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Zaiyan Wei

Zaiyan Wei

Assistant Professor of Management
Management Information Systems


Ph.D., Economics, University of Arizona
M.A., Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
B.A., Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Zaiyan Wei is an Assistant Professor of Management in the MIS Area of the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. His research primarily focuses on the economics of information systems with specific topics covering FinTech, P2P/marketplace lending, the economics of platforms, sharing economy, and social media and social networks. His papers have been published in journals such as Management Science, Information Systems Research, and Production and Operations Management. His working papers were nominated for or have won best paper awards in international conferences such as the INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology and China Summer Workshop on Information Management. Zaiyan has won several grant competitions such as Marketing Science Institute Grant and Purdue Research Foundation Grant and served as an ad hoc grant/award competition judge for Israel Science Foundation and Alden G. Clayton Doctoral Dissertation Competition. Prior to joining the faculty at Purdue, Zaiyan obtained his Ph.D. in economics and worked as a research associate in the Department of MIS at the University of Arizona.

Journal Articles

  • Liu, X., Wei, Z., & Xiao, M. (2020). Platform Mispricing and Lender Learning in Peer-to-Peer Lending. Review of Industrial Organization, vol. 56 (2), 281-314. | Related Website |
  • Wang, Y., Goes, P., Wei, Z., & Zeng, D. (2019). Production of Online Word-of-Mouth: Peer Effects and the Moderation of User Characteristics. Production and Operations Management, vol. 28 (7), 1621-1640. | Related Website |
  • Wei, Z. & Lin, M. (2017). Market Mechanisms in Online Peer-to-Peer Lending. Management Science, vol. 63 (12), 4236-4257. | Related Website |

Forthcoming Publications

  • Alyakoob, M., Rahman, M., & Wei, Z. (2021). Where You Live Matters: Local Bank Competition, Online Marketplace Lending, and Disparity in Borrower Benefits. Information Systems Research, | Related Website |
  • Wei, Z., Xiao, M., & Rong, R. (2020). Network Size and Content Generation on Social Media Platforms. Production and Operations Management, | Related Website |
  • Awards Announced in MSI Research Grant Competition

    The Marketing Science Institute (MSI) recently announced 15 winners in the 2018-2020 Research Priorities Research Grant Competition. Launched in 2018 to seed research pertaining to MSI’s research priorities, the competition drew 74 submissions from leading researchers on topics including consumer trust, digital ads, privacy, AI, and machine learning. Among the winners was a proposal titled "Regulating Professional Players on Peer-to-Peer Platforms: Evidence from Airbnb" that was co-authored by Prof. Zaiyan Wei from the Purdue University Krannert School of Management.

    Full story: Awards Announced in MSI Research Grant Competition

  • Technologies Disruption of Markets

    Zaiyan Wei discusses emergence of financial technologies and how they disrupt financial markets

  • Under Review

    It should come as no surprise that online product reviews correlate closely with purchasing decisions and sales, making them increasingly important to the bottom line of companies with online retailing platforms. However, what is the incentive for individual consumers who post their feedback and opinions on products?

  • online reviews

    Professor Zaiyan Wei discusses his research on online reviews and the correlation to sales with Krannert Dean David Hummels.

Best Paper Award in the 11th China Summer Workshop on Information Management (CSWIM)

Best Paper Runner-Up in the 12th China Summer Workshop on Information Management (CSWIM)

Nominee for the Best Paper Award in the INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST)

Nominee for the Best Reviewer Award in the 11th China Summer Workshop on Information Management (CSWIM)

Phone: (765) 494-5958
Office: RAWL 4028

Quick links

Personal website

Area(s) of Expertise

Economics of information systems, FinTech, Platform economics, Social media and social networks