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Chu, Cyrus C. Y.

Chu, Cyrus C. Y.

  • Title:Distinguished Research Fellow
  • E-Mail:cyruschu at gate.sinica.edu.tw
  • Personal Website:https://sites.google.com/view/cyruschu
  • curriculum vitae:

    Ph.D. in Economics, University of Michigan (1985) 
    Research Fields: Population Economics, Law and Economics, Public Economics, Regional Economics

Current Position

  • Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica, 2000~


  • Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu to the World Trade Organization, 2016~2019.
  • Minister, National Science Council, Executive Yuan, 2012~2014.
  • Minister Without Portfolio, Executive Yuan, 2011~2012.
  • Chairman, Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, 2008~2011.
  • Vice President, Academia Sinica, 2000~2003.
  • Director General, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Science Council, Executive Yuan,1999~2000.
  • Professor, National Taiwan University, 1989~.


  • Foreign Associate of National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A., 2017.
  • Member, The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, 2010.
  • Presidential Science Prize, 2003.
  • Academician, Academia Sinica, 1998.
  • Ministry of Education National Chair Professor, 1998~2000.
  • Outstanding Research Award, Foundation for the Advancement of Outstanding Scholarship, Taiwan, 1995~2000.
  • John Olin Foundation Law and Economics Fellow, Law School, Stanford University, 1991~1992.
  • Rockefeller Foundation Population Science Fellow, Department of Demography, University of California, Berkeley, 1991~1992.
  • Research Achievement Award, Ministry of Education,Taiwan, 1991.
  • Distinguished Research Awards, National Science Council, Taiwan, 1989~1996.
  • Dissertation Fellowship, Population Council, 1984~1985.
  • Graduate Fellowship, Chinese Studies Center, University of Michigan, 1983~1984.


  • Editorial Board, Internationl Review of Law and Economics, 2007~.
  • Executive Editor, Journal of Asian Economics, 2004~.
  • Editorial Board, Demographic Research, 1999~.
  • Editorial Advisory Council, Pacific Economic Review, 1996~.



  • C. Y. Cyrus Chu, S.Y. Lin, and W.J. Tsay(2020), "Estimating the Willingness to Pay for Voting When Absentee Voting Is Not Allowed," Social Science Quarterly, forthcoming.
  • C. Y. Cyrus Chu, J. C. Lin, and W. J. Tsay(2020), "Males' Housing Wealth and Their Marriage Market Advantage," Journal of Population Economics, 33(3), 1005-1023.
  • C. Y. Cyrus Chu and Po-Ching Lee(2020), "E-commerce Mercantilism – Practices and Causes," Journal of International Trade Law and Policy, 19(1), 51-66.
  • C. Y. Cyrus Chu and Po-Ching Lee(2019), "Three Changes Unforeseen by WTO Rules Framers Twenty-Five Years Ago," Journal of World Trade, 53(6), 895-922.
  • C. Y. Cyrus Chu, J. C. Lin and Kamhon Kan(2019), "Variations of Wealth Resemblance by Family Relationship Types in Modern Chinese Families," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(14), 6548-6553.
  • C. Y. Cyrus Chu and Po-Ching Lee(2018), "Paris Needs Geneva, and Vice Versa," Global Policy, 9(4), 570-577.
  • C. Y. Cyrus Chu et al.(2016), "Top Household Income Shares in Taiwan, 1977—2015," World Top Income database (WTID), compiled by Thomas Piketty, Anthony Atkinson and Emmanuel Saez.
  • Chu, C. Y. Cyrus(2015), "Warren Buffett versus Muhammad Yunus," Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 171(4), 696-708.