Jason Chan

Jason Chan

Associate Professor, Mary and Jim Lawrence Fellow
Information & Decision Sciences


  • PhD 2014
    Management Information Systems New York University, Stern School of Business
  • Bachelor of Computing 2008
    Management Information Systems National University of Singapore


  • Economics of Information Systems
  • Health IT
  • Econometrics and Experiment Design
  • Societal impacts of Internet, e.g. crime, financial well-being, discrimination


Dr. Jason Chan is an Associate 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 economics. 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 Information Systems Research, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, and 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 Track Chair and Associate Editor at the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS), where he has won the two Best Associate Editor Awards (ICIS 2016, 2017). He is the two-time recipient of the Distinguished Service Award at Management Science, and has also won two Best Reviewer Awards at ISR and MISQ. Jason serves as the Vice President of the Informs Information Systems Society and is the Associate Editor at ISR. In 2018, he was named by Poets & Quants as one of the Top 40 Professors Under 40 Worldwide.

Selected Works & Activities.

  • 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

  • Editorial Appointments

    Associate Editor @ ISR, Editor for Special Issue of "Data Analytics for Sustainability" @ Information & Management Journal, Track Chair @ ICIS 2019, AE @ ICIS 2015-2018

  • Research Grants

    NET Institute Grant, Dean's Small Grant, GMU Economics and Privacy Fellowship

  • Honors and Awards

    MIS Quarterly Best Paper 2014, Nunamaker-Chen Dissertation Award 2015 (INFORMS IS Society), AIS Senior Editors' Best Published Paper 2014 (Selected by senior editors from the top 8 MIS journals), Best Associate Editor for ICIS 2016/2017, Management Science Distinguished Service Award (2017, 2018), ISR Best Reviewer of the Year 2018, MISQ Best Reviewer of the Year 2018, Best Paper Award at WHITE 2011, Best Paper Nominee at ICIS 2014, Best Track Paper ICIS 2018

  • Current Research

    Better to Give than to Receive? Impact of Donation Option on Reward-based Crowdfunding Campaigns (with Cai Zhigang, Zihong Huang, De Liu)

    Measuring the Impact of Crowdsourcing on User Engagement: A Randomized Field Experiment (with Ravi Bapna, Zhuojun Gu, Alok Gupta)

    The Role of Physical Stores in Multichannel Retailing: Quasi-experimental Evidence from Product-level Analysis (with Yaqiong Wang, Kaiquan Xu, Xi Chen)

    “Run Forrest Run!”: Measuring the Impact of App-Enabled Social and Performance Feedback on Running Performance (with Yash Babar, Ben Choi)

    “Make Healthcare Apps Great Again”: The Impact of Incentives and Cues on App Usage (with Yuanyuan Dang, Xitong Guo, Anindya Ghose)

    The Effect of State Wiretapping Legislation: A Production Function Approach (with Jin-Hyuk Kim, Liad Wagman)

    Follow Your Heart: The Role of Interest on Provider Strategy on Sharing Economy Markets (with Zhijie Lin, Jing Wang)

    Are Contests Effective for Online Labor Markets? (with Nila Zhang, Jiahui Mo)

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