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Shan Gui

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at George Mason University

Arlington, VA, US



Research Interest

A fifth-year Ph.D. student at the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science (ICES), GMU. My current work is in theories and experiments in dynamic mechanism design, and behavioral game theory.


2019-2024 (expc.), Ph.D., Economics, George Mason University

2017-2019, M.S., Finance, Fudan University

2013-2017, B.A., Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

2014-2017, B.S., Mathematics (minor), Shanghai University of Finance and Economics



Trust, Lies, and Inequality (with Ninghua Du and Daniel Houser), American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 2024, 83(1), 249–262. [Link]

Hui Xu, Jie Liang, Shan Gui. The Impacts of the Origins of Social Status on Deception: Evidence from a Lab Experiment, South China Journal of Economics, 2019, 28(2):86-107 [Link]

Working Papers

Non-Clairvoyant Dynamic Mechanism Design: Experimental Evidence (with Daniel Houser, Reject and Resubmit at Games and Economic Behavior) [SSRN]

How Sellers Choose Mechanism: Information Matters (with Daniel Houser, Under Review) [SSRN]

Working in Progress

Using (merit-based) default to reduce gender gaps in contribution of ideas: Evidence from an online experiment (with Jingnan Chen, Daniel Houser and Erte Xiao)

Mechanisms comparison under non-clairvoyant environment (with Daniel Houser)

Incompetence Trap (with Cesar Martinelli)



Econ 103: Microeconomics Principles GMU, Summer 2022

Evaluation: 4.85/5


Econ 838: Econometrics II (with Daniel Houser) GMU, Fall 2021, 2022, 2023

Econ 445: Design and Analysis of Experiment (with Daniel Houser) GMU, Fall 2021, 2022, 2023

Econ 445 (Online): Design and Analysis of Experiment (with Daniel Houser) GMU, Summer 2023

Teaching Assistant

Econ 612 (Online): Microeconomics II GMU, Spring 2021, Summer 2021

Econ 611 (Online): Microeconomics GMU, Fall 2021

Stochastic Calculus for Finance Fudan University, Fall 2018

Game Theory Fudan University, Fall 2017