Philip Liang, Ph.D.


PhD., Economics, The University of Chicago, USA, 2021
B.S., Mathematics with a Specialization in Economics, University of Chicago, USA, 2016


Prof. Liang is an assistant professor at Wenzhou-Kean University. Philip was born in Pennsylvania and raised in California. He earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Chicago in 2016 and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 2021. Philip worked in the e-commerce industry at Wayfair. He performed research on statistical methodology for estimating long-run effects using short-run data. Philip enjoys gardening, hiking, and rowing in his spare time.

Research Interests

Dr. Liang’s research focuses on two areas: game theory and experimental economics. He is interested in using laboratory experiments to test theoretical predictions. He has used game theory and experimental economics to study methods of collective decision-making. His work in mechanism design is currently under review at Games and Economic Behavior.

Selected Publications

Liang, P. Quadratic Voting can be inefficient. Journal of Business and Social Science Review, Issue: Vol. 1; No.10; October 2020 pp. 9-18.