Chen Cheng, PhD

Chen Cheng, PhD

Assistant Professor
Discipline
Economics
Areas of Interest
Organizational Economics, Political Economy, Social Networks

Chen Cheng, PhD (Northwestern University) began as an Assistant Professor in the research track at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2016. She is interested in incentives in organizations. Her works focus on how disagreement in organizations affects contract design and ownership, how political institutions affect politicians' incentives to experiment, and how formal and informal institutions interplay.

Works in progress

  • “Moral Hazard in Teams with Subjective Evaluations”
  • “Laboratories of Democracy: Career Concerns and Policy Experimentation under Decentralization” (with Christopher Li)
  • “Multiplex Analysis of Indian Village Social Networks: When Does One Relationship Predict Another” (with Yiqing Xing)
  • “Governmental System and Economic Volatility under Democracy” (with Christopher Li and Weifeng Zhong)