Lixin Ye

Associate Professor
Department of Economics
The Ohio State University


Office: 449A Arps Hall
1945 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone:(614) 292-6883

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Auctions, Industrial Organization, Contract Theory, Experimental Economics

Published or Forthcoming Papers

"Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of Auctions with Negative Externalities," with Youxin Hu, John Kagel, and Xiaoshu Xu, Games and Economic Behavior 82, 2013: 269-291..

"Auctions with Entry and Resale," with Xiaoshu Xu and Dan Levin, Games and Economic Behavior 79,2013: 92-105. A previous version with continuous entry costs

"Efficient and Optimal Mechanisms with Private Information Acquisition Costs," with Jingfeng Lu, Journal of Economic Theory 148 (1), 2013: 393-408.

"Auctions with Synergy and Resale," with Xiaoshu Xu and Dan Levin, International Journal of Game Theory 41 (2), 2012: 397-426.

"Competitive Nonlinear Taxation and Constitutional Choice," with Massimo Morelli and Huanxing Yang, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 4(1), 2012: 142-175. Online Appendix

"Quality Disclosure and Competition," with Dan Levin and James Peck, Journal of Industrial Economics 57 (1), pp. 167-196, March 2009.

"Nonlinear Pricing, Market Coverage, and Competition," with Huanxing Yang, Theoretical Economics 3 (2008): 123-153.

"Search with Learning: Understanding Asymmetric Price Adjustments," with Huanxing Yang, The RAND Journal of Economics 39 (2), Summer 2008: 547-564. Working paper version

"Hybrid Auctions Revisited," with Dan Levin, Economics Letters 99 (2008): 591-594.

"Trademark Sales, Entry, and the Value of Reputation," with Howard Marvel, International Economic Revie 49 (2008): 547-576.

"Indicative Bidding: An Experimental Analysis," with John Kagel and Svetlana Pevnitskaya, Games and Economic Behavior 62 (2008): 697-721.

"Survival Auctions," with John Kagel and Svetlana Pevnitskaya, Economic Theory 33 (2007): 103-119. Experimental Instructions

"Reserve Price Signaling," with Hongbin Cai and John Riley, Journal of Economic Theory, July 2007, 135 (1): 253-268.

"Bad News Can Be Good News: Early Dropouts in an English Auction with Multi-dimensional Signals," with Dan Levin and James Peck, Economics Letters 95 (2007): 462-467. Working paper version

"Indicative Bidding and A Theory of Two-Stage Auctions," Games and Economic Behavior, January 2007, 58 (1): 181-207.

"On the Use of Customized vs. Standardized Performance Measures," with Anil Arya, Jonathan Glover, and Brian Mittendorf, Journal of Management Accounting Research, 2005, 17: 7-21

"Optimal Auctions with Endogenous Entry," Contributions to Theoretical Economics, 2004, 4 (1): 1-27.

"Deciding between Competition and Collusion," with Patrick Bajari, Review of Economics and Statistics, November 2003, 85 (4): 971-989.

Working Papers

"Monopolistic Nonlinear Pricin with Consumer Entry," with Chenglin Zhang, November 2013.

"Optimal Two-stage Auctions with Costly Information Acquisition," with Jingfeng Lu, March 2014.

"Competitive Nonlinear Pricing and Contract Variety," with Jian Shen and Huanxing Yang, February 2014.

"Imperfect Signaling and Local Credibility Test," with Hongbin Cai and John Riley.

"Spectrum Buyouts: A Mechanism to Open Spectrum," with Nobuo Ikeda, RIETI Discussion Paper Series 02-E-002.


Econ 8713: Microeconomic Theory 2A (Spring 2014)

Econ 8816: Market Design (Auctions and Matching) (Spring 2014)

Econ 4001.3: Intermediate Microeconomics (Calculus based) (Fall 2013)