Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof He Tai-Sen

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

Phone: (+65)65922432
Office: HSS-04-40

  • PhD (Econ) Brown University 2013
  • MA (Econ) National Chengchi University 2003
  • BFIN(Dist) National Chengchi University 2001
Dr. Tai-Sen He is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Nanyang Technological University. He received Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University in 2013. He uses experimental methods to study problems at the intersection of Economics, Finance and Psychology. His recent work focuses on how simple, easy-to-manipulate linguistic interventions influence people’s social, risk, and intertemporal decision-makings.
Research Interests
Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics
Current Projects
  • Cooperation, Partner Selection, And Homophily In Social Networks Experiments
  • How Do Economic, Social and Linguistic Factors Shape Social Preferences? Three Experimental Studies
  • The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree: An Experimental Study on Intergenerational Transmission of Preferences
  • The Role of Languages in Shaping Economic Preferences: An Experimental Investigation Using the Mandarin-English Bilingual
Selected Publications
  • Tai-Sen He and Fuhai Hong. (2018). Risk Breeds Risk Aversion. Experimental Economics, Forthcoming, DOI: 10.1007/s10683-017-9553-0.
  • He Tai-Sen, Yupeng Li, Jubo Yan. (2018, March). "I" Don't Like Loss: Perspective-taking and Loss Aversion. Paper presented at Inaugural Wuhan Cherry Blossom Workshop in Experimental Economics, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China.
  • Tai-Sen He. (2017). “I” make you risk-averse: The effect of first-person pronoun use in a lottery choice experiment. Economics Letters, 153, 39–42.
  • Josie I Chen, Tai-Sen He, Yohanes E. Riyanto. (2017, February). The Effect of Language on Economics Behavior: New Experimental Evidence from a Unique Language Environment. Paper presented at 2017 Asian-Pacific Economic Science Association Meeting, National Taiwan University.
  • Josie I Chen, Tai-Sen He, and Yohanes E. Riyanto. (2016, December). The Effects of Languages on Time Preference: Experimental Evidence. Paper presented at 6th Annual Xiamen University International Workshop on Experimental Economics, Xiamen University.

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