Professor Lai joined the Department of Economics at Lehigh University in 2009 after obtaining his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. A native of Hong Kong, Professor Lai is a game theorist and experimentalist. His research focuses on using the tools of game theory and laboratory experiments to study strategic communication.
- "An Experimental Analysis of Multidimensional Cheap Talk" (with Wooyoung Lim and Joseph Tao-yi Wang), Games and Economic Behavior, 91 (2015), 114-144.
- "Expert Advice for Amateurs," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 103 (2014), 1-16.
- "Authority and Communication in the Laboratory" (with Wooyoung Lim), Games and Economic Behavior, 74 (2012), 541-560.
- "Coordination via Correlation: An Experimental Study" (with John Duffy and Wooyoung Lim)
- "Eliciting Private Information with Noise: The Case of Randomized Response" (with Andreas Blume and Wooyoung Lim)
- "Meaning, Its Evolution, and Credibility in Experimental Cheap-Talk Games" (with Wooyoung Lim)
- "The Informational Theory of Legislative Committees: An Experimental Analysis" (with Marco Battaglini, Wooyoung Lim, and Joseph Tao-yi Wang)