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Profile

Current positions held

●1999/4-:Research Fellow, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica
●1999/8-:Professor (adjunct), Department of Economics, National Taiwan University 

Education

●University of California, Los Angeles, 1987/10-1991/12, (Ph.D. in Economics)
●National Taiwan University, 1983/9-1985/6, (M.A. in Economics)
●National Taiwan University, 1979/9-1983/6, (B.A. in Economics)

Past working experience

● Board member 2013-2015, H&Q Taiwan
● Board member 2013-2015, Dragon Investment Fund
● Board member 2013-2015, Asia Global Venture Capital II Co.
●2010/06-2010/07:Visiting Professor, Research Institute of Economics and Business Administration, Kobe University
●2007/08-2008/08:Visiting Professor, Washington University in St Louis
●2004/08-2007/08:Deputy Director, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica
●2001/04-2002/03:Professor, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba
●1993/01-1999/04:Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica
●1992/08-1999/12:Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Economics, National Central University
●1993/06-1993/09:Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, Duke University
●1985/10-1992/12:Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica
●1988/10-1991/12:Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, UCLA

Fields

●Macroeconomics
●Economic Growth and Industrial Economics

Articles in English
●Chen, Been-Lon, Shun-Fa Lee and Xavier Raurich,“Non-separable Utilities and Aggregate Instability,” International Journal of Economic Theory (SSCI, JEL), forthcoming.[download]
●Chen, Been-Lon, Mei Hsu and Yu‐Shan Hsu, “Progressive Taxation and Macroeconomic Stability in Two‐sector Models with Social Constant Returns,” Journal of Economics (SSCI, JEL), 125, 51-68.[download]
●Chen, Been-Lon and Shian-Yu Liao (2018) “Durable Goods, Investment Shocks and the Comovement Problem,” Journal of Money, Credit and Banking 50, 377-406.[download]
●Chen, Been-Lon, Mei Hsu and Chih-Fang Lai (2016), “Relation between Growth and Unemployment in a Model with Labor-Force Participation and Adverse Labor Institutions,” Journal of Macroeconomics 50, 273-292.[download]
●Chen, Been-Lon and Chih-Fang Lai (2016), “Relative Effects of Labor Taxes on Employment and Working Hours: Role of Mechanisms Shaping Working Hours,” Journal of Economics 117, 49-84. (SSCI, JEL).[download]
●Chen, Been-Lon, Yu-Shan Hsu and Kazuo Mino (2015), “Welfare Implications and Equilibrium Indeterminacy in a Two-sector Growth Model with Consumption Externalities,” Macroeconomic Dynamics 19, 535-577. (SSCI, JEL).[download] 
●Chen, Been-Lon and Chih-Fang Lai (2015), "Effects of Labor Taxes and Unemployment Compensation on Labor Supply in a Search Model with an Endogenous Labor Force," Journal of Macroeconomics 43, 300-317. (SSCI, JEL).[download]  
●Chen, Been-Lon and Chia-Hui Lu (2015), “Optimal Capital Taxation in A Neoclassical Growth Model,” Journal of Public Economic Theory 17, 257-269. (SSCI, JEL).[download]
●Chen, Been-Lon, MeiHsu and Chih-Fang Lai (2015), "Relative Effects of Labor Taxes and Unemployment Benefits on Hours Worked per Worker and Employment," Pacific Economic Review 20, 282-309. (SSCI, JEL).[download] 
●Chen, Been-Lon and Shian-Yu Liao (2015), "The Role of Agricultural Productivity on Structural Change," Review of Development Economics 19, 971-987. (SSCI, JEL).[download]
●Chen, Been-Lon and Shian-Yu Liao (2014), "Capital, Credit Constraints and the Comovement between Consumer Durables and Nondurables,"Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 39, 127-139. (SSCI, JEL).[download]
●Azariadis, Costas, Been-Lon Chen, Chia-Hui Lu and Yin-Chi Wang (2013), “A Two-sector Model of Endogenous Growth with Leisure Externalities,” Journal  of Economic Theory 148(2), 843–857. (SSCI, JEL).[download] 
●Chen, Been-Lon and Chia-Hui Lu (2013), “Optimal Factor Tax Incidence in Two-sector Human Capital-based Models,” Journal of Public Economics 97(1), 75–94. (SSCI, JEL).[download]
●Chen, Been-Lon, Yu-Shan Hsu and Kazuo Mino (2013), “Can Consumption Habit Spillovers Be A Source of Equilibrium Indeterminacy?” Journal of Economics 109(3), 245-269. (SSCI, JEL).[download]
●Chen, Been-Lon (2013), “Investment in Human Capital Accumulation and Growth: Analyzing Policy Effectiveness,” Human Capital Formation and Economic Growth in Asia and the Pacific, 37-61, Wendy Dobson (ed.), New York: Routledge. (JEL) 



Working Papers

●Chen, Been-Lon, Mei Hsu and Yu-Shan Hsu (2018), “Progressive Taxation and Macroeconomic Stability in Two‐sector Models with Social Constant Returns," IEAS Working Paper No. 18-A003, Academia Sinica, Institute of Economics.[download]
●Chen, Been-Lon, Shun‐Fa Lee and Xavier Raurich (2018), “Non‐separable Utilities and Aggregate Instability," IEAS Working Paper No. 18-A002, Academia Sinica, Institute of Economics.[download]
●Chen, Been-Lon and Shian-Yu Liao (2017), “Durable Goods, Investment Shocks and the Comovement Problem," IEAS Working Paper No. 17-A007, Academia Sinica, Institute of Economics.[download]
●Chen, Been-Lon and Chih-Fang Lai (2014), “Effects of Labor Taxes and Unemployment Compensation on Labor Supply in a Search Model with an Endogenous Labor Force," IEAS Working Paper No. 14-A015, Academia Sinica, Institute of Economics.[download]
●Chen, Been-Lon, Mei Hsu and Chih-Fang Lai (2014), “Relative Effects of Labor Taxes and Unemployment Benefits on Hours Worked per Worker and Employment,” IEAS Working Paper No. 14-A014, Academia Sinica, Institute of Economics.[download]
●Chen, Been-Lon and Shian-Yu Liao (2014), “The Role of Agricultural Productivity on Structural Change,” IEAS Working Paper No. 14-A014, Academia Sinica, Institute of Economics.[download]

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Been-Lon Chen
 

Been-Lon Chen 
Professor and Research Fellow, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica. 
Professor (adjunct), Department of Economics, National Taiwan University. 

Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica,128 Academia Road Section 2, Taipei 11529,TAIWAN 

Tel: 886-2-2782-2791 ext. 309
Fax: 886-2-2785-3946
Email: bchen@econ.sinica.edu.tw