Seminar on Economic Development in Mainland China
Yih-Chyi Chuang joined us as Visiting Professor at GEAS in July 2014. He held a seminar on Economic development of mainland China.
Dr. Chuang is a Distinguished Professor of the Department of Economics at National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan. He currently serves as the Dean of College of Social Sciences and the Director of Taiwan Study Center at NCCU. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from University of Chicago in 1993. He was assistant research fellow at the Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica, from 1993 to 1994 and since August 1994 has taught at National Chengchi University, where he served as an associate professor at the Department of Economics from 1994 to 1998 and Chairman in 2010-2011. He was a Visiting Professor at Georgetown University, USA, in 1999 and Fulbright Scholar at Fairbank Center for East Asian Research of Harvard University in 2003. During the summer term from 2005 to 2008, he was invited as a Guestprofessor at Free University-Berlin in Germany.
Dr. Chuang has done research on many issues related to human capital and economic growth, including trade, the role of human capital, R&D and direct foreign investment. In the past few years, he has contributed on evaluation of returns to education, compulsory education policy, and intergenerational social mobility in Taiwan. He has published many articles in international journals including the International Economic Review, Journal of International and Comparative Economics, Journal of Development Studies, Applied Economics, Small Business Economics, Review of World Economics, Asian Economic Journal, Review of International Economics, Economic Modelling, and Economics of Education Review. He also actively participates and presents papers in several international conferences including AEA Annual Meeting, CEA conferences, WEA International Annual Conference, International Atlantic Economic Conference, etc.