Yohanes Eko RIYANTO

Yohanes Eko RIYANTO

Associate Professor
Associate Chair (Academic), School of Social Sciences
Acting Subject Head, Public Policy and Global Affairs

Division of Economics,
School of Social Sciences, College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Office: 6790 6271 / 6592 1578

Biographical Profile

Yohanes Eko RIYANTO is Associate Professor of Economics at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). Before 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 role of behavioral nudges in changing behaviors, the role of market institutions, e.g., the rules and procedures governing the market for the efficient allocation of scarce resources, social preferences, mechanisms to enhance cooperation and coordination in social dilemma settings, experimental asset markets and behavioral finance. He has published in various leading journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Review of Economic and Statistics, the International Economic Review, Experimental Economics, and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and many others. His work has also received coverage from the popular press such as the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and the New Statesman. He is also Associate Editor of Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 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.