Ming-Jen Lin (林明仁)                                      May 2018

Chair and Distinguished Professor of Economics, National Taiwan University   

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Working Papers:                                          

1. Luke Yu-wei Chu and Ming-Jen Lin (2017), "Economic Development and Intergenerational Earnings mobility", Under Review.

2. Cyrus Chu, Ming-Jen Lin* and Li-wen Liu(2017), "IGE of Earning, Income, Wealth and Consumption: A Comprehensive Analysis", Under Review.

Publication:(* indicates the corresponding author)

22. Shih, Hsiu-Han and Ming-Jen Lin*(2018), "Long-Term Impacts of Early Life Exposure to Malaria: Evidence from Taiwan in the 1950's", forthcoming, Health Economics.

21. Levitt, Steven and Ming-Jen Lin (2018), "Catching Cheating Students", NBER working paper 21628. forthcoming, Economica.

20. Shih, Hsiu Han and Ming-Jen Lin*(2017), "Does Anxiety Affect Adolescent Academic Performance? Inverted-U Hypothesis Revised", Journal of Labor Research, 38(1), pp45-81. 

19. Lin, Ming-Jen*, and Elaine Liu (2014), “Does “in Utero” Exposure to Illness Matter? The 1918 Influenza Epidemic in Taiwan as a Natural Experiment ”,  

      Journal of Health Economics, 37, pp152-163 . (Web Appendix. 國科會經濟學門A級期刊SSCI impact factor 2.254 in 2013, rank 42/332 in economics section.

      NBER working paper20166 and IZA paper DP No 8181).

18. Lin, Ming-Jen, Jin-Tan Liu and Nancy Qian* (2014), “More Missing Women, Fewer Dying Girls: The Impact of Sex Selective Abortion on Sex at Birth and Relative

      Female Mortality in Taiwan”,  Journal of the European Economic Association, 12(4), pp899-926 . (國科會經濟學門A+級期刊SSCI impact factor 3.356 in 2013,

      rank 10/332 in economics section. NBER working paper 14541 and CEPR Discussion paper No. DP6667).

17. Hsin-Lan Ting, Chon-Kit Ao, and Ming-Jen Lin*(2014), "Television on Women's Empowerment in India",  Journal of Development Studies, 50(11), pp 1523-37.       

     (國科會經濟學門B+級期刊SSCI impact factor 0.714 in 2013, rank 182/333 in economics section).

16.林明仁蔡欣純丁心嵐*(2013), "身高對學生綜合分析能力的影響:以「台灣教育長期追蹤資料庫」為例",經濟論文(台灣經濟學會年會特刊),

      41(4), pp 507-558.(Lin, Tsai, and Ting*, "Effect of Height on Cognitive Ability in Adolescence: Evidence from Taiwan Education Panel Survey",

      Academia  Economic Papers, 41(4), pp 507-558)

15 曹添旺*王泓仁林明仁張俊仁陳宜廷黃粲堯(2013),"經濟學門學術期刊評比更新",經濟論文,41(3), pp 327-361. (Tsaur, Wang, Lin,

      Chang, Chen,   and Huang (2013), "The Updated Ranking of Academic Journals in Economics", Academia Economic Papers, 41(3), pp 327-361.)

14. Ming-Jen Lin*, Pei-Jer Chen, and Ming-Ching Luoh (2012), "HBeAg(+) and Sex Ratio of Offspring: Evidence From Taiwan's 3 Million  

       Newborns",  American Journal of Human Biology, 24(4),pp 541-544. (Impact factor 2.02 in 2010, ranked 6/76 in Anthropology, SSCI and 28/86 in Biology, SCI)

13. 林明仁*賴建宇(2012),"乾淨用水對長期健康及教育成就的影響:以1909-1933日治時期臺灣的水道建設為例", 經濟論文叢刊,

   40(1), pp 1-35. (Ming-Jen Lin* & Jason Lai(2011), "The Effect of Clean Water on Long Term Health and Education Outcome: Evidence from    

      Japanese Colonial Taiwan 1909-1933", Taiwan Economic Review, 40(1), pp 1-35.)

