Elliott Fan (樊家忠)

Associate Professor
Department of Economics, National Taiwan University
No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, 10617 Taiwan
T: +886-2-33668359 | F: +886-2-23659128 | E: elliottfan@ntu.edu.tw

Updated CV


Ph.D. in Economics, 2006, University of Toronto
M.A. in Economics, 2000, University of Toronto
M.A. in Economics, 1995, National Taiwan University
B.A. in Economics, 1993, National Taiwan University

Professional experience:

Associate Professor, 2017 to present
Department of Economics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Assistant Professor, 2011 to 2017
Department of Economics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Research Fellow, 2010 to 2011
Social Policy Evaluation, Analysis and Research (SPEAR) Centre, Research School of Economics, College of Business & Economics, Australian National University

Research Fellow, 2006 to 2010
Social Policy Evaluation, Analysis and Research (SPEAR) Centre, Economics Program, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University

Published papers:


“The Intended and Unintended Effects of Drunk Driving Policies: Evidence from Taiwan” (with Harrison Chang and Kehao Chang), accepted by Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics.


“Uterus at a Price: Disability Insurance and Hysterectomy” (with Hsienming Lien and Ching-To Albert Ma), accepted by Journal of Health Economics.

“Institutions and Culture: Gender Differences in Competitive Inclination” (with Alison Booth, Xin Meng, and Dandan Zhang), Economic Journal, 2019, 129(618): 734-764.

“Tenure Security and Long-term Investment on Tenanted Land: Evidence from Colonial Taiwan” (with Shu-jen Yeh), Pacific Economic Review, forthcoming.

“Rates of Return to Four-Year University Education: An Application of Regression Discontinuity Design” (with Xin Meng, Zhichao Wei, and Guochang Zhao), Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2018, 120(4): 1011-1042.

“Is the Quarter of Birth Endogenous? New Evidence from Taiwan, the US, and Indonesia” (with Jin-Tan Liu and Yenchien Chen), Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2017, 79(6): 1087–1124.

“End-Of-Life Medical Spending in Last Twelve Months of Life is Lower Than Previously” (with E. French et al.), Health Affairs, 2017, 36(7): 1211-1217.

“Women Rule: Preferences and Fertility in Australian Households” (with Pushkar Maitra), The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, April 2013 Volume 14, Issue 1, Pages 1–30, ISSN (Online) 1935-1682, ISSN (Print) 2194-6108.

“Do public Incomes Induce More Consumption?” Economic Record, 2010, 86(272): 15-27.

“Who Benefits from Public Old Age Pensions? Evidence from a Targeted Program,” Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2010, 58(2): 297-321.

“Health Status, Wealth, and Portfolio Choice: Causality or Heterogeneity?” (with Ruoyun Zhao), Journal of Banking and Finance, 2009, 33(6): 1079-1088.

Working papers:

“Understanding the Mechanisms of Parental Divorce Effects on Child’s Higher Education” (with Yen-chien Chen and Jin-Tan Liu). NBER working paper No. 25886. Under review.

“The Intergenerational Behavioural Consequences of a Socio-Political Upheaval” (with Alison Booth, Meng Xin, and Dandan Zhang), CEH Discussion Papers 02, Centre for Economic History, Research School of Economics, Australian National University. under review.

“Chased by Ghosts: Exploring the Economic Factors and Health Consequences of Shortened Gestational Age” (with Chun-Fang Chiang and Chen-Yu Hsiao), 2017 Working paper.

“Using Colonial Experience to Explore the Causes of Seasonal Birth Patterns,” (with Stacey H. Chen and Ming-Ching Luoh). 2016 Working paper.

Works in progress:

“A Taste of Communists’ Own Medicine: The US-induced Land Reform in Post-war Taiwan” (With Ming-han Chiang)

“The Impacts of Spousal Death on Health and Labor Market Outcomes” (With Jin-Tan Liu)

“Small Cash Benefits Targeting Elderly Farmers: The Application of a Regression Discontinuity Design” (with Jin-Tan Liu and Szu-Yu Zoe Kao).

Unpublished papers:

“Income Transfers and Elderly Immigrants in Canada?” (with Michael Baker and Dwayne Benjamin), unpublished paper.

“Ceaseless Toil? Health and Labor Supply of the Elderly in Rural China” (with Dwayne Benjamin and Loren Brandt), unpublished paper.