Minjae Yun

Hello! I am a PhD student in the Computational Justice Lab at Claremont Graduate University.

Research Interest

I am interested in investigating the collective behaviors embedded in a society. Based on my background in interdisciplinary program of economics, psychology, sociology, and computer science, I would like to see the bilateral impact between individuals and societies in both informal and formal areas such as peer groups, purposeful organizations, and formal institutions. Thus, systems of a society including culture and norms is the main theme of research interest.



Sheriff Election, Political Bargaining, and Public Safety (with Gregory DeAngelo and Richard Boylan)

Elections are believed to serve as a means of representing the public preferences. We examine the priniciple-agent bargaining under the setting of policing behaviors of elected officials. We hypothesize that public safety is more likely to be improved when the elected officials are incentivized to be re-elected in the next term than when the officials don't have such political incentives.

Progress: Draft to be coming

The Effect of Costume, Identity, and Peers on Norm Violations on Holloween (with Joshua Tasoff, Shanshan Zhang, Narek Bejanyan, Zhou Fang, Matthew Gomies, Jason Justo, Hsin Li, Rainita Narender)

We hypothesize that clothes can affect the behavior of the wearer by influencing the person’s identity. We test this hypothesis by deploying the dice-rolling lying game of wide use during Halloween, a time of year when people wear salient and extreme clothing.

Progress: Draft to be coming

Information Avoidance and Cognitive Dissonance (with Joshua Tasoff and Monica Capra, Shanshan Zhang, Jerusha Lee, Mihn Pham, Ibrahim Alamir, Seong-gyu Park, and Zhou Fang)

The concept of cognitive dissonance implies that people are likely to avoid particular information deteriorating the inconsistency among prime beliefs towards themselves. We examine information demand and credibility dilution under the setting where cognitive dissonance is expected.

Progress: Experiments to be conducted