Vivian Lei

Associate Professor
 (414) 229-6494
 Bolton Hall 838



PhD, Economics, Purdue University
MA, Economics, Michigan State University
BA, Economics, National Taipei University

Research Interests

Macroeconomics, Experimental Economics, Behavioral Finance

Current Projects

“Voluntary Separation as a Discipline Device for Long-Term Cooperation: Theory and Experiment” with Filip Vesely and Chun-lei Yang.
“Debt Relief in the Presence of Multiple Creditors: An Experimental Study,” with Steven Tucker and Filip Vesely.

Selected Publications

Lei, V., Masclet, D., & Vesely, F. (2014, December). Competition vs. Communication: An Experimental Study on Restoring Trust. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 108, 94-107.
Deng, P., Gong, B., & Lei, V. (2013, November). Before and After: The Impact of a Real Bubble Crash on Investors’ Trading Behavior in the Lab. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 95(1), 186-196.
Chan, K. S., Lei, V., & Vesely, F. (2013). Differentiated Assets: An Experimental Study on Bubbles. Economic Inquiry, 51(3), 1731-1749.
Lei, V., Tucker, S., & Vesely, F. (2010). Forgive or Buy Back: An Experimental Study of Debt Relief. Review of Economic Design, 14(3-4), 291-309.
Lei, V., & Vesely, F. (2010). In-Group vs. Out-Group Trust: The Impact of Income Inequality. Southern Economic Journal, 76(4), 1049-1063.
Lei, V., & Noussair, C. N. (2007). Equilibrium Selection in an Experimental Macroeconomy. Southern Economic Journal, 74(2), 448-482.
Lei, V., & Noussair, C. N. (2002, June). An Experimental Test of an Optimal Growth Model. American Economic Review, 92(3), 549-570.
Lei, V., Noussair, C. N., & Plott, C. R. (2001, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Non-Speculative Bubbles in Experimental Asset Markets: Lack of Common Knowledge of Rationality vs. Actual Irrationality. Econometrica, 69(4), 831-859.