Xinxin Lyu (吕欣欣）
I am a sixth year Ph.D. student in Economics at Purdue University. My research fields are Experimental and Behavioral Economics, Applied Game Theory, Computational Economics, Public Economics, and Applied Microeconomics. I am interested in understanding how people cooperate and coordinate, particularly in complex situations characterized by disparities or unequal circumstances. My research combines methods from experimental economics, game theory, decision theory, and agent-based modelings to provide valuable insights into collective-action problems. Specifically, I focus on three key aspects: 1) examining the factors that influence cooperation and decision-making in various social and economic scenarios; 2) discerning the distinct effects of disparities in endowments, political influence, network positions, and other factors on human learning, decision-making, and behavior, in comparison with equal conditions; 3) designing mechanisms and institutions that aim to promote equality and equity while preserving efficiency.
I am on the job market this year. My job market paper is titled "Pay for the privilege: Does a global club good opportunity crowd out local public good provision?".
Email: lyu75 AT purdue.edu