Professor Wang received her Ph.D. in Marketing from the Carlson School of Management at University of Minnesota in 2015. Her research focuses on luxury brands and conspicuous consumption, and social/ interpersonal influence on consumer’s behavior. Her research has been published in Journal of Consumer Research and Psychological Science, and has been covered in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, BBC News, FOX News, and CNN. She teaches consumer behavior in the undergraduate program.
Wang, Yajin and Vladas Griskevicius (2014), “Conspicuous Consumption, Relationships, and Rivals: Women’s Luxury Products as Signals to Other Women,” Journal of Consumer Research, 40(5), 834-854.
Vohs, Kathleen D., Yajin Wang, Francesca Gino, and Michael I. Norton (2013), “Rituals Enhance Consumption,” Psychological Science, 24(9), 1714-1721.