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Myong-Hun Chang

Professor of Economics

Deparment of Economics
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, RT 1707
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
(216) 687-4523

B.S., Cornell University, 1984
M.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1987
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1988


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Myong-Hun Chang is Professor of Economics at Cleveland State University. He studied Operations Research & Industrial Engineering as an undergraduate at Cornell University.  Upon graduating with a B.S. in 1984, he entered the graduate program in Economics at The Johns Hopkins University, earning a Ph.D. in 1988.  His primary research interests are in industrial Organization, organization theory, and game-theoretic and computational modeling of social and behavioral dynamics. In addition to Cleveland State University, he has taught at The Johns Hopkins University and the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University as a visiting faculty.

His current and recent research projects include: 1) Computational and mathematical modeling of infectious diseases; 2) social dynamics of stigma; 3) industry dynamics; 4) corporate leniency program and the behavior of cartels; 5) endogenous social networks; 6) organizational structure. All of these research efforts employ game-theoretic and/or agent-based computational modeling techniques.

Selected Publications:

  • A Computational Model of Industry Dynamics. London: Routledge, 2015.
  • "Modeling the Birth and Death of Cartels with an Application to Evaluating Competition Policy," (with Joseph E. Harrington, Jr.), Journal of the European Economic Association, 7 (2009), 1400-1435.
  • "Discovery and Diffusion of Knowledge in an Endogenous Social Network," (with Joseph E. Harrington, Jr.), American Journal of Sociology, 110 (2005), 937-976.
  • "Multi-Market Competition, Consumer Search, and the Organizational Structure of Multi-Unit Firms," (with Joseph E. Harrington, Jr.), Management Science, 49 (2003), 541-552.
  • "Centralization vs. Decentralization in a Multi-Unit Organization: A Computational Model of a Retail Chain as a Multi-Agent Adaptive System," (with Joseph E. Harrington, Jr.), Management Science, 46 (2000), 1427-1440.
  • "Product Switching Cost and Strategic Flexibility," Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 7 (1998), 461-488.
  • "Inter-temporal Product Choice and Its Effects on Collusive Firm Behavior," International Economic Review, 33 (1992), 773-793.
  • "The Effects of Product Differentiation on Collusive Pricing," International Journal of Industrial Organization, 9 (1991), 453-469.