Songfa Zhong

Visiting Professor Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA Peking University; Msc Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; PhD Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Research Areas: Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Neuroeconomics


Zhong Songfa is a visiting professor in economics at NYU Abu Dhabi as well as an associate professor and dean’s chair in economics at the National University of Singapore. He received his PhD in economics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2009 and a BA in accounting from Peking University in 2003.

His research interest is behavioral economics. His research is highly interdisciplinary, using a wide range of methodologies, including experimental economics, neuroscience, and genetics. Songfa has published in well-regarded journals, including American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of European Economic Association, Journal of Economic Theory, International Economic Review, Management Science, Review of Economics and Statistics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Neuron, Psychological Science, and Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

He was a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences of Stanford University in the academic year of 2018-2019. He was invited to deliver a plenary talk at the 2018 International Meeting of the Economic Science Association and the 2022 Asia Pacific Meeting of the Economic Science Association. He serves as an associate editor of Management Science, an associate Editor of Frontiers in Behavioral Economics, and a coordinating editor of Theory and Decision.

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