Zhiyun Frances X. Lee
Zhiyun Frances X. Lee

Adjunct Lecturer of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

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Frances Lee is a lecturer of Managerial Economics and Decision Science at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. She holds a Ph.D. in Managerial Economics and Strategy from Kellogg.

Dr. Frances’ teaching and research interests are in microeconomics, information economics, law and economics, and industrial organization. Her recent research projects focus on the incentives of acquiring and disclosing information when the information providers have personal agendas. Her recent projects also include a study on the incentive contracts offered by service providers who have superior information than their clients. She has published in American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, International Journal of Industrial Organization and American Law and Economics Review.

Prior to joining Kellogg, she was a faculty at University of Hong Kong for 4 years. She also worked for a US-based economics consulting company that provides economic analysis to complex commercial litigation.

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PhD, 2008, Managerial Economics and Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
BBA, 2003, Financial Engineering, Economics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, First Honor

Academic Positions
Assistant Professor, Economics and Finance, University of Hong Kong, 2009-2013

Print Research
Lee, Zhiyun Frances X. and D. Bernhardt. Forthcoming. Trial Incentives in Sequential Litigation. Forthcoming at American Law and Economics Review.
Lee, Zhiyun Frances X.. 2013. Trading between Agents for a Better Match. International Journal of Industrial Organization. 31(5): 501-515.
Lee, Zhiyun Frances X. and K. Kim. Forthcoming. Information Acquisition in a War of Attrition. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics.
Lee, Zhiyun Frances X.. 2011. Optimal Best-Price Policy. International Journal of Industrial Organization. 29(5): 628-643.
Working Papers
Lee, Zhiyun Frances X. and Y. Fong. Signaling by An Expert.
Lee, Zhiyun Frances X., Navin Kartik and W. Suen. Investment in Concealable Information by Competing Experts.
Lee, Zhiyun Frances X. and D. Bernhardt. The Optimal Extent of Discovery.

Print Teaching
Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
Microeconomic Analysis (MECN-430-0)
1Ys: This course is either waived during the admissions process or completed during the Summer term. Among the topics this core course addresses are economic analysis and optimal decisions, consumer choice and the demand for products, production functions and cost curves, market structures and strategic interactions, and pricing and non-price concepts. Cases and problems are used to understand economic tools and their potential for solving real-world problems.