Assistant Professor

Economics Department & Institute for the Study of Economic Growth

Wichita State University



"The Impact of Parental Migration on Social Interaction - A Framed Field Experiment with Left-behind Children in China" (with Hui Xu) Accepted at Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization Download Working Paper

"The Aspirational Income Hypothesis: Limits of the Relative Income Hypothesis" (with Elias Lafi Khalil, Jason Aimone, Daniel Houser, Deborah Martinez and Kun Qian) Volume 182, February 2021, 229-247, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization Download Working Paper

"Intention or Request: The Impact of Message Structure " (with Timothy Flannery) Games 2021, 12(1), 12 Special Issue "Experiments on Communication in Games"

"Collective Experimentation: A Laboratory Study" (with Cesar Martinelli and Mikhail Freer) Volume 175, July 2020, 365-379, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization Download Working Paper

"Demanding or Deferring? An Experimental Analysis of the Economic Value of Communication with Attitude" (with Daniel Houser) Volume 115, May, 2019, 381-395, Games and Economic Behavior Download Working Paper

"Embezzlement, whistleblowing, and organizational architecture: An experimental investigation" (with Michael Makowsky) 2018, 147, 58-75, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization Download Working Paper

"The Effect of Digitalization on Penalty Payments: An Experimental Investigation" (with Xiangdong Qin) 2015, 4(8), Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics Download Working Paper

"Using an Exogenous Mechanism to Examine Efficient Probabilistic Punishment" (with Xiangdong Qin) 2013, 39, 1-10, Journal of Economic Psychology Download Working Paper

Working Papers

"Determining When to Set the Price of Co-creation Products in the Freelance Market - Theory and Experiment" (with Ying Yang) Under Review

"Keeping Your Mind Open? Belief Formation Under Time-inconsistent Preferences" (with Delong Meng) Under Review

"Crying Wolf: Type I/II Error Preferences" (with Hudja, Stanton, Jason Ralston, Jason Aimone, Lucas Rentschler, and Charles North) Under Review

"The Effect of Communication Networks on Collusion: An Experimental Study" (with Timothy Flannery) Working Paper

“Is It What You Say, or How You Say It? An Experimental Investigation of Communication Messages” (with Xiangdong Qin and Zhiren Wu) Working Paper

Research in Progress

Who to Communicate with? An Experimental Investigation of Network Formation under Strategic Information Transmission” (with Delong Meng)

"Multiple Remedies Contracts: An Experimental Study" (with Zhiyong Liu)

"Confirmation Bias with Motivated Beliefs" (with Delong Meng)

“The Value of Transparency: Communication Strategies of the Central Banks” (with Daniel Houser)

“The Nature of Corruption: An Experiment” (with Zhen Lei and Sen Tian)


Currently Offering

Principles of Microeconomics

Behavioral Economics

Business Statistics

Courses Offered in the Past

Design and Analysis of Experimental Economics, Econometrics II, Intermediate Microeconomics, Industrial Behavioral Economics