I am an Economics Ph.D. candidate at the George Washington University. I receive an M.A. degree in Economics from Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and a joint BA / MS degree in International Business from
National Chengchi University. Before heading to the U.S. for graduate study, I was a research assistant at the Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica, where I was responsible for assisting the National Science Council sponsored research. The project focused on the decennial stagflation and wage rigidity in modern Taiwan, which was arguably due to the educational system's reformation.
My primary research interests encompass International Economics, Macroeconomics, and Political Economy, due to the personal experience of witnessing how imperative the Trade and FDI transformed Taiwan's economy. Besides, since I have also seen how economic growth catalysts the democratization and public policies affected by civil demonstrations, I believe that politics and economics are closely linked and inseparable. Hence, to identify the mechanism behind the trade, economic growth, and political system evolution by applying Micro- and Macro-econometric methods becomes the core of my research interests. My current research project focuses on the Preferential Trade Agreement across the straits and its effects on the elections in Taiwan.
Besides being an ongoing Ph.D. student, I am a Lecturer, Economist, and Graduate Teaching Assistant of the GW Economics Department. During the regular semesters, I am responsible for coordinating and teaching the discussion sessions of the M.A. Applied Economics Program. The survey courses I assisted in teaching are Econometrics and Macroeconomics. As I move into the Candidate stage, I assist the teaching in graduate-level Applied Econometrics, Microeconometrics, and Time Series Analysis. In Summer 2020, I run an 18-student graduate-level course, Survey of International Economics (syllabus), under the virtual environment on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.
At GW, I am a student member of the H. O. Stekler Research Program on Forecasting and the Student Association for Graduate Economists (SAGE). Outside GW, I hold student memberships of American Economics Associations (AEA) and National Association of Business Economics (NABE).
I treat research seminars very seriously, as the events to learn the intriguing research topics, the cutting-edge methodologies, and interact with the scholars outside of the GW. Regularly, I participate in all GW-host Economics Seminars as well as Georgetown University's International Economics workshops. The following are the links to the seminars and workshops I often sit in.
M 4:00-5:00 pm - Special Office Hours for Students in ECON 6302 Probability and Statistics
R 4:00-6:00 pm - Regular Office Hours for All Students
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For the Fall 2020 semester, my regular office hours are 4:00 - 6:00 pm on Thursday and 4:00 - 5:00 on Monday via GW Cisco WebEx. Appointment via emails or calendly are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Feel free to stop by if you have questions in my responsible TA courses. The assignment of the TA duties of M.A. Applied Economics Program has been released, please check the schedule as followed. Email me if you would like to set up an appointment outside of the regular office hours.
● As the principal Teaching Assistant, I am in charge of coordinating M.A. Applied Economics students' discussion sessions.
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Fall 2020 || Spring 2020