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Huanxing Yang

Huanxing Yang

Huanxing Yang

Chairperson, Professor



448 Arps Hall (Office) 410B (Chair's Office)
1945 N. High St.
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Contract Theory
  • Industrial Organization
  • Game Theory


  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania, August 2004
  • M.A. in Economics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, July 1996
  • B.S. in MIS, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China, July 1993

Huanxing Yang is a Professor of Economics at the Ohio State University. Dr. Yang got his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania in 2004, right before he joined the Department of Economics at OSU. Starting from July 1, 2023, he serves as the Department Chair.

Dr. Yang is an applied theorist with broad research interests. His main research areas include industrial organization, information economics, consumer search, internet economics, and network economics. Dr. Yang has published 28 articles in peer reviewed journals including Rand Journal of Economics, International Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Games and Economic Behavior, and Theoretical Economics. His recent research projects study competitive bundling, firms' long-term competition for consumer awareness when consumers learn about products from their friends, and the spread of misinformation on social networks.  

Dr. Yang has taught extensively on microeconomic theory, game theory, and industrial organization, both at the graduate and undergraduate level.