Research & Writing

Published Papers

Self Control and Smartphone Use: An Experimental Study of Soft Commitment Devices, European Economic Review.
[Published: Nov 2021]

Working Papers

Commitment at Scale: Evidence from >10 Million Social Media Users
with Peter Hickman and Yulu Tang

Equitable Resource Allocation in AI-Driven Education
with Hyunbin Loh, Yejin Han, Chanyou Hwang, and Younghoan Cho

Op-Eds/ Informal Papers

Shifting Policies, Unshifting Issues: Educational Equity in Singapore’s Primary 1 Registration Exercise, Singapore Policy Journal
[Published: Nov 2021] [Singapore Policy Journal]

Autonomous Vehicles and Torts: A Behavioural Economic Analysis, Penn Undergraduate Law Journal
[Published: Sep 2019] [PULJ]

Causality: A Hidden Casualty of the Gun Debate, Stanford Politics
[Published: Sep 2018] [Stanford Politics]

Singapore’s Primary 1 Registration: Redesigning the School Choice Mechanism, Berkeley Economic Review
[Published: Feb 2018] [BER Spring]

The Potential Loser in the Uber-Didi “Win-Win”, Stanford Politics
[Published: Sep 2016] [Stanford Politics]

Kenneth Arrow on the Irrationality of Our Voting System, Stanford Politics (& Ethics in Society)
Published: May 2016] [Stanford Politics]

UN Director-General Michael Møller on Embracing Our Collective Responsibility, Stanford Politics
[Published: Feb 2016] [Stanford Politics]

How Sustainable are Third-Party Taxi Companies?, Stanford Politics
[Published: Jan 2016] [Stanford Politics]

Understanding Xi Jinping’s US Visit, Stanford Politics
[Published: Sep 2015] [Stanford Politics]

Students with Different Abilities Make for Class Act, The Straits Times
[Published: Aug 2015] [Straits Times Forum]


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