12. 林明仁(2011) "失蹤女性的成因與後果",人口學刊, 43, pp 99-108. (Ming-Jen Lin (2011), "On the Causes and Consequences of Missing

      Women", Journal of Population Studies, 43, pp 99-108.)

11. Wan-Chi Chen*, Ming-Jen Lin, and Jin-Tan Liu (2010), “Maternal Age as a Crucial Factor between Low Birth Weight and Crime: Evidence

      from Taiwan's National Data-A Research Note”, Social Science Research, 33(6), pp 1047-1058. (SSCI impact factor 1.570 in 2010,  ranked

     19/132 in Sociology)

10. Lin, Ming-Jen* and Jin-Tan Liu (2009), "Do Lower Birth Weight Babies Have Lower Grades? Twin Fixed Effect and Instrumental Variable

      Method Evidence from Taiwan", Social Science and Medicine, 68(10), pp 1780-87. (SSCI impact factor 2.453 in 2007, ranked 4/28 in social

      science biomedical section) (NSC 96-2415-H-002-013)

9. Lin, Ming-Jen (2009), “More Police, Less Crime: Evidence from US State Data”, International Review of Law and Economics, 29(2), pp 73-

      80.(Leading Article, 國科會經濟學門B級期刊SSCI impact factor 0.273 in 2007, rank 163/191 in economics section)

8. Lin, Ming-Jen* and Ming-Ching Luoh (2008),"Can Hepatitis B Mothers Account for the Number of Missing Women? Evidence from Three

      Million Newborns in Taiwan", American Economic Review,98(5), pp 2259-2273. (國科會經濟學門A++級期刊SSCI impact factor  

      2.239 in 2007, rank 11/191 in economics section)

7. Lin, Ming-Jen (2008), “Does Unemployment Increase Crime? Evidence from US State Data 1974-2000”, Journal of Human Resources, 43

     (2), pp 413-436. (國科會經濟學門A級期刊SSCI impact factor 1.162 in 2007, rank 45/191 in economics section) (NSC-95-2415-H-002-019)

6. Lin, Ming-Jen (2008), “External Market Condition and Tournaments: Theory and Evidence”, Economics Letters, 99(1), pp 75-78. (國科會經

   濟學門B級期刊SSCI impact factor 0.302 in 2007 , rank 156/191 in economics section).

5. Lin, Ming-Jen (2007), “Does Democracy Increase Crime? Evidence from International Data”, Journal of Comparative Economics, 35(3), pp

     467-483.(國科會經濟學門B級期刊SSCI impact factor 0.964 in 2006, rank 59/175 in economics section ) (NSC-91-2415-H-002-031)

4. Lin, Ming-Jen*, Liu, Jin-Tan, and Shin-Yi Chou (2007), "As Low Birth Weight Babies Grow, Can ‘Well-Educated’ Parents Buffer this

     Adverse Factor? A Research Note." Demography, 44(2), pp 335-343. (國科會經濟學門A級期刊SSCI impact factor 3.039 in 2006,

     ranked #2 in the demography section, also appeared as a NBER Working paper #12857).


     34(4), pp 445-83. (TSSCI)

2.  Lin, Ming-.Jen (2006), "Wages and Learning in Internal Labor Markets: Evidence from a Taiwanese Company", Contributions to

      Economic Analysis & Policy, Vol. 5: No. 1, Article 2. (SSCI). (國科會經濟學門B+級期刊。)

1.  Lin, Ming-Jen (2005), "Opening the Black Box: the Internal Labor Markets of Company X", Industrial Relations, vol. 44(4), pp 659-705

      (國科會管理學門A級期刊SSCI Impact Factor 1.579 in 2004, ranked #1 in the labor and industrial relations section, NSC 93-2415-H-002-017).

