Yufei Ren, Ph.D.

Yufi Ren
Professional Title
Assistant Professor of Economics


  • Ph.D, Economics, University of Texas at Dallas, TX
  • M.A., Economics, University of Windsor, Canada
  • B.A., Social Security and Management, Renmin University of China, China

Research Interests

  • Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • Behavioral Operations Management
  • Industrial Organization

This faculty member is interested in working with students on research.


  • Dong, B., W. Tang, C. Zhou, and Y. Ren. (2021). Is Dual Sourcing a Better Choice? The Impact of Reliability Improvement and Contract Manufacturer Encroachment. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 149.
  • Dong, B., W. Tang, C. Zhou, and Y. Ren. (2021). Should Original Equipment Manufacturer Assist Noncompetitive Contract Manufacturer to Expand Capacity? OMEGA, 103
  • Feng, H., L. Xiu, and Y. Ren. (2019). The effect of Sex and Gender Role Orientation on Coping among Americans and Chinese: Does “Secure” Matter? China Media Research. 15(3).
  • Ren, Y., D. Croson, and R. Croson. (2017). The Overconfident Newsvendor. Journal of Operational Research Society. 68.
  • Afridi, F., S. Li, and Y. Ren (2015). Social Identity and Inequality: The Impact of China’s Hukou System. Journal of Public Economics.123.
  • Ozer, O., Y. Zheng, and Y. Ren. (2014). Trust, Trustworthiness, and Information Sharing in Supply Chains Bridging China and the U.S. Management Science. 60(10.)
  • Ren, Y., and R. Croson. (2013). Overconfidence in Newsvendor Orders: An Experimental Study. Management Science. 59(11).

Courses Taught

  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Principle of Microeconomics
  • Statistics for Business and Economics
  • Decision Making in Operations