Publications

  • Chen, F., and Stevens, R.* (forthcoming).  Applying lessons from behavioral economics to increase flu vaccination rates.  Health Promotion International.  [Link to article about this paper on the Medical Economics website][Link to our summary of this paper on the Atlas of Science website][Link to Wake Forest News article about this paper]
  • Chen, F., and Regan, R.* (2017).  Arts and craftiness: An economic analysis of art heists.  Journal of Cultural Economics 41, 283-307.  [Link to our post about this paper that we were invited to write for the EconomistsTalkArt blog--the post contains original artwork by Maggie Pyle*]
  • Chen, F. (2017).  The economics of synthetic rhino horns.  Ecological Economics 141, 180-189.  [Link to Wake Forest News article about this paper][Link to Innovators Magazine article about this paper][Link to Inside Science article about this paper][Link to episode of Academic Minute in which I talk about synthetic horns]
  • Chen, F. (2017).  Hey, Jimmy, Egg Russian Roulette is rigged...in your favor!  The Huffington Post, March 29, 2017.
  • Chen, F. (2016).  Can biotech companies save the rhinos?  The Huffington Post, August 25, 2016.
  • Chen, F. (2016).  Fake it 'til the rhinos make it?  The Huffington Post, March 8, 2016.
  • Chen, F. (2016).  Poachers and snobs: Demand for rarity and the effects of anti-poaching policies.  Conservation Letters 9, 65-69.
  • Chen, F. (2015).  Dear Taylor: Don't hate the freemium, hate the game.  The Huffington Post, June 24, 2015.  [Link to SAGE Business Researcher article in which I talk about the freemium business model]
  • Chen, F., and Toxværd, F. (2014).  The economics of vaccination.  Journal of Theoretical Biology 363, 105-117.
  • Chen, F., and Raley, J.* (2013).  Math stories: Learning and doing mathematics through fiction writing.  Journal of Humanistic Mathematics 3(2), article 7.  [Link to Wake Forest News article about this paper]
  • Chen, F. (2013).  The economic approach to modeling self-protective behavior in epidemiology.  In P. Manfredi and A. d'Onofrio, eds., Modeling the Interplay Between Human Behavior and the Spread of Infectious Diseases.  New York: Springer.
  • Heckelman, J., and Chen, F. (2013).  Strategy-proof scoring rule lotteries for multiple winners.  Journal of Public Economic Theory 15, 103-123.
  • Chen, F., Griffith, A., Cottrell, A., and Wong, Y.-L. (2013).  Behavioral responses to epidemics in an online experiment: using virtual diseases to study human behavior.  PLOS ONE 8(1), e52814.  [Link to Freakonomics podcast in which I talk about this research][Link to Wake Forest News article about this paper]
  • Chen, F. (2012).  A mathematical analysis of public avoidance behavior during epidemics using game theory.  Journal of Theoretical Biology 302, 18-28.
  • Chen, F., Jiang, M., Rabidoux, S.*, and Robinson, S. (2011).  Public avoidance and epidemics: insights from an economic model.  Journal of Theoretical Biology 278, 107-119.
  • Chen, F. (2010).  Expected utility illustrated: A graphical analysis of gambles with more than two possible outcomes.  Journal of Economic Education 41, 63-70.
  • Chen, F., and Kays, A.* (2009).  To buy or not to buy: the Screamin' Demon ticket game.  Mathematics Magazine 82, 283-289.
  • Chen, F., and Cottrell, A. (2009).  Dynamic equilibria in an epidemic model with voluntary vaccinations.  Journal of Biological Dynamics 3, 357-375.
  • Chen, F. (2009).  Modeling the effect of information quality on risk behavior change and the transmission of infectious diseases.  Mathematical Biosciences 217, 125-133.
  • Grosjean, J., and Chen, F. (2007).  Rebated losses revisited.  In S. N. Ethier and W. R. Eadington, eds., Optimal Play: Mathematical Studies of Games and Gambling.  Reno, NV: Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commerical Gaming.  [Link to James Grosjean's bio]
  • Chen, F. (2007).  An issue about more than disease.  Winston-Salem Journal, June 23, 2007.
  • Chen, F. (2006).  The impact of microbicides and changes in condom usage on HIV prevalence in men and women.  AIDS 20, 1551-1553.
  • Chen, F. (2006).  HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and dynamic programming.  The Mathematical Scientist 31, 11-20.
  • Chen, F. (2006).  A susceptible-infected epidemic model with voluntary vaccinations.  Journal of Mathematical Biology 53, 253-272.
  • Chen, F. (2006).  On the transmission of HIV with self-protective behavior and preferred mixing.  Mathematical Biosciences 199, 141-159.
  • Chen, F., and Heckelman, J. (2005).  Winning probabilities in a pairwise lottery system with three alternatives.  Economic Theory 26, 607-617.
  • Chen, F. (2005).  Monotonic matching in search equilibrium.  Journal of Mathematical Economics 41, 705-721.
  • Chen, F. (2004).  Rational behavioral response and the transmission of STDs.  Theoretical Population Biology 66, 307-316.
  • Chen, F. (2003).  Unraveling in a dynamic matching market with Nash bargaining.  Economics Bulletin 3, 1-6.
  • Chen, F. (2003).  A result on equilibrium matching with search frictions.  Economics Letters 78, 317-321.

    * student or former student