My research interests are microeconomics, matching theory, game theory, labor economics, and family economics.
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Working Papers

  • Courtship as an Investing Game: Labor-Market and Marriage-Market Outcomes by Age at Marriage, August 2017.
    Revise & Resubmit Journal of Political Economy.
    [Working Paper]
  • A Marriage-Market Perspective of the College Gender Gap, October 2017.
    [Working Paper] [Appendix]
  • Pre-Matching Gambles, August 2017.
    [Working Paper] [Slides]
  • The Optimal Sequence of Prices and Auctions, August 2017.
    [Working Paper] [Slides]
  • Prices versus Auctions in Large Markets, August 2017.
    [Working Paper]
  • Evolutionary Justifications for Overconfidence, August 2017 (with Kim Gannon).
    [Working Paper] [Slides]


  • The Optimal Sequence of Prices and Auctions (Extended Abstract), Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Auctions, Market Mechanisms and Their Applications, August 2015, 36.
    [Extended Abstract]
  • To Risk or Not to Risk? Improving Financial Risk Taking of Older Adults by Online Social Information, Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing, March 2015 (with Jason Chen Zhao, Wai-Tat Fu, Henry Been-Lirn Duh, and Shengdong Zhao).
  • Evolutionary Justifications for Non-Bayesian Beliefs, Economics Letters, November 2013, 121 (2), 198-201.
    [Publication] [Working Paper] [Slides]
  • Two-Player Zero-Sum Poker Models with One and Two Rounds of Betting, Penn Science, Fall 2010, 9(1), 27-30.
    [Publication] [Working Paper]
  • Cohort Profile: The China Jintan Child Cohort Study, International Journal of Epidemiology, June 2010, 39(3), 668-674 (with Jianghong Liu, Linda A. McCauley, Yang Zhao, and Jennifer Pinto-Martin).


  • Essays in Matching, Auctions, and Evolution, PhD Thesis, Department of Economics, University of Chicago, June 2015 (Committee: Gary S. Becker*, Philip J. Reny*, Pierre-Andre Chiappori, Scott D. Kominers, Hugo Sonnenschein).
    [PhD Thesis]
  • Exposition of Two-Player Zero-Sum Poker Games, Master Thesis, Department of Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania, May 2010 (Committee: Robin Pemantle*, Herman Gluck).
    [MA Thesis]
  • Deriving Valuations from Bidding Behaviors: British Third-Generation Auction in 2000, Honors BA Thesis, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, May 2010 (Advisor: Kenneth Wolpin*).
    [Honors BA Thesis]