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Yohanes Eko RIYANTO

Associate Professor
Yohanes Eko RIYANTO

Division of Economics,
School of Social Sciences

Office: 6790 6271 / 6592 1578

E-mail yeriyanto[at]ntu[dot]edu[dot]sg

Biographical Profile

Yohanes Eko RIYANTO is an Associate Professor of Economics at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He obtained his PhD in Economics from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). Prior to joining NTU, he had worked at various universities in Singapore, the Netherlands and Belgium. His current research is in the areas of Experimental and Behavioral Economics, and Applied Microeconomics. He is currently working on various topics investigating the economics of charitable giving using laboratory controlled and field experiments, social preferences, mechanisms to enhance cooperation and coordination in social dilemma settings, experimental asset markets, and many others. He has published in various journals such as Review of Economic and Statistics, Experimental Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Theory and Decision, and many others. His work has also been covered by the popular press such as the Economist, the Wall Street journal, Financial Times, the New Statesman, and others. He teaches Behavioral Economics and Microeconomics courses at both undergraduate and graduate level at Nanyang Technological University.
Research Interests

Experimental and Behavioral Economics; Applied Microeconomics

Research Interest in the Neuroscience of Learning and Education

I am interested in studying the interplay between economic incentives (monetary and non-monetary) and intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and their impact on learning and education outcomes.  Different forms of economic incentives trigger different neural and behavioral responses. Neuroscience, in particular its Neuroeconomic sub-discipline can be helpful in fostering our further understanding of the mechanisms that work behind behavioral responses to economic incentives.