About Me

Welcome to my website! 

I am a joint PhD candidate at the Department of Economics and the School of Information at the University of Michigan, USA. 

My research interests include Experimental and Behavioral Economics, Labor Economics and Economics of Education. In my current research I use experimental, theoretical and empirical methods to study behavior in social networks, belief formation and individual decision-making about risk and uncertainty, as well as gender differences in competitiveness. 

My job market paper, "With a Little Help from Your Friends", uses a field experiment to examine spillover effects of a behavioral education intervention in a student's social network. This intervention prompts students to write down exam study plans. I then measure a network of self-selected study partners to causally estimate spillover effects of the intervention, while offering evidence to support social learning as a mechanism. 

You can find my CV, Research Statement (long), Research Summary (one pager) and Teaching Statement on my website. 

I will be on the job market in the 2016-2017 cycle. I am available for interviews at APPAM in Washington DC in November 2016 and at ASSA in Chicago in January 2017. 

I am affiliated with the Education Policy Initiative at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, which heads projects evaluating various education policies. 

Prior to grad school, I received a BA in Economics from Shanghai Jiaotong University with a minor in Applied Mathematics. I was an exchange student for a semester at the Business School of the University of Mannheim, Germany.