Ying Chen

Assistant Professor

Wyman Park Building 578
Thursday 3:30-5 p.m.
Curriculum Vitae
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My research interests are in game theory, information economics and political economy, and I am particularly interested in strategic communication and dynamic bargaining. One of my recent papers models rhetoric in legislative bargaining as “cheap talk” and investigates the extent to which such communication can convey private information about legislators’ preferences and how it affects the bargaining outcome. Another recent paper discusses the optimal way to present arguments in debates in order to persuade the audience. One of my current projects aims to understand how dynamic concerns affect agenda setting when multiple issues need to be addressed and time is limited. I am also working on a series of papers that explore the efficiency implications of different budgetary institutions using game-theoretical models of dynamic bargaining.

Please see my personal website for a list of research papers.