讲座：Online Prosocial Microlending Decision Making: A Natural Experiment of Ebola Outbreak
题 目：Online Prosocial Microlending Decision Making: A Natural
Experiment of Ebola Outbreak
嘉 宾：Bernard C. Y. Tan 教授 新加坡国立大学
丁懿 博士 新加坡国立大学
主持人： 徐海峰 助理教授 安泰经济与管理学院 管理信息系统系
时 间： 2019年10月23日（周三）13:30-15:00
地 点： 上海交通大学徐汇校区 新上院S202
In 2014, a devastating Ebola virus epidemic burst in West Africa, which tremendously impaired the economies in the affected areas. During this crisis, in addition to traditional donations, some new forms of prosocial behaviors, such as online prosocial microlending, were adopted to help people in and near the affected areas. In this study, we extend the spotlight and gradient model to investigate people’s online prosocial microlending decision making after natural disasters, which is both financial (rational) and prosocial (irrational) in nature. By leveraging the Ebola outbreak in 2014, we design a natural experiment to compare lender’s online prosocial microlending behavior before and after the disaster. We find that the average amount of online prosocial microlending in unaffected areas increases after the natural disaster and the increase is negatively related to the distance between the borrower and the affected areas.
Professor Bernard C. Y. Tan is Senior Vice Provost (Undergraduate Education) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He assists the Provost in setting educational directions and policies, and in assuring educational quality for the University. He has oversight of Registrar's Office, Office of Admissions, Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning, Centre for Instructional Technology, Centre for Future-Ready Graduates, Centre for the Arts, Institute for Application of Learning Science and Educational Technology, NUS Libraries, and NUS Teaching Academy.
Dr. Ding Yi is a Research Fellow in the Department of Information Systems and Analytics at the National University of Singapore (NUS). She received her bachelor’s degree in Information Management and Information Systems from Fudan University in 2013, and she received her PhD degree in Information Systems and Analytics from NUS in 2018. Her research interests include digital marketing, social network, crowd-based microfinance and entrepreneurship. She has presented her research at leading academic conferences such as the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), and the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).