My research primarily uses empirical data to study the social and economic impact of emerging phenomena driven by technology innovations in online platforms, such as social media, e-commerce, gig economy, and digital health platforms. I also have a keen interest in developing novel econometric methods to address statistical challenges facing empirical researchers.


  1. Jing Peng and Chen Liang (2023) On the Differences Between View-Based and Purchase-Based Recommender Systems. MIS Quarterly, 47(2):875-900.
  2. Chen Liang, Jing Peng, YiliHong, and Bin Gu (2023) The Hidden Costs and Benefits of Monitoring in the Gig Economy. Information Systems Research, 34(1):297-318.
  3. Hongfei Li, Jing Peng, Xinxin Li, and Jan Stallaert (2023) When More Can Be Less: The Effect of Add-on Insurance on the Consumption of Professional Services. Information Systems Research, 34(1):363-382.
  4. Yili Hong, Jing Peng, Gordon Burtch, and Ni Huang (2021) Just DM Me (Politely): Direct Messaging, Politeness, and Hiring Outcomes in Online Labor Markets. Information Systems Research, 32(3): 675-1097.
  5. Shu He, Jing Peng, Jianbin Li, and Liping Xu (2020) Impact of Platform Owner’s Entry on Third-Party Stores. Information Systems Research, 31(4): 1467-1484.
  6. Zhu Zhang, Daniel Zeng, Ahmed Abbasi, Jing Peng, and Xiaolong Zheng (2013) A Random Walk Model for Item Recommendation in Social Tagging Systems. ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, 4(2): 1-24.
  7. Jing Peng, Daniel Zeng, and Zan Huang (2011) Latent Subject-centered Modeling of Collaborative Tagging: An Application in Social Search. ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, 2(3): 1-23.

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