Siyu Yu


Phone: 212-998-0413

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Siyu is a doctoral candidate in Management from Stern School of Business, New York University.  Her research focuses on the micro-foundations of groups and teams, with a particular focus on social hierarchy, conflict and competition, and social network.  Specifically, she examines how individuals’ perceptions of hierarchy affect their outcomes, behaviors, and decision-making at work, as well as the group-level consequences and cultural variations of hierarchy perceptions.  She is also interested in various antecedents of conflict and competition in group processes.  In carrying out her research, Siyu employs a variety of methods, including field, laboratory, and archival studies. 

Prior to Stern, Siyu received double Bachelor degrees in Economics and Sociology from Peking University and a Master degree in Sociology from University of California, Berkeley.

Academic Background

M.A., Sociology
Univeristy of California, Berkeley

B.A., Economics (Speciality: Finance)
Guanghua School of Management, Peking University

B.L, Law (Specialty: Sociology)
Guanghua School of Management, Peking University



  • Yu, S., Greer, L.L., Halevy, N., & van Bunderen, L. (forthcoming). "On ladders and pyramids: Hierarchy’s shape determines relationships and performance in groups." Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
  • Yu., S. & Blader, S. (forthcoming). "Why does social class impact subjective well-being? The role of status and power." Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
  • Greer, L.L, Van Bunderen, L., & Yu, S. (2017). "The Dysfunctions of Power in Teams: A Review and Emergent Conflict Perspective." Research in Organizational Behavior.
  • Kuwabara, K. & Yu, S. (2017). "Costly punishment increases prosocial punishment by designated punishers power and legitimacy in public goods games." Social Psychology Quarterly.
  • Blader, S. & Yu, S. (2017). "Are status and respect different or two sides of the same coin?" Academy of Management Annals.
  • Yu, S. & Xie, Y. (2017). "Preference effects on friendship choice: Evidence from an online field experiment." Social Science Research.
  • Kuwabara, K., Yu, S., Lee, A., & Galinsky, A. (2016). "Status Decreases Dominance in the West but Increases Dominance in the East." Psychological Science.