Kay-Yut Chen
Alma materCalifornia Institute of Technology
Scientific career
FieldsBehavioral operations research, Experimental economics, Consumer behaviour
InstitutionsHP Labs
Yahoo! Labs
University of Texas at Arlington
ThesisThe Strategic Behavior of Rational Novices (1994)
Doctoral advisorsJohn O. Ledyard
Charles Plott

Kay-Yut Chen is an experimental economist best known for pioneering the application of behavioral economics to business management.[1] The experimental economics lab he founded at HP Labs was the first such lab in any company.[2] His work at HP Labs has been featured in Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, and Scientific American.[3][4][5]

Chen is co-author of a book about the business applications of behavioral economics, Secrets of the Moneylab, co-authored with journalist Marina Krakovsky, and published by Portfolio/Penguin in 2010.[6] Nobel laureate George Akerlof wrote the foreword to the book.[7]

He has also worked as principal research scientist at Yahoo! Labs.[8]

He earned his PhD in economics from California Institute of Technology in 1994, where his research advisors were John Ledyard and Charles Plott.[9] In 1992 he was an Alfred P. Sloan fellow.

He is currently a professor at the University of Texas at Arlington.[10]

References

  1. ^ http://www.woodsidecap.com/events/masivevent/masiv-2014-speakers/
  2. ^ "Kay-Yut Chen". www.penguin.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  3. ^ "A New 'Wind Tunnel' For Companies". Newsweek. 2003-10-05. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  4. ^ Journal, Joel Rosenblatt Staff Reporter of The Wall Street (2000-10-02). "Moving Past Rats: More Economists Study Behavior in Online Experiments". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  5. ^ Krakovsky, Marina (2006). "Experiments at Work". Scientific American. 294 (3): 36–38. Bibcode:2006SciAm.294c..36K. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0306-36. PMID 16502609.
  6. ^ Secrets of the Moneylab by Kay-Yut Chen, Marina Krakovsky | PenguinRandomHouse.com.
  7. ^ "George Akerlof CV" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-10.
  8. ^ "Information Systems and Operations Management >> College of Business | UTA | University of Arlington Texas". wweb.uta.edu. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  9. ^ "Kay-Yut Chen - The Mathematics Genealogy Project". www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  10. ^ "Information Systems and Operations Management >> College of Business | UTA | University of Arlington Texas". wweb.uta.edu. Retrieved 2017-02-15.