Current Academic Position:                                          

2015 Nov-now, Chair, Department of Economics, National Taiwan University

2018-2019, Vice President, Taiwan Economic Association

2018-2010,  Board  of Director, East Asia Economic Assocaition

2017-2019,  Board member, Asian and Australasian Society of Labor Economics(AASLE)

2015-now, Director, Center for Behavioral and Data Science, College of Social Science, National Taiwan University

2010- now, Professor, Department of Economics, National Taiwan University

Past Academic Position:

2012-2013, TWUSA top university program visiting scholar, Dept. of Economics, MIT

2013 2016, Director, Center for Population and Gender Studies, National Taiwan University

2015 July to Dec, Director, Office of International Affairs, College of Social Science, National Taiwan University

2007 – 2010, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, National Taiwan University

2002 – 2007, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, National Taiwan University

Summer 2010, 2009, 2008, Visiting Scholar, Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory, University of Chicago

Fall 2006, Visiting Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago

2010-2012, Director, Public Economics Research Center, College of Social Science, National Taiwan University


2016- now  Associate Editor, Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics

2013- now, Associate Editor, Pacific Economic Review

2011-now Editorial Board, Academia Economic Papers(經濟論文)                                                                                                             

2017-now Editorial Board, Journal of Population Studies(人口學刊)

2013-2015, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Population Studies(人口學刊)

2011-2013, Editorial Board, Journal of Taiwan Studies (研究台灣)

Professional Associations

Taiwan Economic Association(台灣經濟學會)

2019-2010: Vice-President (副理事長)

2017-2018: Secretary in General (總幹事)

2015-2016: Board Member(理事), Chair of Annual Meeting Committee(年會委員會主任委員),

2012-2014: Managing Supervisor(常務監事), Members of Academic Committee(學術委員會委員)

2011-2012, Member, Teaching Committee, Taiwan Economic Association

Taiwan Society of Health Economics (台灣健康經濟學會)

2018-2019,2011-2015: Executive Board Member(常務理事)

2016-2017: Vice-President(副理事長)

2008-2011, Board Member(理事)

Taiwan Institutions and Economic History Association (台灣制度與經濟史學會))

2016-now: Executive Board Member(常務理事)                                                                               


Ph.D. (2002), M.A. (1998), Department of Economics, University of Chicago

Committee: Steve Levitt, Mark Duggan, Michael Greenstone and Casey Mulligan,

B.A. (1992), Department of Economics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.

Research Interests:

Data Science and Economics, Demography and Health, Law and Economics (especially crime), Labor Economics (especially Internal Labor Markets)

Honors and Awards


Excellent Teaching Award (Either Commission for General Education or Deaprtment), National Taiwan University (台灣大學優良教師-院系或共通及服務性課程)

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2007

Academic and Social:

2012-2013, TWUSA Top University Program Visiting Scholar, MIT.(教育部頂尖大學交換計畫MIT訪問學者)

2011, Taiwan's Future Leader, Common Wealth Magazine (天下雜誌,台灣未來領導人)

2010, Wu Da-You Memorial Award, National Science Council, Taiwan (國科會吳大猷先生紀念獎)

2009, Junior Research Investigation Award, Academia Sinica (中央研究院年輕學者研究著作獎)

2008-2011, Young Investigator Merit Award, National Science Council, Taiwan  (國科會傑出學者養成計畫)

2010, 2009, 2008, 2006: Outstanding Journal Paper Award, National Taiwan University (台灣大學傑出期刊論文獎勵)

2007, 2008, 2009: Excellent Journal Paper Award 2007, National Taiwan University (台灣大學優秀期刊論文獎勵)

2006, 2010: Overseas Scholarship, National Science Council, Taiwan. (國科會科技人員短期出國進修獎助)

2005, Excellent Award, Taiwan Industry and Economy Paper Competition (2005台灣產經論文優秀獎).

2001-2002, Henry Morgenthau Jr. Memorial Fund Dissertation Award, Department of Economics, University of Chicago.

2001-2002, Field Research Grant, Department of Economics, University of Chicago.

