I am an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University.
I work at the interface of economics and computation, with applications in online markets, social media, and innovation. A part of this area is now more commonly known as data analytics/science. I am excited about the ongoing transformation of economics driven by the data and computation revolution.
Before coming to Phoenix, I worked on my Ph.D. in economics at The University of Texas at Austin. I also studied economics and mathematics at Peking University, Beijing, China.
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
Workshop on Information Systems and Economics. Seoul, South Korea. Dec 13-15, 2017.
INFORMS Annual Meeting. Houston, TX. Oct 23-25, 2017.
Conference on Information Systems and Technology. Houston, TX. Oct 21-22, 2017.
Statisitcal Challenge in E-Commerce Research. HCMC, Vietnam. Jun 26-28, 2017
Winter Conference on Business Analytics. Snowbird, Utah. Mar 2-4, 2017
Real Artists Ship.
Learning from Your Friends' Check-Ins: An Empirical Study of Location-Based Social Networks. (with Liangfei Qiu and Andrew B. Whinston) Information Systems Research, forthcoming.
Towards a Better Measure of Business Proximity: Topic Modeling for Industry Intelligence. (with Gene Moo Lee and Andrew B. Whinston) MIS Quarterly Special Issue on Transformational Issues of Big Data and Analytics in Networked Business, 40(4), 1035-1056, 2016. Media stories: Phys, Eurekalert.
Early version also appeared in the Proceedings of the 15th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, 2014.
Feasibility Study of Nexus Supplier Index: Identifying and Categorizing Nexus Suppliers through Business Analytics. (with Benjamin B.M. Shao and Thomas Y. Choi) CAPS Research Focus Study Report, 2015.
Hidden Suppliers Can Make or Break Your Operations. (with Benjamin B.M. Shao and Thomas Y. Choi) Harvard Business Review, May 29, 2015. Story: HBR .
Content Sharing in a Social Broadcasting Environment: Evidence from Twitter. (with Huaxia Rui and Andrew B. Whinston) MIS Quarterly, 38(1), 123-142, 2014. Media stories: Yahoo, The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Network Structure and Observational Learning: Evidence from a Location-Based Social Network. (with Andrew B. Whinston) Journal of Management Information Systems, 30(2), 185-212, 2013.
Let's go invent tomorrow.
Consumer Search, Producer Entry, and Product Variety: Theory and Evidence from a Digital Product Market.
The Spillover of Spotlight: Platform Recommendation in the Mobile App Market.
Platform Recommendation in Search Markets: Theory and Evidence from the Mobile App Market.
Parent-Descendant Business Similarity and Employee-Founded Startups' Early Performance.
Entrepreneurial Spawning Across Product Markets: Skills, Similarity and Parents' Diversification.
Venture Capitalists' Over-Investments in a Hot Market: Evidence from Employee Entrepreneurship.