Associate Professor,  Department of Economics

Graduate Program Director of Economics

Director of Wichita Behavioral Economics Laboratory

Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Economic Growth

Wichita State University


Working Papers

“Is It What You Say, or How You Say It?” (with Xiangdong Qin and Zhiren Wu) Under Review [pdf]    NEW!

"Information Avoidance from Exogenous and Endogenous Sources: Theory and Experiment" (with Delong Meng) Under Review [pdf]   NEW!

Who Do You Want to Talk to?  An Experimental Investigation of Network Formation under Strategic Information Transmission” (with Delong Meng)  Under Review [pdf]    NEW!

"Gender Differences in Preferences For Criminal Justice Error Types: An Experiment" (with Hudja, Stanton, Jason Ralston, Jason Aimone, Lucas Rentschler, and Charles North) Under Review  [pdf] NEW!


"Is the 'Smoke-filled Room' Necessary? An Experimental Study of the Effect of Communication Networks on Collusion" (with Timothy Flannery) , Volume 89, Issue 4, April 2023, 1056-1077, Southern Economic Journal  [pdf]

"The Impact of Parental Migration on Social Interaction - A Framed Field Experiment with Left-behind Children in China" (with Hui Xu) Volume 187, July 2021, 246-257 Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization [pdf]

"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 [pdf]

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

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

"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 [pdf]

"Embezzlement, Whistleblowing, and Organizational Architecture: An Experimental Investigation" (with Michael Makowsky) 2018, 147, 58-75, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization [pdf]

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

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

Research in Progress

"From Adam Smith to Artificial Intelligence: An Experimental Exploration of Emotion in Humanomics" (with Xiangdong Qin, Zhiren Wu, and Xuechun Feng)

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

"Should Birds of a Feather Learn Together? An Experimental Study on How Group Composition Affects Social Learning" (with Tingting Ding)

"The Nature of Corruption: A Note on the Principles" (with Zhen Lei and Sen Tian)

"Communicating the Return to Education: A Framed Field Experiment on Motivated Belief" (with Hui Xu, Meng Shen, and Delong Meng)

"The Effect of Voting on Political Preferences" (with Thomas Stratmann)

"Gender Differences in Guessing: A Fair Design of Exams" (with Timothy Flannery and Benjamin Beranek)

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

"Online Learning through Group Interactions: A Field Experiment" (with Ying Yang)


Currently Offering

Behavioral Economics and Managerial Decisions (Spring) 

Principles of Microeconomics (Fall)

Business Statistics (Fall

Exploring the World of Business (Spring)

Courses Offered in the Past

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