I am a Professor of Economics at the Economics Programme and Chair of the School of Social Sciences at Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

I am an Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (JEBO).

My research focuses on Experimental and Behavioral Economics topics.

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In this website you can find more information about me, my research and my teaching activities.



"Cooperation and Punishment Mechanisms in Uncertain and Dynamic Social Networks" (with Edo Gallo, Tat-How Teh, and Nilanjan Roy) has been recently published at Games and Economic Behavior. Here is the link.

JET | Journal of Economic Theory | ScienceDirect.com by Elsevier  

"Sharing Idiosyncratic Risks Even Though Prices are Wrong" (with Edward Halim and Nilanjan Roy) has been recently published at Journal of Economic Theory. Here is the link.

Handbook of Experimental Finance  

"Algorithmic Trading in Experimental Markets with Human Traders: A Literature Survey”, (with Te Bao, Elizavetta Nekrasova, and Tibor Neugebauer), appeared in Handbook of Experimental Finance (Sascha Füllbrunn and Ernan Haruvy (eds), Edward Elgar Publishing, (2022)


We succesfully hosted and organized the 2019 Asia Pacific Regional Meeting of the Society for Experimental Finance (SEF). We had three keynote speakers: John Duffy from the UC Irvine, Dan Houser from George Mason University, and Charles Noussair from the University of Arizona. The programme is available here. Below is the group photo taken during the conference.



"Costly Information Acquisition, Social Networks, and Asset Prices: Experimental Evidence," Journal of Finance, Vol. 74, No. 4, pp. 1975-2010.


The winner of 2020 Vernon L. Smith Award for Excellence in Experimental Finance awarded by the Society of Experimental Finance

"Would You Pay for Transparently Useless Advice? A Test of Boundaries of Beliefs in the Folly of Prediction" (with Nattavudh Powdthavee), The Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 97, No. 2, pp. 257-272.


The 2016 Finalist of the Exeter Prize for Research in Experimental Economics, Decision Theory and Behavioral Economics (Awarded annually to the best paper published in the previous calendar year in peer-reviewed journal in the field of Experimental Economics, Decision Theory and Behavioral Economics.)



   Freakonomics Financial Times
  New Statesman  

I gave a talk at TEDxNTU way back in 2012 on behavioral economics and happiness. You can also click the thumbnail figure below to bring you to the clip.


I appeared on the "It Figures", a popular series on breaking down facts and data on a host of interesting (social) issues produced by Channel News Asia. In this episode I talk about Behavioral Nudges and Jaywalking (see IT Figures S5 EP 10 - from minutes 18:45 - 22:06). You can also click the thumbnail figure below to bring you to the clip..

CNA   IT Figures

I also appeared on the "Money Mind", another popular series providing tips for investors, business ideas for businessmen and comments on the economy, markets, companies, financial products, and trends (see Money Mind Ep. 30: The Power of Choice - from minutes 4:45 - 5:55). You can also click the thumbnail figure below to bring you to the clip.


Yohanes Eko Riyanto
Economics Programme

School of Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
48 Nanyang Avenue SHHK 05-56E
Singapore 639818
e-mail: yeriyanto@ntu.edu.sg


Yohanes E. Riyanto
Version June 2022

Fun Intermezzo

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My Photos

I took this photo shot in Siena (Italy). The sun was beaming nicely through this alley creating a wonderful lighting effect.

This was in Istanbul.


This was in Stockholm (Gamla Stan)