Lixin YE


Lixin YE

Professor (The Ohio State University), Director of the MPhil-PhD Programme in Economics

Education Background:
Ph.D. in Economics, Stanford University
M.A. in Planning and Management, Renmin University of China
B.S. in Mechanics, Peking University
Teaching Area



Microeconomic Theory, Market Design, Industrial Organization, Contract Theory


1. “Orchestrating Information Acquisition,”,with Jingfeng Lu and Xin Feng,

2. “Collusion through Coordination on Announcements”,with Joseph E. Harrington,,209-241,2019-6

3. “Efficient and Optimal Mechanisms with Radio Spectrum Sharing”,with Chenglin Zhang, Christopher Baker, Joel Johnson, and Huaiyi Wang,,60 (2018): 206–227

4. “Monopolistic Nonlinear Pricing with Consumer Entry”,with Chenglin Zhang,,12 (2017): 141–173

5. “Competitive Nonlinear Pricing and Contract Variety”,with Jian Shen and Huanxing Yang,,64(1), March 2016: 64-108

6. “Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of Auctions with Negative Externalities”,with Youxin Hu, John Kagel, and Xiaoshu Xu,,82, 2013: 269-291

7. “Auctions with Entry and Resale”,with Xiaoshu Xu and Dan Levin,,79, 2013: 92-105

8. “Efficient and Optimal Mechanisms with Private Information Acquisition Costs”,with Jingfeng Lu,,148 (1), 2013: 393-408

9. “Auctions with Synergy and Resale”,with Xiaoshu Xu and Dan Levin,,41 (2), 2012: 397-426

10. “Competitive Nonlinear Taxation and Constitutional Choice”,with Massimo Morelli and Huanxing Yang,,4(1), 2012: 142-175

11. “Quality Disclosure and Competition”,with Dan Levin and James Peck,,57 (1), March 2009: 167-196

12. “Nonlinear Pricing, Market Coverage, and Competition”,with Huanxing Yang,,3, 2008: 123-153

13. “Search with Learning: Understanding Asymmetric Price Adjustments”,with Huanxing Yang,,39, 2008: 547-564

14. “Hybrid Auctions Revisited”,with Dan Levin,,99, 2008: 591-594

15. “Trademark Sales, Entry, and the Value of Reputation”,with Howard Marvel,,49, 2008: 547-576

16. “Indicative Bidding: An Experimental Analysis”,with John Kagel and Svetlana Pevnitskaya,,62, 2008: 697-721

17. “Survival Auctions”,with John Kagel and Svetlana Pevnitskaya,,33, 2007: 103-119

18. “Reserve Price Signaling”,with Hongbin Cai and John Riley,,135 (1), July 2007: 253-268

19. “Bad News Can Be Good News: Early Dropouts in an English Auction with Multi-dimensional Signals”,with Dan Levin and James Peck,,95, 2007: 462-467

20. “Indicative Bidding and A Theory of Two-Stage Auctions”,Lixin Ye,,58 (1), January 2007: 181-207

21. “On the Use of Customized vs. Standardized Performance Measures”,with Anil Arya, Jonathan Glover, and Brian Mitterdorf,,17, 2005: 7-21

22. “Optimal Auctions with Endogenous Entry”,Lixin Ye,,4(1), 2004: Article 8, 1-27

23. “Deciding Between Competition and Collusion”,with Patrick Bajari,,85(4), November 2003: 971-989

24. “Procurement Design with Optimal Sequential R&D”,with Jingfeng Lu and Xin Feng,

25. “A Solution for Games with Inadequate Information”,with Liang Mao,

26. “Competitive Nonlinear Income Taxation Revisited”,with John Wilson and Chenglin Zhang,

27. “Refinements in Discrete and Continuous Type Models: Local Credibility Test”,with Hongbin Cai and John Riley,