I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Economics at University of Exeter Business School in the United Kingdom.

My research interests lie in Behavioral Game Theory, Experimental Economics, Applied Microeconomics, and Behavioral Economics.


University of Exeter Business School
0.39 Streatham Court
Rennes Drive
Exeter, Devon EX4 4PU
United Kingdom
Email: j.chen2[at]exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 01392 726294

Journal Publications

2017, "Promises and lies: can observers detect deception in written messages", with Daniel Houser, Experimental Economics, 20:2, 396–419.

2016, "Beward of Popular Kids Bearing Gifts: A Framed Field Experiment", with Daniel Houser, Natalia Montinari and Marco Piovesan Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 132:Part A, 104-120.

2012, "Non-human Primate Studies Inform the Foundation of Fair and Just Human Institutions", with Daniel Houser, Social Justice Research, 25:3, 277-297.

Book Chapers

Forthcoming, "Testing and Implementing Digital Tax Administration", with Gareth Myles and Shaun Grimshaw, Digital Revolution in Public Finance, The International Monetary Fund (IMF).

2015, "Ethics and Advances in Economic Science: The Role of Two Norms", with Angelina Christie and Daniel Houser, in George DeMartino and Deirdre McCloskey (Eds.), Handbook on Professional Economic Ethics: Views from the Economics Profession and Beyond, Oxford University Press.

Working Papers

"Broken Contracts and Hidden Partnership: Theory and Experiment", with Daniel Houser. R&R at JEBO.

"Gender Composition, Stereotype and the Contribution of Ideas", with Daniel Houser. Under review.

"Using Norms and Monetary Incentives to Change Behavior: A Field Experiment", with Miguel Fonseca and Shaun Grimshaw.

Works In Progress

“The effect of emotion on deception", with Miguel Fonseca, Shaun Grimshaw and Brit Grosskopf. (Data collection in Sep. 2017)

“The effect of team incentives on productivity: evidence from a large manufacturing company", with Miguel Fonseca and Jerry Yang. (Data collected)

“The Michael Jordan effect on team productivity: Evidence from a large manufacturing company", with Miguel Fonseca and Jerry Yang (Data collected)

Teaching Experience

Year Course Title Evaluation Location
Fall 2017Experimental MethodsUniversity of Exeter
Economics of Manageent Strategy
Fall 2016Experimental Mehtods5/5Univeristy of Exeter
Introduction to Statistics3.5/5
Fall 2015Experimental Methods5/5University of Exeter
Statistics and Econometrics3.3/5
Fall 2014Statistics and Econometrics3/5University of Exeter
Economics for Management2.7/5