Dr. Siyu Wang

Research Fellow

Dr. Siyu Wang joined the Institute in the fall of 2020. She is an applied microeconomist who works on bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems. Her research approach relies on insights from experimental economics, in the tradition of Nobel laureate Vernon Smith, to investigate individual behavior, managerial policies, and market mechanisms.

Work History

Missouri State University
2018 – 2020

Ford Motor Company
2016 – 2018

Alma Mater

George Mason University

Ph.D., Economics

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Undergraduate, Finance



September 4, 2021 • Commentary

Is Using Cryptocurrency Best for Travel?

ISEG Research Fellow Dr. Siyu Wang Offers Key Insights About Cryptocurrency Use in International Travel in a new USA Today article. Learn more!



February 1, 2021 • Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

The Aspirational Income Hypothesis: Limits of the Relative Income Hypothesis

According to the “relative income hypothesis,” decision makers derive positive utility from identifying with a group that performs more poorly than they do.


July 1, 2020 • Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

Collective Experimentation: A Laboratory Study

Majority rule seems to lead to better outcomes than other forms of voting when players make mistakes.