Huanxing Yang


Ph.D.  University of Pennsylvania (2004)


Associate Professor

Department of Economics

The Ohio State University


Curriculum Vitae


Office:  448 Arps Hall

Phone:  614-292-6523



I no longer update this webpage. Please see my Google Sites Webpage.



                 Research Interests


     Contract Theory, Industrial Organization, Game Theory




      Publications and Forthcoming Papers


Competitive Cheap Talk,” with Zhuozheng Li and Heikki Rantakari, Games and Economic Behavior, 2016, 96, 65-89


            Competitive Nonlinear Pricing and Contract Variety,” with Jian Shen and Lixin 

             Ye, Journal of Industrial Economics, 2016, 64, 64-108


 Targeted Search and the Long Tail Effect,Rand Journal of Economics, 44(4), 2013, 733-756.


 Cheap Talk with Two Senders and Complementary Information,” with Andrew McGee, Games and Economic Behavior, 79, 2013, 181-191. Working paper version


    Non-stationary Relational Contracts with Adverse Selection,” International Economic Review, 54(2), 2013, 525-547.

Web Appendix 


                 Competitive Optimal Taxation and Constitutional Choices,” with Massimo Morelli and Lixin Ye, American

            Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 4(1), 2012, 142–175. Working paper version


     Investment Cycles, Strategic Delay, and Self-Reversing Cascades,” with James Peck, International Economic Review, 52(1), 2011, 259-280. Web Appendix


     Information Aggregation and Investment Cycles with Strategic Complementarity,” Economic Theory, 43(2), 2010,



     Long-Term Relationships as Safeguards,” with Rafael Rob, Economic Theory, 43(2), 2010, 143-166.


     Dynamic Entry and Exit with Uncertain Cost Positions,” with Makoto Hanazono, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 27(3), 2009, 474-487.


     Nonlinear Pricing, Market Coverage, and Competition,” with Lixin Ye, Theoretical Economics, 3(1), 2008, 123-153. Working paper version


     Search with Learning: Understanding Asymmetric Price Adjustments,” with Lixin Ye, Rand Journal of Economics, 39(2), 2008, 547-564.


     Group Purchasing, Nonlinear Tariffs, and Oligopoly,” with Howard Marvel, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 26(5), 2008, 1090-1105.


      Efficiency Wages and Subjective Performance Pay,” Economic Inquiry, 46(2), 2008, 179-196.


      Collusion, Fluctuating Demand, and Price Rigidity,” with Makoto Hanazono, International Economic Review, 48(2), 2007, 483-515.



      Working Papers



             Communication and the Optimality of Hierarchies in Organizations,” 

          with Lan Zhang, May, 2017; Online Appendix


                 Collaborative Networks in Oligopoly with Asymmetric Firms,” March,



             Targeted Search with Horizontal Differentiation in the Marriage Market,”

        with Yujing Xu, October, 2016


               Cheap Talk in a Coordination Game with Incomplete Information,” with           

       Zhuozheng Li and Lan Zhang, June, 2016



      Targeted Search, Endogenous Market Segmentation, and Wage Inequality,” December 2015



      Targeted Advertising on Competing Platforms,” with Siqi Pan, January 2014



      Firm Size, Strategic Communication, and Organization,” December, 2012



      An Economic Theory of Grade Inflation,” with Chun Seng Yip, November 2002.



               Econ 818: Information Economics

                 Econ 871: Industrial Organization (theoretical)

                 Econ 501: Intermediate Microeconomics

                 Econ 601: Game Theory