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.
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, 2017.
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.
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.
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.