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.
Ernest 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 microeconomic theorist specializing in game theory. His main research interests surround information transmission between parties with conflicts of interests. He also put theoretical models to test using laboratory experiments.
Professor Lai had worked in the private sector for a few years before he decided that academia is the right arena for him. Having his first job as a tax consultant at KPMG Hong Kong, Professor Lai still holds the fellowship of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a British accountancy body.
- Game Theory
- Experimental Economics
- Behavioral Economics
Selected Publications and Working Papers
- "Expert Advice for Amateurs"
- "Authority and Communication in the Laboratory" (with Wooyoung Lim)