Daniel Kahneman Collegiate Professor of Information

Research Professor, Research Center for Group Dynamics

Distinguished Visiting Professor

Research Summary:

Yan Chen is the Daniel Kahneman Collegiate Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. She also holds an appointment as a research professor with the U-M Institute for Social Research. Her research interests are in behavioral and experimental economics, market and mechanism design, and public economics. She conducts both theoretical and experimental research.

Working Papers:

  • Motivating Experts to Contribute to Digital Public Goods: A Personalized Field Experiment on Wikipedia.
    Yan Chen, Rosta Farzan, Robert Kraut, Iman YeckehZaare and Ark Fangzhou Zhang. 2020. (Manuscript)
  • Information Acquisition and Provision in School Choice: An Experimental Study.
    Yan Chen and Yinghua He. 2020. (pdf)
  • Information Acquisition and Provision in School Choice: A Theoretical Investigation.
    Yan Chen and Yinghua He. 2020. (pdf)

Selected Publications:

Behavioral Market Design

Social Identity and Teams

Digital Public Goods and Economics of Information Technology

Methodology and biology

Mechanism Design and Learning

Positive Political Economy

(Everyday) yanchen_at_umich_edu

(I use this email address to invite domain experts to contribute to Wikipedia.)

4348 North Quad
School of Information
University of Michigan
105 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285
(734) 764-9488
(734) 764-1555
Office hours:
Resume fall semester.

Ph.D. students and post-docs:
Yingzhi Liang
Iman Yeckehzaare

SI 563: Game Theory on open.michigan: The slides have been dScribed by my former student, Mike Harmala.
SI 710: Digital Public Good - Special Topics: Research Seminars in Information.


Our work is made possible through the generosity of the National Science Foundation. However, any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in the papers listed in this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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