Kevin Haiyun Dr. Chen

Dr. Kevin Chen specializes in microeconomic theory and experimental economics. As a theorist, he seeks to explain various social and behavioral phenomena by constructing rigorous mathematical models that highlight the key strategic considerations at hand. As an experimental economist, he uses laboratory experiments to study individual behaviors and their consequences on a larger, social scale. Dr. Chen is particularly interested in the role of language in strategic communication and information exchange. In one of his papers, Dr. Chen studied how cooperative and competitive interactions contribute to a region’s linguistic diversity using both game theoretical modeling and lab experiments.

Dr. Chen’s teaching interests include microeconomics, game theory, industrial organization, mathematical economics, public finance, experimental and behavioral economics. At Corpus Christi, he also teaches Principles of Macroeconomics, Managerial Economics, Quantitative Methods for Business, and Business Statistics. As a teacher of economics, Dr. Chen hopes that by introducing students to the economic way of looking at life they will be provided with the tools and perspectives to craft their own carefully informed worldviews.

In his spare time, Dr. Chen enjoy answering questions on Stack Exchange, an online Q&A platform.


2017 Ph.D. in Economics, Simon Fraser University

2009 M.A. in Economics, McMaster University

2008 B.A. (Honours) in Economics and Philosophy, King’s University College at Western University