Lee, Yi-shan(李易珊)

BA, MA (NTU); PhD (University of Zurich)

Assistant Professor


Department of Decisions, Operations and Technology

Room 934, 9/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852 3943 8562



Prof. Yi-Shan Lee is an Assistant Professor of Department of Decisions, Operations and Technology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her PhD in Economics from the University of Zurich. Prior to that, she received her MA and BA in Economics from the National Taiwan University.

Her research interests lie in the areas of experimental economics, microeconomics and decision sciences, with a particular focus on critical issues in the information economy. Overall, her research aims to extend our understanding of economic decisions involving goods and services to tradeoffs involving the modern usage of information.

Teaching Areas

Behavioural and Experimental Economics

Research Interests

Behavioural and Experimental Economics
Decision Sciences
Information Economics

  • Publications & Working Papers


    Working Papers

    • Yi-shan Lee and Roberto A. Weber, “Revealed Privacy Preferences: Are Privacy Choices Rational?”
    • Yi-shan Lee and Joseph Tao-Yi Wang, “Long-Shot Incentive in Dynamic Winner-take-all Tournaments: An Experimental Study.”
    • Erin Krupka and Yi-shan Lee, “The Irreversible Effect of Fake News.”
  • Grants
    • Dissertation Fellowship awarded by University of Zurich with CHF21,250, 2019
    • “Economic Analyses of Privacy Preferences”, Forschungskredit Candoc (Doctoral Research Fellowship) awarded by University of Zurich with CHF57,546, 2018 (Principal Investigator)
    • Doc.Mobility Fellowship awarded by Swiss National Science Foundation with US$25,550, 2017
    • Study Abroad Scholarship awarded by Ministry of Education in Taiwan with US$32,000, 2017
    • Excellence Foundation Zurich Scholarship awarded by Excellence Foundation Zurich with CHF170,000, 2013-2017
  • Awards & Honours
    • 1st Place, Market Entry Prediction Competition 2010, organized by Ido Erev, Eyal Ert and Alvin E. Roth