Chen Cheng, PhD

Chen Cheng, PhD

Assistant Professor
DisciplineEconomics
Areas of InterestOrganizational Economics, Political Economy, Social Networks

Dr. Chen Cheng is currently an Assistant Professor at the Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University. Before joining Carey, she received her Ph.D. from Managerial Economics and Strategy Department (MECS), Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in June, 2016. Dr. Chen received her M.A. from China Center for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University in 2010 and her B.A. in economics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2008. 

Dr. Chen is interested in governance in general. Her current work studies 1) how disagreement in organization affects contract design and ownership, 2) How political institutions affect politicians' incentives to experiment and 3) how formal and informal institutions interplay.

Education

  • Ph. D, Economics, Kellog School of Management - Northwestern University 
  • MA, Economics, CCER - Peking University
  • BA, Economics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Research

Selected publications
  • "Laboratories of Democracy: Policy Experimentation under Decentralization" (with Christopher Li) AEJ: Micro Vol.11, Issue 3 August 2019
Working papers
  • "Moral Hazard in Teams with Subjective Evaluations" R&R Rand Journal of Economics  
  • "Stable Allocations with Network-Based Comparisons" (with Yiqing Xing)  Under Review
  • "A Theory of Multiplexity: Sustaining Cooperation with Multiple Relationships" (with Wei Huang and Yiqing Xing) 

Teaching

Current
  • Statistical Analysis