1999 Best Exam: Public Finance Prelim, Department of Economics, University of Chicago.  

Referee Activities:

International Journals and Organization

Nature(1), Science(1), American Economic Review(6), Journal of Political Economy (4), Pediatrics,

Review of Economics and Statistics(2), American Economic Journals: Applied Economics(3), Journal of Human Resources(2),

Journal of Development Economics, Demography(2), Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Economic Inquiry, Journal of Health Economics,

Social Science and Medicine, Health Economics Industrial Relations, Journal of Comparative economics, Journal of Population Economics(2),

Review of the Economics of the Household, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Southern Economic Journal, Economics Letters, Feminist Economics,

International Review of Law and Economics, Pacific Economic Review(5), Applied Economics, American Journal of Economics and Sociology,

Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics, Research Grant Council, Hong Kong. Israel Science Foundation.

Domestic Journals:

Academia Economic Papers (經濟論文), Taiwan Economic Review (經濟論文叢刊)(n), NTU Management Review (台大管理論叢),

Asian Pacific Management Journal, 經濟研究,台大法學論叢,經社法制論叢,人文及社會科學集刊,台灣經濟學會博士論文獎,台灣經濟學會碩士論文獎


Conferences and Presentations


AASLE(Nov), Tong-Hai Univ (March), Academia Sinica(March)


Toyko University(Nov), Natioal Taipei University(March), Soochow University(April)


Seoul Economic Journal/ Education /Health meeting (Seoul June), National Cheng-Kung University(Apr)


Shanghai University of Finance and Economics(May), Interdisciplinary Conference on Health-Related Research, Sogang University, Seoul (April),

National Cheng-Chi University(Apr), National Central University(Dec), National Fen-Chia University (Nov),

8th Asian Conference on Applied Micro-Economics/Econometrics (Oct, HKUST), Taiwan-Russia bilateral Conference (Sep)


Hitotsubashi University(July), Department of Justice, Taiwan (May), Singapore Health Economics Association (SMU, April), Chinese U of Hong Kong(March),

AEA annual meeting (Philadelphia, Jan), Election Study Center, National Chengchi University(Dec), National Taiwan University(Nov),

7th Asian Conference on Applied Micro-Economics/Econometrics (Oct, Academia Sinica)


Population Association of America, New Orleans(March), MIT Econ Labor Lunch(Dec), NEUDC Dartmouth (Nov), NBER summer institute(July)


Department of Applied Economics, National Chung Hsing University(May), Department of Economics, National Chen-Chi University(March),

Department of Applied Economics, Beijing University (June)


Dept of Economics, Fung-Chia University (March), Institute of Economics, National Sun Yat-sen University (March), School of Economics and

Finance, the University of Hong Kong(April) Dept of Economics and Finance, City University of Hong Kong (April),  Annual Conference,

Macou Association of Economic Science (June)



Dept of Economics, Fu-Jen University (Feb), Dept of Economics, National Cheng-Kung University (Feb), Dept of Economics, National Tsing-

Hua University (March), Dept of Economics, National Taiwan University (May),中研院制度與行為研究中心(May


中央研究院制度與行為研究專題中心計畫成果發表會(Dec), Northeastern Universities Development Consortium Conference (Nov),

Asian Conference on Applied Micro-Economics/Econometrics (Oct), Society of Labor Economics (SOLE May),

Department of Economics, Beijing Tsing-Hua University (April), Department of Applied Economics, Beijing University (April ),


Meeting with Professor Heckman, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica (July),

Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica (Oct), Institute of Statistics, Academia Sinica (Aug),

Labor Economics Conference, National Central University, Taiwan (March), Department of Agriculture Economics,

National Taiwan University (March),

2006 and Before

Lehigh University (Sep 2006), the Annual Conference of American Sociological Association (Aug 2006),

The Annual Conference of American Economic Association, joint session with CENEA (2005), Annual Conference of Western Economic Association International (2004),

the Annual Conference of Southern Economic Association International (2001), the Annual Conference of Midwest Economic Association International (2000).