Academic Profile

I am an assistant professor in the school of social sciences of Nanyang Technological University. I received Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University in 2013. I use experimental methods to study problems at the intersection of economics, finance, and psychology. My recent research focuses on two interdisciplinary areas: 1) how simple, easy-to-manipulate linguistic and acoustic interventions influence economic decision-making and 2) how parents can foster their children's development in economically important preferences (e.g., pro-sociality and patience) and life skills (e.g., strategic reasoning). I normally teach Experimental Economics and Financial Economics.

Ph.D. in Economics, Brown University, 2013
M.A. in Economics, National Chengchi University, 2003
Bachelor of Finance, National Chengchi University, 2001
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Asst Prof He Tai-Sen
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences

Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Psychology and Economics
  • Training Children's Strategic Reasoning
  • Tai-Sen He. (2020). The framing effect of tax–transfer systems. Journal of the Economic Science Association, , Accepted.

  • Tai-Sen He, Lili Qin. (2020). On the developmental origin of intrinsic honesty. PLoS ONE, ,

  • Tai-Sen He, Yohanes E. Riyanto, Saori C. Tanaka and Katsunori Yamada. (2020). Pronoun Drop and Prosocial Behavior: Experimental Evidence from Japan. Journal of the Economic Science Association, 6, 13-25.

  • Josie I Chen, Tai-Sen He and Yohanes E. Riyanto. (2019). The Effect of Language on Economic Behavior: Examining the Causal Link between Future Tense and Time Preference in the Lab. European Economic Review, 120.

  • Tai-Sen He and Fuhai Hong. (2018). Risk Breeds Risk Aversion. Experimental Economics, 21(4), 815-835.

  • Tai-Sen He. (2017). “I” Make You Risk-averse: The Effect of First-person Pronoun Use in a Lottery Choice Experiment. Economics Letters, 153, 39-42.