Shan Gui

Shan Gui

Shan Gui

Graduate Research Assistant

Experimental Economics, Dynamic Mechanism Design

Shan Gui is a fifth-year Ph.D. Candidate at ICES. Current research focuses on theories and experiments in dynamic mechanism Design.

Current Research

Working Papers

Non-Clairvoyant Dynamic Mechanism Design: Experimental Evidence (with Daniel Houser)

How Sellers Choose Mechanism: Information Matters (with Daniel Houser)

Work in Progress

Using (merit-based) default to reduce gender gaps in contribution of ideas: Evidence from an online experiment (with Jingnan Chen, Daniel Houser and Erte Xiao)

Mechanism comparison under the non-clairvoyant environment (with Daniel Houser)

Incompetence Trap (with Cesar Martinelli)

Selected Publications

Trust, Lies, and Inequality (with Ninghua Du and Daniel Houser), American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Forthcoming 2023,

Hui Xu, Jie Liang, Shan Gui. The Impacts of the Origins of Social Status on Deception: Evidence from a Lab Experiment, South China Journal of Economics, 2019, 28(2):86-107

Grants and Fellowships

ICES Ph.D. Fellow, GMU 2019-Present

Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society (AMES) Young Scholar Award 2023

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) scholarship 2023

Outstanding Graduates Awards of Shanghai 2017

National Scholarship, First Prize of the People’s Scholarship 2016

Courses Taught


Econ 103: Microeconomics Principles, GMU, Summer 2022   


Econ 838: Econometrics II, GMU, Fall 2021, 2022, 2023 (with Daniel Houser)

Econ 445: Design and Analysis of Experiment, GMU, Fall 2021, 2022, 2023 (with Daniel Houser)

Econ 445 (Online): Design and Analysis of Experiment (with Daniel Houser) GMU, Summer 2023

Teaching Assistant

Econ 612: Microeconomics II, GMU, Spring2021, Summer 2021

Econ 611: Microeconomics, GMU, Fall 2021

Stochastic Calculus for Finance, Fudan University, Fall 2018

Game Theory, Fudan University, Fall 2017


George Mason University, Ph.D. Economics, 2019-present

George Mason University, M.A. Economics, 2021

Fudan University, M.S. Finance, 2017-2019

Shanghai Univerisity of Finance and Economics, B.A. Economics and Mathematics, 2013-2017

Recent Presentations


2022: ESA Global, APEE, ICES Brownbag

2021: APEE, ICES Brownbag