Jason Chan

Assistant Professor at Carlson School of Management


Carlson School of Management

Assistant Professor

Information & Decision Sciences


PhD 2014
Management Information Systems New York University, Stern School of Business

Bachelor of Computing 2008
Management Information Systems National University of Singapore


Economics of information systems

Health and social impacts of IT

Econometrics and experiment design

Societal impacts of Internet, e.g. crime, financial wellbeing, discrimination

Dr. Jason Chan is an Assistant Professor of Information & Decision Sciences at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. He holds an interest towards research that has relevant business and policy insights on emerging phenomenon relating Internet platforms and social outcomes, in various areas including healthcare, crime, financial wellbeing, education, and labor discrimination. In his research, he adopts a variety of quantitative methods including econometric modeling, experiments and technical methods, to extract meaningful relationships that lies within datasets.

His work has been published in top academic journals and conferences such as Information Systems Research, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, and the National Bureau of Economic Research. His work has also been covered by prominent media outlets, including The Economist, The Washington Post, The Economic Times, NBC News, Newsweek, Forbes, The Daily Beast, and Market Watch. Dr. Chan is a recipient and nominee of several Best Paper Awards in IS conferences and workshops, and has received multiple research grants for his work. He has received the AIS Best Published Paper 2014 (selected by senior editors among top MIS journals), the MISQ Best Paper Award 2014, and is also the winner of the 2015 NunamakerChen Dissertation Award conferred by INFORMS ISS. He serves as a reviewer for multiple toptier MIS journals, conferences, and has served as Associate Editor at the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS), where he has won the two Best Associate Editor Awards (ICIS 2016, 2017). He is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award for his reviewing efforts at Management Science. In 2018, he was named by Poets & Quants as one of the Top 40 Professors Under 40 Worldwide.

Selected Works

Chan J. and Ghose, A. (2014). "Internet's Dirty Secret: Assessing the Impact of Online Intermediaries on HIV Transmission", MIS Quarterly, 38(4), pp. 955976.

Chan, J., Ghose, A., and Seamans, R. (2016). "The Internet and Racial Hate Crimes: Offline Spillovers from Online Access", MIS Quarterly, 40(2), pp. 381403.

Xu, K., Chan, J., Ghose, A., and Han, S. (2017). "Battle of the Channels: The Impact of Tablets on Digital Commerce", Management Science, 63(5), pp. 14691492.

Chan, J. and Wang, J. (2017). "Hiring Preferences in Online Labor Markets: Evidence of a Female Hiring Bias", Management Science, forthcoming.


Chan, J., Mojumder, P., and Ghose A. "The Digital Sin City: An Empirical Study of Craigslist's Impact on Prostitution Trends", Information Systems Research, forthcoming.


Burtch, G. and Chan, J. "Investigating the Relationship between Medical Crowdfunding and Personal Bankruptcy in the United States: Evidence of a Digital Divide", MIS Quarterly, conditionally accepted

Current Activities

Current Research

Does Medical Crowdfunding Reduce Bankruptcy Rates in the United States? An Empirical Analysis, with Gordon Burtch 

Better to Give than to Receive: Impact of Donation Option on Rewardbased Crowdfunding Campaigns

Editorial Appointments

Committee Member for Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems

Associate Editor for International Conference on Information Systems

Honors and Awards

Best Paper Award at Workshop on Health IT and Economics 2011

Best Paper Nominee at International Conference on Information Systems 2014

NunamakerChen Dissertation Award 2015 (INFORMS IS Society)

MIS Quarterly Best Paper 2014

AIS Senior Editors'' Best Published Paper 2014 (Selected by senior editors from the top 8 MIS journals)

Best Associate Editor for ICIS 2016 (eBusiness and eGovernment track)

Management Science Distinguished Service Award

Research Grants

Dean''s Small Grant

NET Institute Grant

GMU Economics and Privacy Fellowship

Scholarly Service

Reviewer for Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of MIS, Organization Science, Production and Operations Management, Economic Inquiry, Social Science and Medicine

Reviewer for Hong Kong Research Grant Council

Courses Taught

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