LAN YAO

School of Economics
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
111 Wuchuan Road, 200433, Shanghai, China

Office: Economics Building Room 427
Tel: +86-21-65902198
Email: yao.lan@mail.shufe.edu.cn; lanyaosh@gmail.com


EDUCATION
Ph.D., Economics, Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain. June 2008
M.A., Economics, Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain. 2005
M.A., Management, Northeastern University, P.R.China, 2003
B.A., Economics (with distinction), Liaoning University, P.R. China, 2000

RESEARCH FIELDS
Fields: Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics

TEACHING INTERESTS
Microeconomics, Behavioral Decision Making, Experimental Economics, Behavioral Economics

ACADEMIC VISITS
2006 Sep.-2007 Jan. Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, New York University (NYU)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

"Inspections and Information Disclosure: Quality Regulations with Incomplete Enforcement" with Liguo Lin, Front. Econ. China, 2014, 9(2): 240-260.
"Promises in Contract Design", (with Gary Charness, Ninghua Du, Chun-lei Yang), European Economic Review, 64, 2013, 194-208.

WORKING PAPER
Do Markets Erode Social Responsibility? (with Bjorn Bartling and Roberto A. Weber)
Testing Ambiguity Theories with a Mean-Preserving Design. (with Chun-Lei Yang) .
Promise Keeping, Relational Closeness, and Identifiability: an Experimental Investigation in China. (with Bram Cadsby, Ninghua Du and Fei Song).
Ambiguous Information and Market Entry: An Experimental Study (with Jordi Brandts)

WORKING IN PROGRESS
Searching in Ambiguous Payoffs: An experimental study (with Jianjun Miao and Xiaolan Yang)
Flat Wage Effects and Loss Avoidance in Overcoming Coordination Failure.
An experimental study of ambiguous information in iterated two-market entry games (with Jordi Brandts)
Promise-Keeping, Social Distance, And Anonymity: An Experimental Investigation. (With Bram Cadsby, Ninghua Du and Fei Song )
Intentions and Expectations in Contract Design: An Experimental Study (with Gary Charness, Ninghua Du and Chun-lei Yang).
The lessons of China milk scandal: quality inspections and quality information disclosure. (with Yanghong Jin and Liguo Lin)
Coordination in uncertain states (with Anthony M. Kwasnica and Roberto Weber)

GRANT
Shanghai Pujiang Plan Grant, RMB 100,000 Yuan

CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS
Referee of Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy
June 2010 Presenter in CES 2010 Annual Meeting.
Oct. 2009 Presenter in the economic school of Shanghai Jiaotong University.
Aug. 2007 Presenter of "2007 ESA Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting", Shanghai, China.
Jun. 2007 Presenter of "2007 ESA World Meeting", Rome, Italy.
Feb. 2007 Presenter of "2007 ESA Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting", Osaka, Japan.
Jan. 2007 Presenter of "Enter Jamboree", Manheim, Germany.
Sep. 2006 Presenter of "2006 ESA European Regional Meeting", Nottingham, UK.