Faculty & Research

  • Who Marries Whom in a Surging Housing Market?

    In this article, Professor Zhang Qinghua, along with other researchers, investigated the impact of a surging housing market on marital sorting. Their findings suggest that joint investment in housing likely plays a significant role in marital sorting. This article was published on the Journal of Development Economics in 2020.

    Apr 19, 2021

  • Language and Consumer Dishonesty: A Self-Diagnosticity Theory

    Professor Jia Gai collaborated with Stefano Puntoni to propose a self-diagnosticity theory arguing that compared to one’s native language, using a foreign language makes lying appear less self-diagnostic. Therefore, depending on which aspect of the self is salient, lying behaviour is increased or decreased. This article was published on the Journal of Consumer Research in January 2021. Although most people lie in their native language (hereafter, L1), they can also lie in their second language (L2). As the number of multilingual consumers in the world increases, it is important for consumer researchers to understand how language shapes lying behaviour.

    Apr 9, 2021

  • Healthy Platform Economy Requires Regulatory Help

    The rising of most platform firms is based on innovations of technology and business models rather than regulatory arbitrage, but they have been playing multiple roles, which include lawmakers and law enforcers at once in a multi-sided market. Professor Liu Xue shares his opinion to approach the balance between optimal effects and lowest cost.

    Apr 2, 2021

  • China's Consumption Upgrade: Experts urge sustainable spending habits among youth

    Professor Wang zhicheng says China's economy was always driven by investment. Consumption would sometimes contribute to less than half of the country's gross domestic product, or GDP. This is why more young adults who are happier about spending money fit into the bigger picture of China's consumption upgrade strategy.

    Mar 25, 2021

  • Star Ratings and the Incentives of Mutual Funds

    Professor Weng Xi collaborated with other researchers to propose a theoretical model of reputation to explain how investors rationally respond to mutual fund star ratings. This article was published on theJournal of Financein June 2020.

    Mar 22, 2021

  • Two Sessions Spotlight: China's carbon emission promises to bring new growth opportunities

    With China announcing ambitious goals of peaking carbon emissions by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2060, reducing China’s carbon footprint will no doubt be a huge undertaking in the future. Professor Tang Yao from Guanghua School of Management points out that places and industries that are resourceful in clean energy, based in high technology or covered by supportive fiscal policies ...

    Mar 11, 2021

  • Two Sessions Spotlight: Striking the delicate balance between an aging population and income inequality

    According to official predictions, China is expected to have more than 300 million senior residents by 2025. How is the aging population, a social issue, related to the equal distribution of income, an economic issue? Professor Chen Yuyu from Guanghua School of Management draws on his expertise in inequality, human capital and growth, and discusses the measures that have been adopted to tackle ...

    Mar 11, 2021

  • Two Sessions Spotlight: What to expect on China's economy agenda in 2021

    In its recent Two Sessions meeting, the Chinese government released a work report stating its economic growth target at more than six percent. Dean Liu Qiao shares his analysis of China’s economic agenda in 2021, especially during this period of immense change and uncertainty.

    Mar 11, 2021

  • Optimizing Two-Sided Promotion for Transportation Network Companies: A Structural Model with Conditional Bayesian Learning

    Professor Fei Ren collaborated with Jinyang Zheng, Yong Tan and Xi Chen to examine how two-sided sales promotion affects drivers' willingness to use transportation network company (TNC) applications and how TNCs formulate their optimal promotion strategies accordingly. This paper was published in the academic journal Information Systems Research in 2020.

    Mar 8, 2021

  • Dean Liu Qiao: Important tasks to be fulfilled in next five years

    The ongoing annual session of the National People's Congress is especially important because, among other things, it is deliberating on the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) for National Economic and Social Development and the Long-Range Objectives Through the Year 2035.

    Mar 8, 2021

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