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Hung-Jen Wang
王泓仁

Department of Economics
National Taiwan University

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Professor of Economics
Director, Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ministry of Science and Technology


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contact information:

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mailing address:     Hung-Jen Wang
                            Department of Economics
                            National Taiwan University
                            No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd.
                            Taipei 10617
                            Taiwan

telephone:            886-2-3366-8324

fax:                      886-2-2365-9128 attn. Hung-Jen Wang

honors and awards:

National Science Council Excellent Research Award (3-year term), 2003, 2010.

Lien Zhen-Dong Memorial Fellowship, National Taiwan University, 2009.

Academia Sinica Research Award for Junior Research Investigators, 2003, Academia Sinica.

Wu Ta-You Memorial Prize, 2003, National Science Council.

National Science Council Research Award, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002.

Rackham Dissertation Fellowship, September 1997, The University of Michigan.

Honor Teaching Assistant, December 1994, April 1995 and December 1995, Department of Economics, The University of Michigan .

Summer Research Fellowship, May 1993, Department of Economics, The University of Michigan .

 

professional positions and activities:

 

Director, Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ministry of Science and Technology, January 2015 – present.

Convener, Economics Section, Ministry of Science and Technology, August 2012 – present.

Deputy Director, Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, National Science Council, January 2012 – December 2014.

Department Chair, Department of Economics, National Taiwan University, August 2010 – July 2012.

 

Associate Editor, Journal of Productivity Analysis (Springer), 2009 – present.

Associate Editor, Empirical Economics (Springer), 2013  present.

Editor of October issue, Pacific Economic Review (Wiley-Blackwell), 2007 – 2013.

Associate Editor, Taiwan Economic Review, 2008 – July 2012.

Associate Editor, Academia Economic Papers, September 2006 – July 2011.

Co-Editor, Academia Economic Papers, September 2006 – July 2010.

 

President, Taiwan Econometric Society, September 2012 – March 2015.

Secretary General, Taiwan Economic Association, 2007.

 

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Book:

1.    “A Practitioner's Guide to Stochastic Frontier Analysis Using Stata” (with Subal C. Kumbhakar and Alan Horncastle), Cambridge University Press, January 2015.

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Chapter in book:

1.

“Estimation of Technical Inefficiency in Production Frontier Models Using Cross-Sectional Data,” (with Subal C. Kumbhakar), in Subhash C. Ray, Subal C. Kumbhakar and Pami Dua, ed. Benchmarking for Performance Evaluation , Springer, 2015, pp.1-73.

 

Articles:

 

 

1.

“Nonparametric Estimation of the Determinants of Inefficiency,” (with Christopher F. Parmeter and Subal C. Kumbhakar), Journal of Productivity Analysis, accepted

2.

“The Communication Effect of Central Bank of Taiwan on Interest Rates and Exchange Rates,” (in Chinese; with Chi-Hung Kang and Nan-Kuang Chen), Taiwan Economic Review, accepted.

3.

“The Role of Life Insurance in an Emerging Economy: Human Capital Protection, Assets Allocation, and Social Interaction,” (with Xiaojun Shi and Chunbing Xing), Journal of Banking & Finance, 2015, 50, pp.19-33. download the paper from ScienceDirect

4.

“The Research Performance of Taiwan Economic Institutes over the Past Five Years – A Forward Looking Evaluation,” (in Chinese; with T.W. Tsaur, C.Y. Wu, and T.Y. Huang), Journal of Social Sciences and Philosophy, 2014, 26(4), pp.555-582. download the paper from Academia Sinica

5.

“Consistent Estimation Of The Fixed Effects Stochastic Frontier Model,” (with Yi-Yi Chen and Peter Schmidt), lead article in Journal of Econometrics, 2014, 181, pp.65-76. download the paper from RePEc

6.

“The Updated Ranking of Academic Journals in Economics” (in Chinese, with T.W. Tsaur, M.J. Lin, Y.T. Chen, J.J. Chang, and T.Y. Huang), Academia Economic Papers, 2013, 41(3), pp.327-361. download the paper from Academia Sinica

7.

“A Bayesian Estimator for Stochastic Frontier Models with Errors in Variables,” (with Sheng-Kai Chang and Yi-Yi Chen), lead article in Journal of Productivity Analysis, 2012, 38(1), pp.1-9. download the paper from RePEc

8.

“Centered-Residuals-Based Moment Tests for Stochastic Frontier Models,” (with Yi-Ting Chen), Econometric Reviews, 2012, 31(6), 625-53. (download the Stata program) download the paper from RePEc

9.

"Estimating Fixed-Effect Panel Stochastic Frontier Models by Model Transformation"  (first author, with Chia-Wen Ho), Journal of Econometrics, 2010, 157 (2), 289-96. (download the Stata program; Important Update: 2012/09/10; also available for Matlab with a package prepared by Kerry Du; also available for Ox using the SFAMB package) download the paper from RePEc

10.

"Estimation of Technical Inefficiency in Production Frontier Models Using Cross-Sectional Data,” (with Subal C. Kumbhakar), Indian Economic Review, 2010, 45(2), pp.7-77. abstract of the paper is available from RePEc

11.

