Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Leong Kaiwen

Assistant Professor
School of Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Phone: (+65)67906735
Office: HSS-04-52

  • PhD (Economics) Princeton University 2011
  • MA (Economics) Princeton University 2011
  • MA (Mathematics) Boston University 2007
  • MA (Economics) Boston University 2006
  • BA (Summa Cum Laude)(Econ & Maths) Boston University 2006
Dr Kaiwen Leong is currently an Assistant Professor of Economics at Nanyang Technological University.
Research Interests
Under review

Leong, K., Li H., Xu Haibo. "Economics of Criminal Organizations: Evidence from a Drug-Selling Gang in Singapore."

Chiba, S, Leong, K. “Cheap Talk with Outside Options.”

Working Papers

Leong, K., Li H., Xu Haibo. "Policing Loan Sharks: Evidence from the Singapore Unlicensed Money Lending Markets."

Leong, K., Xu, Haibo. “Cheap Talk with Outside Options: An experimental Analysis.”

Leong, K., Xu Haibo. “Coase Theorem’s Breakdown: An Experimental Analysis.”

Leong, K., Li, H. “Economics of Rumors: A Field experiment on Collective Delusions in Organizations.”
Current Projects
  • Economics of Gangs: Evidence from drug selling gangs in Singapore
  • Enforcement Pass-Through: Evidence from a Drug Selling Gang in Singapore
  • Labour supply response to Police Raids: Evidence from Asian Prostitutes in Singapore
  • Relational Contracting in the Singapore Back Alley Banking Market
Selected Publications
  • Chiba, S. and Leong K. (2016). Behavioral Economics of Crime Rates and Punishment Levels. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 172(4), 727-754.
  • Li, H., Lang, K., Leong, K. (2016). Does Competition Eliminate Discrimination? Evidence from the Commercial Sex Market in Singapore. The Economic Journal, Forthcoming,
  • Chiba, S. and Leong K. (2015). An example of conflicts of interest as pandering disincentives. Economics Letters, 131, 20-23.
  • Fried, I. and Leong K. (2005). Superaccurate finite element eigenvalues via a Rayleigh quotient correction. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 288(1-2), 375-386.

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