Jian Ni (CV)

Associate Professor

Carey Business School, joint appointment in Department of Economics

Johns Hopkins University

I co-organize the Johns Hopkins Conference on Healthcare Markets.I co-edit a JACR special issue on healthcare and medical decision making.


Ph.D. in Business (Minor: Statistics), Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, 2010M.A. in Economics, Vanderbilt UniversityM.S. in Polymer Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, ChinaB.S. in Science (Special Intensive Class), Lanzhou University, China

Contact Information

100 International Dr, Room 1320Baltimore, MD 21202Tel: (410) 234-9430Email: jni@jhu.edu


Prof. Jian Ni received his Ph.D. in Business from Carnegie Mellon University. He holds joint appointment at Carey Business School and Department of Economics of Johns Hopkins University. He specializes in empirical and theoretical analysis of healthcare and pharmaceutical, financial service, environmental and energy, technology and emerging markets. His recent research interests include pricing, (non-)monetary incentive design, data analytics, people analytics, social media, mobile platforms and empirical industrial organization. He was named a 2017 MSI Young Scholar and 2021 MSI Scholar, and was a recipient of 2020 Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award.

Honors and Awards

2021 Marketing Science Institute (MSI) Scholar2021 Semi-Finalist for Johns Hopkins President's Frontier Award2020 Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award2020 Finalist for Best Paper Award, Conference on Health IT and Analytics (CHITA) 2020 Rustgi Family Fund in Entrepreneurship2019 Black & Decker Research Fund2019 Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence2019 Best Paper Award at CMIC Conference2018 Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence2018 Teaching Innovation Award2017 Marketing Science Institute (MSI) Young Scholar2017 Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence2017 Rustgi Family Fund in Entrepreneurship2016 Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence2015 Environment, Energy, Sustainability, and Health Institute Seed Grant 2015 Center for Global Health Faculty Research Grant 2014 Andrew and Julia Klein Family Research Award 2008 AMA-Sheth Doctoral Consortium Fellow2006 V. Seenu Srinivasan Scholarship, Carnegie Mellon University2005 William Larimer Mellon Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University


09/2020-Present Hopkins Business of Health Initiative 10/2017-Present Institute for Data-Intensive Engineering and Science, Johns Hopkins University10/2016-Present Hopkins Population Center10/2010-Present Environment, Energy, Sustainability, and Health Institute, Johns Hopkins University

Professional Activities

Spring 2021 Visiting Scholar, Stanford Graduate School of Business01/2020 Visiting Professor, University of Sydney, Australia07/2017 Visiting Scholar, Hong Kong Polytechnic University06/2017 Visiting Scholar, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance

Selected Papers

"Educational Inequality and Reservation Policy in Developing Markets," W. Bao, S. Singh, 2021."Healthcare Utilization through the Lens of Online Drug Retailing," with M. Hermosilla, H. Wang, J. Zhang, 2021."Better School versus Right School? Heterogeneous Preferences in School Matching with Price Information," with N. Aramayo, M. Goic, 2020."Financing Micro-entrepreneurship in Online Crowdfunding Markets: Local Preference versus Information Frictions," with Y. Xin, 2021."Agenda Manipulation and Decision-making under Media Bias," with Y. An, W. Bao, 2021."Rebate as a Double-Edged Sword? Evidence from Energy Consumption," with P. Liu, Q. Shen, 2021."Time Inconsistency in Medication Non-adherence: A Dynamic Model," with Y. An, Y. Hu, 2020."Cross-selling or Over-selling? A Model of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Incentives," with Q. Shen, T. Zhu, 2020."Asymmetric Information and Entrepreneurial Disincentives in Crowdfunding Markets," with Y. Xu, Management Science, forthcoming, 2021."What Feedback Matters? The Role of Experience in Motivating Crowdsourcing Innovation," with K. Chan, J. Zhu, S. Li, Production and Operations Management, 30(1), 2021."Smart Healthcare: Solution to the Iron-Triangle Dilemmas in Healthcare," with B. Sun, F. Zeng, Harvard Business Review (哈佛商业评论), February 2019."Informal Lending in Emerging Markets," with W. Bao, S. Singh, Marketing Science, 37(1), 2018."A Dynamic Model of Health Insurance Choices and Health Care Consumption Decisions," with N. Mehta, B. Sun, K. Srinivasan, Marketing Science, 36(3), 2017."Could Good Intentions backfire? An Empirical Analysis of Bank Deposit Insurance," with W. Bao, Marketing Science, 36(2), 2017."Matching in the Sourcing Market: A Structural Analysis of the Upstream Channel," with K. Srinivasan, Marketing Science, 34(5), 2015."Hydrocarbon Release during Fuel Storage and Transfer at Gas Stations: Environmental and Health Effects," with M. Hilpert, B. Mora, A. Rule, K. Nachman, Current Environmental Health, 2(4), 2015."Signaling through pricing by service providers with social preferences," with B. Jiang, K. Srinivasan, Marketing Science, 33(5), 2014."Effects of Changes in Health Insurance Reimbursement Level on Outpatient service Utilization of Rural Diabetics: Evidence from Jiangsu Province, China," with L. Zhang, Z. Wang, D. Qian, BMC Health Services Research, 14(185), 2014."The ISMS Durable Goods Data Sets," with S. Neslin, B. Sun, Marketing Science, 31(6), 2012.