“Stochastic Frontier Models with Errors in Variables: a GMM Approach”  (in Chinese, with Yi-Yi Chen), Taiwan Economic Review, 2009, 37(1), 1-22. (download papaer and Gauss program. Update on 2012/03/20 to make the program compatible with later versions of Gauss ) download the paper from CEPS

12.

“The Cost Effects of Government-Subsidised Credit: Evidence from Farmers’ Credit Unions in Taiwan ,” (first author, with Ching-Cheng Chang and Po-Chi Chen), Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2008, 59(1), pp.132–149. download the paper from RePEc

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“Identifying the Demand and Supply Effects of Financial Crises on Bank Credit--Evidence from Taiwan," (first author, with Nan-Kuang Chen), lead article in Southern Economic Journal, 2008, 75(1), pp.26–49. download the paper from RePEc

14.

“The Procyclical Leverage Effect of Collateral Value on Bank Loans – Evidence from the Transaction Data of Taiwan,” (with Nan-Kuang Chen), Economic Inquiry, 2007, 45(2), pp.395–406. download the paper from RePEc

15.

“Stochastic Frontier Models,” invited article for The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, Eds. Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. download the paper from Palgrave Macmillan

16.

“Pitfalls in the Estimation of Cost Function Ignoring Allocative Inefficiency: A Monte Carlo Analysis,” (first author, with Subal C. Kumbhakar) lead article in Journal of Econometrics, 2006, 134, pp.317-340. download the paper from RePEc

17.

“Estimation of Technical and Allocative Inefficiency: A Primal System Approach,” (with Subal C. Kumbhakar), Journal of Econometrics, 2006, 134, pp.419-440. download the paper from RePEc

18.

“Estimation of Growth Convergence Using a Stochastic Production Frontier Approach,” (first author, with Subal C. Kumbhakar) Economics Letters, 2005, 88(3), pp.300-305. (download Stata program.) download the paper from RePEc

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"A Method of Moments Estimator for a Stochastic Frontier Model with Errors in Variables," Economics Letters, , 2004, 85(2), pp.221-228. (download Stata program; updated on July 24, 2004)  download the paper from RePEc

20.

"A Stochastic Frontier Analysis of Financing Constraints on Investment: The Case of Financial Liberalization in Taiwan," Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 2003, 21(3), pp.406-419.  (download Stata program here; updated on Nov 4, 2005.) download the paper from RePEc

21.

"Heteroscedasticity and Non-Monotonic Efficiency Effects of a Stochastic Frontier Model," Journal of Productivity Analysis, 2002, 18, pp.241-253. (download Stata program here; updated on Nov 4, 2005.) download the paper from RePEc

22.

“Nominal Data and the Production Smoothing Hypothesis,” Economics Letters, 2002, 76(2), pp.245-50. download the paper from RePEc

23.

"One-Step and Two-Step Estimation of the Effects of Exogenous Variables on Technical Efficiency Levels," (first author, with Peter Schmidt) Journal of Productivity Analysis, 2002, 18, pp.129-44. (download Stata program here; updated on Nov 4, 2005.) download the paper from RePEc

24.

“Exogenous Cash: Testing Financing Constraints on Inventory Investment Using Dynamic Panels with additional information from annual reports,” Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2001, 42(4), pp.779-802. download the paper from RePEc

25.

“Production Smoothing when Bank Loan Supply Shifts - The Role of Variable Capacity Utilization,” Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, 2001, 33(3), pp.749-66. download the paper from RePEc

26.

“An Optimal Personal Bankruptcy Procedure and Proposed Reforms,” (with Michelle White), Journal of Legal Studies, 2000, 29(1), pp.255-286. download the paper from RePEc

27.

“Symmetrical Information and Credit Rationing: Graphical Demonstrations,” Financial Analysts Journal, 2000, 56 (2), pp.85-95.  download the paper from JSTOR

28.

"Measuring the Tobin's Q for Taiwanese Manufacturing Firms" (in Chinese), Academia Economic Papers, 2000, 28(2), 149-76.  (download Stata program here; updated on Feb 27, 2004.) download the paper from Academia Sinica

other publications:

1.

“The Effects of Changes in Asset Prices on Private Consumption,” (in Chinese, with Nan-Kuang Chen), Quarterly Bulletin, Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan), 2011, 33(1), pp.7-40. download the paper from CBC(Taiwan)

2.

“The Macro Impacts of Exchange Rate Movements of Taiwan,” (in Chinese), Quarterly Bulletin, Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan), 2005, 27(1), pp.13-45. download the paper from CBC(Taiwan)

 

working papers:

1.

“Does Collateral Value Affect Business Investment?-- An Empirical Study of Taiwan,” (first author, with Nan-Kuang Chen), 2008, under review.

2.

“Identifying the Effects of Monetary Policy in a Small Open Economy with Active Foreign Exchange Interventions,” 2008, under review.

3.

“Estimating Panel Stochastic Frontier Models with Fixed Effects by Model Transformation,” (first author, with Chia-Wen Ho), 2007, work in progress.

4.

“A Unified Approach to the Growth Empirics,” (first author, with Yi-Yi Chen and Hsin-Min Lu), 2006, work in progress.

5.

“Family, Uncertainty, and Precautionary Savings,” (with Cyrus Chu and Chun-Fang Jiang), 2005, manuscript.

6.

“Heterogeneity and the Determinants of Loan Contracts - Evidence from Small Business Finance,” (with Emily Lin), 2002, manuscript.