Associate Editor: Chong (Alex) Wang

Peking University Guanghua School of Management

Term: January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022


Research Interests:

My research interests are on the impact of information technology on the creation, dissemination, and processing of information, which serves as the foundation of economic decision making and coordination. For example, I have studied the impact of crowdfunding on traditional microfinance institutions, information provision in online auctions, social influence in the production of online reviews, and the role of social networks in online mass collaboration. I am also interested in technology innovations in financial markets and education.

My research draws broadly from Economics theories. I am comfortable handling papers that employ economics perspective to understand how information technology influences decision making, coordination, market efficiency, and economic development. Much of my work is at the individual level, but I am also interested in firm-level or country-level studies. While I do not have a specific preference over the industrial context, I am more familiar with social media and online social networks, electronic markets and platforms, finance, and education.

Methodology Preference:

My research strongly focuses on causal inference by analyzing secondary data with various econometrics techniques and running experiments in the lab or the field. I am competent in handling studies that analyze observational data using econometric methods, conduct field- and lab experiments. I also welcome studies that adopt a mixed-methods approach, new computational data analysis methods, and analytical modeling for theory development. I am not familiar with design science and qualitative research.


Email: alexwang@gsm.pku.edu.cn