Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof He Tai-Sen

Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences

Asst Prof He Tai-Sen

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 uses 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.

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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