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Yan Chen

Daniel Kahneman Collegiate Professor of Information, Professor of Information, School of Information and Research Professor, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research Email: yanchen@umich.edu Phone: 734/764-9488
Office: School of Information/4348 North Quad Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes Personal website

Biography

Yan Chen is the Daniel Kahneman Collegiate Professor in the School of Information at University of Michigan, and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Economics at Tsinghua University. Her research interests are in behavioral and experimental economics, market and mechanism design. She is a former president of the Economic Science Association, an international organization of experimental economists. Chen has published in leading economics and management journals, such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Theory, and Management Science, and general interest journals such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. She serves as a Department Editor of Management Science.

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Areas of interest

behavioral and experimental economics, market and mechanism design, information economics

Honors & Awards

Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award, University of Michigan, 2021
Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, University of Michigan, 2020
Carolyn Shaw Bell Award, American Economic Association, 2019

Education

PhD 1995 California Institute of Technology; B.A. 1988 Tsinghua University

News

"Celebration of the University of Michigan Asian American Faculty and Student Accomplishments Symposium, Friday Sept 9, 10 am to 3pm, Rackham Amphitheatre, Keynote speaker Steven Chu, Nobel Prize recipient, 12th U.S. Secretary of Energy" headwhot of Steven Chu over a map background showing Asia.
U-M hosts Asian American Faculty and Student Accomplishments Symposium

UMSI is co-hosting the inaugural Asian American Faculty and Student Accomplishments symposium on Sept. 9. The keynote speaker is Nobel Prize recipient and former Secretary of Energy, Professor Steven Chu.

 

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UMSI at the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics Conference, August 8-11. Professor Yan Chen, Plenary Session: Group Identity and Political Polarization, Tuesday August 9, 11:45 am, EDT
Yan Chen to deliver plenary talk at Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics conference

Behavioral and experimental economics expert Professor Yan Chen will speak on “group identity and political polarization” in her Plenary Session Herbert Simon Lecture at SABE 2022.

 

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