Yan Chen


Behavioral Science, Economics, Social Science
Bayesian Methods, Causal Inference, Optimization

Yan Chen

Daniel Kahneman Collegiate Professor of Information

School of Information

Daniel Kahneman Collegiate Professor of Information, Professor of Information, School of Information and Research Professor, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research

Yan Chen’s research interests are in behavioral and experimental economics, market and mechanism design. She conducts large-scale randomized field experiments on gig economy platforms to test the efficacy of team formation algorithms on gig worker productivity and retention. She also conducts experiments in online communities to evaluate what increases pro-social behavior. Her experiments are informed by economic theory and causal inference techniques.

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