Rong Rong
Experimental and Behavioral Economics, Social Networks
217B Stockbridge Hall
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003


Convex Time Budgets and Individual Discount Rates in the Long Run, with Therese Grijalva, Jayson Lusk and Douglass Shaw, Environmental and Resource Economics, 2017

Money or Friends: Social Identity and Deception in Networks, with Daniel Houser and Yifan Dai, European Economic Review, 2016

Deception in Networks: A Laboratory Study, with Daniel Houser, Journal of Public Economic Theory, 2016

Growing Stars: A Laboratory Analysis of Network Formation, with Daniel Houser, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 117 (2015) 380–394

Exploring Network Behavior Using Cluster Analysis, with Daniel Houser, New Perspectives on Internationalization and Competitiveness, edited by Eskil Ullberg, Springer, 2015   

China Bashing: Does Trade Drive the 'Bad' News about China in the U.S.?, with Carlos Ramirez, Review of International Economics, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 350-363, 2012   

Completed Papers

Interpersonal Time Discounting, with Therese Grijalva, Douglass Shaw and Jayson Lusk, Under Review

I’ll Be There: A Natural Field Experiment on Keeping and Breaking Promises, with Jared Barton, Under Review   

Intra-household time preference, with Therese Grijalva and Matthew Gnagey, Under Review

Working Papers

Promoting the “Right” Stars: Network Formation with Heterogeneous Agents and Imperfect Information, with Daniel Houser  

Shouts and Whispers: A Laboratory Analysis of Public Versus Private Communication in Networked Groups, with Yifan Dai

Research in Progress:  

Public Goods and Time Preference, with Therese Grijalva and Matt Gnagey

Learning from Experimenting, with Ming Ge