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Kai Hao Yang

Kai Hao Yang

Assistant Professor of Economics

Professor Kai Hao Yang’s interests include microeconomic theory, industrial organization, and political economy.

Using the tools of mechanism design and information design, Prof. Yang’s recent works center around the economic impact of novel information technologies, including the sale of consumer data, business models of online platforms, advertisement, and influencer marketing. 

Prof. Yang received a B.A. in Political Science from National Taiwan University (2012), an M.A. and a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Chicago (2020).

Prior to joining Yale School of Management, Prof. Yang was a postdoctoral associate at the Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics (2020-2021). 


  • PhD, The University of Chicago
  • BA, National Taiwan University, 2012


Selling Consumer Data for Profit: Optimal Market-Segmentation Design and Its Consequences

K. H. Yang
American Economic Review, issue 2022, vol. 112(4), pp. 1364-93