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Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
Monte Ahuja College of Business
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, BU 526
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
B.S., Cornell University, 1984
M.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1987
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1988
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Chang is Professor of Economics at
Cleveland State University. He studied
Research & Information Engineering as an undergraduate at
University. Upon graduating with a B.S. in 1984, he entered the
graduate program in
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
agent-based computational modeling techniques.
- "Spatially Heterogeneous Vaccine Coverage and Externalities in a Computational Model of Epidemics," (with Troy Tassier), Computational Economics, 58 (2021), 27-55.
- "A Dynamic Computational Model of Social Stigma," (with Joseph E. Harrington, Jr.), Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 23 (2020), 2.
- 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.
- "Innovators, Imitators, and the Evolving Architecture of Problem-Solving Networks," (with Joseph E. Harrington, Jr.), Organization Science, 18 (2007), 648-666.
- "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.