Research Interests

Online crowdfunding, Social media and online networks, Online reviews, Online labor markets, Applied microeconomics, Empirical Industrial Organization


"Market Mechanisms in Online Peer-to-Peer Lending," (With Mingfeng Lin). Management Science. (Forthcoming)

Working Papers

"For Whom to Tweet? Evidence from a Large-Scale Social Media Platform," (With Mo Xiao)

"Production of Online Word-of-Mouth: Peer Effects and the Moderation of User Characteristics," (With Yang Wang, Paulo Goes, and Daniel Dajun Zeng)

"Institutional Investors in Online Crowdfunding," (With Mingfeng Lin and Richard Sias) (PDF coming soon)

"Where You Live Matters: The Impact of Local Financial Market Competition in Online Peer-To-Peer Lending," (With Mohammed Alyakoob and Mohammad Rahman) (PDF coming soon)

Work in Progress

"Certification Seeking in Online Labor Market," (With Paulo Goes, Mingfeng Lin, and George Shanthikumar)

"Applications of Supermodular Games in Information Systems Research," (With Karthik Kannan and Abhishek Ray)


Nominee for the Best Paper Award at the INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST) (November, 2015)

Distinguished Teacher of Undergraduate Core Courses in the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University (Fall 2015)

Distinguished Teacher of the Ph.D. Program in the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University (Fall 2015)

Conferences and Presentations

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