Optimal Scoring for Dynamic Information Acquisition
with Yingkai Li (Last update: November 2023)
We characterize when a principal, seeking to induce an agent to acquire information over time and able to condition rewards on outcomes, should simply elicit a single report after acquiring information.
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The Dynamics of Verification when Searching for Quality
with Zihao Li (Last update: October 2023)
In a dynamic principal-agent project selection problem where transfers cannot be used and quality can be verified at a (sufficiently low) cost, optimal verification dynamics are characterized by "increasing trust."
Electric Vehicle Sharing: Crowding Adoption Out or In?
with Ruozi Song (Last update: September 2023)
An Electric Vehicle (EV)-based ridesharing program in Los Angeles led to an increase in EV purchases, despite being a direct substitute to car ownership. We argue information externalities are responsible.
Evolutionarily Stable (Mis)specifications: Theory and Applications
with Kevin He (Last update: September 2023) Presented @ EC '21
We introduce a selection criterion on behavioral biases in environments with learning, and show that it need not select for a bias-free worldview in some common applications.
With a Grain of Salt: Uncertain Veracity of External News and Firm Disclosures
with Beatrice Michaeli and Elyashiv Wiedman (Last update: August 2023)
We study dynamic disclosure when an exogenous public signal may or may not reflect noise. This uncertainty creates an asymmetry in the market's interpretation of news; if equilibrium involves pre-emptive disclosure, prices may drop discontinuously as news improves
Learning Underspecified Models
with In-Koo Cho (Last Update: July 2023) R&R @ Journal of Economic Theory
We present an algorithm which, by positing linear demand, allows the monopolist to learn the optimal price even if demand is non-linear.
Research Registries and the Credibility Crisis: An Empirical and Theoretical Investigation
with Eliot Abrams and John A. List (Last update: July 2023)
We empirically study registries, focusing mostly (but not exclusively) on the AEA RCT Registry, and theoretically discuss issues related to incentives behind registration.
Identifying Wisdom (of the Crowd): A Regression Approach
(Last update: January 2023)
I demonstrate how to recover a decisionmaker's information structure from posterior beliefs over states, together with posterior beliefs that each signal could be observed. In the process, I make new observations on the geometric structure of information.