The First Research Division

Guiding principles

With the goal of strengthening research on the Chinese economy, the First Research Division was established to implement the following research tasks:

(1) Undertaking research on Mainland China's economy, and making the research results serve as a reference for the Taiwanese government in its decision-making.

(2) Organizing academic conferences and other activities to promote the exchange of ideas between domestic and overseas scholars.

(3) Undertaking commissioned research projects on behalf of clients in various sectors and providing economic information and other services.

Research focus and objectives

The research undertaken by the First Research Division falls into three broad categories: academic research, forward-looking policy research, and special research projects commissioned by external organizations. The aim of the Division's academic and policy research is to clarify the underlying logic of how Mainland China's economy operates, and to shed light on the special characteristics of the Chinese economy. In addition, the "future chronology" concept is used to examine the outlook for Mainland China's future economic development and the political logic underpinning the development process. This solid foundation of the transcendent policy research helps the Division undertake commissioned research on specific economic issues, and obtain high-quality research results based on in-depth analysis that can be used to formulate feasible and appropriate policy recommendations for the reference of client organizations in various fields. The First Research Division's main research areas include: industry and technology, the financial sector and government finance, foreign investment and trade, labor issues, demographics and society, regional economic development, etc.


Name Position Education Research Field
Liu, Meng-Chun Research Fellow,Director Ph.D. Monash University, Australia
international economics industrial organization Chinese economy studies
Wu, Chia-Hsuan Associate Research Fellow,Deputy Director Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, National Taiwan University
Agricultural Economics General equilibrium modeling Health Economics
Wu, Ming-Tse Associate Research Fellow Ph.D. (Economics) National Taiwan University
Economic Development of China Industrial Economic Reform of State-owned Business and Banks
Tsai, Hui-Mei Associate Research Fellow M.B.A. National Chengchi University, R.O.C.
Industry Economy Macro-economy
Wen, Fang-I Associate Research Fellow Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.
Agricultural Economics Production Economics Chinese Economy (Industry structure and migrant workers)
Wang, Guo-Chen Assistant Research Fellow Ph.D., Graduate Institute of Development Studies, National Chengchi University
China and World Economy International political economy Quantitative Study
Wu, Jo-Wei Assistant Research Fellow Ph.D., International Economics, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan.
International Finance Monetary Economics
Wu, Tzu-Han Analyst MSc in Political Theory, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, UK
International Trade International Economics Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures Deliberative Democracy
Wu, Po-Kuan Analyst PhD, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
EU Studies International Relations International Political Economy
Chung, Fu-Kuo Analyst
Chen, Chih-Chi Analyst M.A. in Hospitality Management, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
Efficiency Evaluation Service Economy International Trade
Hsieh, Nien-Yi Analyst M. A. The Graduate Institute of Industrial Economics, National Central University
Industrial Economics Labor Economics

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