.
    (Print ISSN: 0272-989X Online ISSN: 1552-681X) (DOI: 10.1177/0272989X9501500210) (ISI)
  • Epstein, L.D. and Muñoz, A. "A Parametric Model for Survival and Intermediate Event Times". 1994 Proceedings of the Section on Epidemiology, Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association, Toronto, Canada, August 13-18, 1994.
  • Kuppers, R.C., Epstein, L.D., Outschoorn, I. and Rose, N.R. "The Genetic Regulation of the IgG2a Response to Thyroglobulin is Linked to the Igh Locus in Mouse". Immunogenetics (1994), 39, Issue 6, 404-11.
    (DOI: 10.1007/BF00176157) (ISI)
  • Sepúlveda A.E. and Epstein L.D. "Application of Bayesian Methods in Global Structural Optimization". Computer Aided Optimum Design of Structures III: optimization of structural systems and applications in Proceedings of the International Conference, Zaragoza, Spain. Editors: S. Hernandez, C. A. Brebbia, July 1993, 585-600.
    (ISBN 1-85166-841-1)
  • Sepúlveda A.E. and Epstein, L.D. "Approximation Concepts for Structural Synthesis with Uncertain Parameters". Proceedings of Structural Optimization 93, The World Congress on Optimal Design of Structural Systems, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August, 1993, 457-464.
  • Epstein, L.D. and Fienberg, S.E. "Bayesian Estimation in Multidimensional Contingency Tables". P. K. Goel and N. S. Iyengar Eds. Bayesian Inference in Statistics and Econometrics: Proceedings of the Indo-US. Workshop, 1988'. Lecture Notes in Statistics Series, Vol. 75, Springer-Verlag, New York. (1992), 27-41.
    (Print ISBN 978-0-387-97863-5 Online ISBN 978-1-4612-2944-5) (DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4612-2944-5 3)
  • Epstein, L.D. and Fienberg, S.E. Comment on "A Survey on Exact Inference for Contingency Tables" by A. Agresti. Statistical Science (1992), 7(1); 160-163.
  • Epstein, L.D. and Fienberg, Stephen E. "Calculation of Posterior Distributions for Loglinear Models Using Gibbs Sampling". E. M. Keramidas Ed. Proceedings of the 23rd Symposium on the Interface: Computing Science and Statistics, Interface Foundation of North America, (1991), 215-223. (OCLC: 26603816)