Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof He Tai-Sen

Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences

Email: ts.he@ntu.edu.sg
Asst Prof He Tai-Sen

Biography
I am an assistant professor in the school of social sciences of Nanyang Technological University. I received Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University in 2013. I use experimental methods to study problems at the intersection of Economics, Finance and Psychology. My recent work focuses on how simple, easy-to-manipulate linguistic interventions influence people’s economic decision-making. I normally teach Experimental Economics and Financial Economics.

Education:
Ph.D. in Economics, Brown University, 2013
M.A. in Economics, National Chengchi University, 2003
Bachelor of Finance, National Chengchi University, 2001
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
Selected Publications
  • Josie I Chen, Tai-Sen He and Yohanes E. Riyanto. (2019). The Effect of Language on Economic Behavior: Examining the Causal Link between Future Tense and Time Preference in the Lab. European Economic Review, 120.
  • Tai-Sen He, Lili Qin. (2019, July). Do Young Children Incur the Intrinsic Cost of Lying?. Paper presented at 2019 ESA World Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, Department of Economics, Simon Fraser University.
  • Tai-Sen He, Louis Putterman and Liangjun Wang. (2019). Do China’s People Favor Redistribution? Evidence from an Incentivized Experiment. Pacific Economic Review, 24(2), 293-324.
  • Tai-Sen He and Fuhai Hong. (2018). Risk Breeds Risk Aversion. Experimental Economics, 21(4), 815-835.
  • 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.

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