Yi Chen

Yi Chen

  • Assistant Professor

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Faculty Expertise

  • Economics


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management


Cornell Directory Entry


Yi Chen is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Cornell University. He received his PhD of Economics at Yale University, with a focus on game theory and mechanism design. His research includes both theoretical and applied approaches to principal-agent problems, dynamic games, and organizational economics.

Selected Publications

  • Chen, Yi. "A Revision Game of Experimentation on a Common Threshold"Journal of Economic Theory. 186 (2020): 104997
  • Chen, Yi. "Dynamic Delegation with a Persistent State"Theoretical Economics. 17.4 (2022): 1589–1618
  • Chen, Yi; Wang, Zhe. "Optimal Sequential Selling Mechanism and Deal Protections in Mergers and Acquisitions"Journal of Finance. (forthcoming).
  • Jungbauer, Thomas; Chen, Yi; Wang, Zhe. "The Strategic Decentralization of Recruiting"Journal of Economic Theory. (forthcoming).

Awards and Honors

  • Core Faculty Teaching Award for the One-Year MBA Class of 2022 (2022) Johnson MBA Class of 2022

Recent Courses

  • NBA 6950 - Game Theory and Business Strategy
  • NCCT 5020 - Microeconomics for Management
  • NCC 5020 - Microeconomics for Management

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Yale University, 2018
  • PhM Yale University, 2016
  • MA Yale University, 2016
  • MA Peking University, 2012
  • BS Peking University, 2009
  • BA Peking University, 2009