Mendoza School of Business

Yixing Chen

Assistant Professor
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  • Biography
  • Background
  • Publications
  • Awards

Yixing Chen is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame. Yixing studies the social impact of marketing interventions, with a goal of measuring and improving the effectiveness of marketing spending for social sector organizations such as health care institutions and school districts. He is also interested in quantifying the return on investment in the context of digital markets such as social media. To study these questions, he uses the tools developed in applied econometrics, causal inference, and machine learning. His research has been published in the Journal of Marketing, featured in Harvard Business Review, and selected as a finalist for the Journal of Marketing MSI/H. Paul Root Award. At Notre Dame, Yixing teaches Marketing Analytics at the undergraduate and graduate level. Yixing received his Ph.D. in Business Administration (Marketing) from the Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School where he taught Marketing Analytics and won the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching.

Ph D, Texas A&M University, 2020
MBA, University of New Mexico, 2015
BA, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, 2013

Areas of Expertise
Social Impact of Marketing Interventions
Marketing Strategy in the Digital Economy

"Improving Cancer Outreach Effectiveness through Targeting and Economic Assessments: Insights from a Randomized Field Experiment", (With Ju-Yeon Lee, Shrihari Sridhar, Vikas Mittal, Katharine McCallister, Amit Singal), Journal of Marketing, 84, 2020

"A Study Shows the Best Times of Day to Post to Social Media", (With Vamsi Kanuri, Shrihari Sridhar), Harvard Business Review, 2018

"Scheduling Content on Social Media: Theory, Evidence, and Application", (With Vamsi Kanuri, Shrihari Sridhar), Journal of Marketing, 82, 2018

"2018 Marketing Science Institute/H. Paul Root award (Finalist)", American Marketing Association, 2019

"AMA-Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium Fellow", New York University, 2019

"Dean's Award for Outstanding Teaching", Mays Business School, Texas A&M University, 2019

"University of Houston Marketing Doctoral Symposium Fellow", University of Houston, 2019

"Academy of Marketing Science Doctoral Consortium Fellow", Academy of Marketing Science, 2018