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 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.
Real Artists Ship.
The Spillover of Spotlight: Platform Recommendation in
the Mobile App Market. (with Chen Liang and Raghu
Santanam) Conditionally accepted at Information
Systems Research, 2019.
#Search & Recommendation
Learning from Your Friends' Check-Ins: An Empirical
Study of Location-Based Social Networks. (with Liangfei
Qiu and Andrew B. Whinston) Information Systems
Research, 29(4), 1044-1061,
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.
An early version also appeared in the Proceedings of the 15th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, 2014.
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.
A Data-Analytics Approach to Identifying Hidden Critical
Suppliers in Supply Networks: Development of Nexus
Supplier Index. (with Benjamin B.M. Shao, Thomas Y. Choi
and Sangho Chae) Decision Support Systems,
114, 37-48, 2018.
#Analytics Application & System
Content Sharing in a Social Broadcasting Environment:
Evidence from Twitter. (with Huaxia Rui and Andrew
B. Whinston) MIS Quarterly, 38(1),
123-142, 2014. Previously circulated as Information
Sharing in Social Broadcast: Evidences from
Twitter. Media stories: Yahoo, The Chronicle of Higher
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. Previously circulated
as Shall I Go? The Unequal Effects of Friends’
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
China Summer Workshop on Information Management. Qingdao, China. Jun 23-24, 2018.
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
Let's go invent tomorrow.
Consumer Search, Producer Entry, and Product Variety: Theory and Evidence from a Digital Product 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.