Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Leong Kaiwen

Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences

Asst Prof Leong Kaiwen

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
  • Do Inmates exhibit Loss Aversion? Evidence from Singapore's Reformative Training Center
  • 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
  • Lending and the Debt Trap: Evidence from Singapore’s Licensed Moneylending 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.
  • Saori Chiba, Kaiwen Leong. (2014). Behavioral Economics of Crime Rates and Punishment. SSRN, .
  • 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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