I am an Associate Professor in the Economics Programme at the School of Social Sciences (SSS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

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

My research concentrates on Experimental and Behavioral Economics topics.

At NTU, I also hold administrative positions as Associate Dean (Research) of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (CoHASS). There are 4 schools under CoHASS, and they are the School of Social Sciences (SSS), the School of Humanities (SoH), the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI), and the School of Arts, Design, and Media (ADM). I am also the Director of the Center of Liberal Arts and Social Studies (CLASS).

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



We succesfully hosted and organized the 2019 Asia Pacific Regional Meeting of the Society for the 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.

"Asset Markets with Insider Trading Disclosure Rule and Reselling Constraint: An Experimental Analysis", (with Edward Halim) is accepted for publication at Journal of Economic Dynamic and Control.

"The Effect of Language on Economic Behavior: Examining the Causal Link between Future Tense and Time Preference in the Lab", (with Josie I. Chen and Tai-sen He), is accepted for publication at European Economic Review.

"Costly Information Acquisition, Social Networks and Asset Prices: Experimental Evidence" (with Edward Halim and Nilanjan Roy) has now been published at Journal of Finance.

"Impact of Lower Rated Journals on Economists’ Judgments of Publication Lists: Evidence from a Survey Experiment" (with Nattavudh (Nick) Powdthavee and Jack Knetsch) has now appeared in Journal of Economic Psychology. The article was viral in online social media (see "PlumX analytics"). It was also covered in VoxEU.



"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
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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.

CNA   The Power Of Choice


Yohanes Eko Riyanto
Division of Economics

School of Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
14 nanyang Drive HSS 04-83
Singapore 637332
e-mail: yeriyanto@ntu.edu.sg


Yohanes E. Riyanto
Version Sept 2019

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)