Jason Chan
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Jason Chan

Assistant Professor
Information & Decision Sciences

Education

  • PhD 2014
    Management Information Systems New York University, Stern School of Business

  • Bachelor of Computing 2008
    Management Information Systems National University of Singapore

Expertise

  • Economics of information systems
  • Health and social impacts of IT
  • Econometrics and experiment design
  • Societal impacts of Internet, e.g. crime, financial well-being, discrimination

Dr. Jason Chan is an Assistant Professor of Information & Decision Sciences at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. He holds an interest towards research that has relevant business and policy insights on emerging phenomenon relating Internet platforms and social outcomes, in various areas including healthcare, crime, financial well-being, education, and labor discrimination. In his research, he adopts a variety of quantitative methods including econometric modeling, experiments and technical methods, to extract meaningful relationships that lies within datasets.

His work has been published in top academic journals and conferences such as Management Science, MIS Quarterly, and the International Conference on Information Systems, and has been presented at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His work has also been covered by prominent media outlets, including The Economist, The Washington Post, The Economic Times, NBC News, Newsweek, Forbes, The Daily Beast, and Market Watch. Dr. Chan is a recipient and nominee of several Best Paper Awards in IS conferences and workshops, and has received multiple research grants for his work. He has received the AIS Best Published Paper 2014 (selected by senior editors among top MIS journals), the MISQ Best Paper Award 2014, and is also the winner of the 2015 Nunamaker-Chen Dissertation Award conferred by INFORMS ISS. He serves as a reviewer for multiple top-tier MIS journals, conferences, and has served as Associate Editor at the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS). He has won the Best Associate Editor Award at the ICIS 2016 for the e-Business and e-Government track.

Current Activities

Current Research

  • Does Medical Crowdfunding Reduce Bankruptcy Rates in the United States? An Empirical Analysis, with Gordon Burtch 


  • The Digital Sin City: An Empirical Study of Craigslist’s Impact on Prostitution Trends, with Probal Mojumder and Anindya Ghose


  • Measuring the Impact of Crowdsourcing Features on User Engagement and Retention: A Randomized Field Experiment, with Zhoujun Gu, Ravi Bapna, and Alok Gupta


Editorial Appointments

  • Associate Editor for International Conference on Information Systems


  • Committee Member for Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems


Honors and Awards

  • Best Associate Editor for ICIS 2016 (eBusiness and eGovernment track)


  • Best Paper Award at Workshop on Health IT and Economics 2011


  • Best Paper Nominee at International Conference on Information Systems 2014


  • Nunamaker-Chen Dissertation Award 2015 (INFORMS IS Society)


  • MIS Quarterly Best Paper 2014


  • AIS Senior Editors' Best Published Paper 2014 (Selected by senior editors from the top 8 MIS journals)


Research Grants

  • GMU Economics and Privacy Fellowship ($12,000)


  • Dean's Small Grant ($10,000)


  • NET Institute Grant ($7500 and $6000)


Scholarly Service

  • Reviewer for Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of MIS, Organization Science, Production and Operations Management, Economic Inquiry, Social Science and Medicine


  • Reviewer for Hong Kong Research Grant Council