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Associate Professor
Hough Family Fellow

B.S.- University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. – University of Chicago 

Telephone: (336) 758-5231
Office: 204A Kirby Hall

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Fred Chen received his BS in mathematics and economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago. He is the co-advisor for the major in Mathematical Economics (MEC). He joined Wake Forest University in 2000.Research interests: economic theory, economic epidemiology Teaching interests: mathematical economics, microeconomics, game theory. 



ECN205 Intermediate Microeconomics I

ECN206 Intermediate Microeconomics II

ECN210 Optimization Techniques in Economics

ECN216 Game Theory

ECN218 Seminar in Mathematical Economics



“Public avoidance and epidemics: insights from an economic model,” with M. Jiang, S. Rabidoux, and S. Robinson, Journal of Theoretical Biology 278 (2011), 107-119.

“Expected utility illustrated: A graphical analysis of gambles with more than two possible outcomes,” Journal of Economic Education 41 (2010), 63-70.

“To buy or not to buy: the Screamin’ Demon ticket game,” with Alex Kays, Mathematics Magazine 82 (2009), 283-289.

“Dynamic equilibria in an epidemic model with voluntary vaccinations,” with A. Cottrell, Journal of Biological Dynamics 3 (2009), 357-375.

“Modeling the effect of information quality on risk behavior change and the transmission of infectious diseases,” Mathematical Biosciences 217 (2009), 125-133.


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