Ernest K. Lai
Department of Economics: Assistant Professor
- The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, B.B.A. (Econ.)
- The University of Hong Kong, M.Econ.
- University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D.
Professor Lai joined the Department of Economics at Lehigh University in 2009 after obtaining his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. A native of Hong Kong, Professor Lai is a game theorist and experimentalist. His research focuses on using the tools of game theory and laboratory experiments to study communication.
- Game Theory
- Experimental Economics
- Behavioral Economics
Selected Publications and Working Papers
- "Expert Advice for Amateurs," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 103 (2014), 1-16.
- "Authority and Communication in the Laboratory" (with Wooyoung Lim), Games and Economic Behavior, 74 (2012), 541-560.
- "Eliciting Private Information with Noise: The Case of Randomized Response" (with Andreas Blume and Wooyoung Lim)
- "Experimental Implementations and Robustness of Fully Revealing Equilibria in Multidimensional Cheap Talk" (with Wooyoung Lim and Joseph Tao-yi Wang)
- "Language and Coordination: An Experimental Study" (with John Duffy and Wooyoung Lim)
- "Meaning and Credibility in Experimental Cheap-Talk Games" (with Wooyoung Lim)