SMU Economics Faculty Directory

Poryrait of Bo Chen


Bo Chen

Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison
Umphrey Lee 301G

Bo Chen is an applied microeconomic theorist and holds a PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. His research interest lies in understanding economic agents’ incentives in dynamic interactions and market processes, as well as the effects of information asymmetry in the design of various real-world mechanisms. Specifically, his research has explored collusion in settings with repeated interaction, optimal design of incentive contracts, optimal bundle pricing, long-run market outcomes of decentralized labor markets, and most recently, information design in dynamic contests.

Research Interests: Game Theory, Microeconomics, Mechanism Design