M. Keith Chen
Professor of Economics
Keith Chen teaches MBA core strategy and Ph.D. behavioral economics. His research blurs traditional disciplinary boundaries in both subject and methodology, bringing unorthodox tools to bear on problems at the intersection of economics, psychology and biology. Chen’s most recent work focuses on how people’s economic choices are influenced by the structure of their language. His work has shown that how a person’s language encodes future events influences future-oriented behaviors as diverse as saving, smoking and safe sex.
Only after a Rush Limbaugh broadcast did evacuation rates diverge politically
Smartphone GPS tracks staffers between facilities
Smartphone data reveals that wait times at the polls are much longer for black people
Estimates are based on smartphone data and precinct-level 2016 vote results
Cell phone location data and local voting records measure discord