Professor Chen is an Associate Professor and the Director of Undergraduate Program in the Economics Department. Professor Chen joined the Department of Economics at Illinois State University in 2008, after completing graduate studies at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and serving as an Assistant Professor at the University of North Dakota.
Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics, Applied Game Theory and Strategy, and E-Commerce
“Do Exclusivity Arrangements Benefit Consumers?” (with Qiang Fu). Journal of Regulatory Economics. 2017, 51(3), 311-339.
“Firm Efficiency, Advertising and Profitability: Theory and Evidence” (with George Waters), The Quarterly Journal of Economics and Finance. 2017, 62, 240-248.
“Consumer Search, Market Characteristics, and Price Dispersion: New Evidence from the Prescription Drug Retail Markets.” Managerial and Decision Economics. 2015, 36(8), 545-558.
“Bidder Asymmetries and Revenue in Second-Price Auctions” (with Maochao Xu). Journal of Economics and Finance. 2015, 39 (3), 625-640.
“Price Volatility and Contract Maturity: Evidence from an Online Futures Market for Sports Tickets” (with Xiaoyong Zheng). Eastern Economic Journal, 2014, 40(1), 56-70.
“Where Do New Economics Ph.D.s Go? Evidence from Recent Initial Labor Market” (with Qihong Liu and Sherrilyn Billger). Journal of Labor Research, 2013, 34(3), 312-338.
“The Effect of Most-Favored Customer Clauses on Prices” (with Qihong Liu), Journal of Industrial Economics, 2011, 59(3), 343-371 (Lead Article).
“Do Countercyclical-Weekend Effects Persist in Online Retail Markets?” (with Jeffery A. Livingston and Patrick A. Scholten), Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, 2009, 8(4), 174-181 (Lead Article).
“Backward Integrated Information Gatekeepers and Independent Divisions in the Product Market,” The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, 2008, 8(1), Article 7.
“Differences in Average Prices on the Internet: Evidence from the Online Market for Air Travel,” Economic Inquiry, 2006, 44(4), 656-670.
2017 Annual Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA)/American Economic Association (AEA) Meetings. "Professional Achievements and Gender Differences: Tracking the Economics Ph.D. Class of 2008"
Pregnancy Complications and Maternal Smoking Behaviors. Southern Economic Association, New Orleans, November 2015.