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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:http://idv.sinica.edu.tw/cyrusweb/
  • 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~


  • 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~.


  • 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, Seik Kim and W.J. Tsay(2014), "Coresidence with Husband’s Parents, Labor Supply, and The Duration to First Birth," Demography, 51 185-204.
  • C.Y. Cyrus Chu and Ronald D. Lee (2013), "On the Evolution of Intergenerational Division of Labor, Menopause, and Transfers Among Adults and Offspring,," Journal of Theoretical Biology, 332 171-180.
  • Lee, Ronald D. and C.Y. Cyrus Chu (2012), "The Evolution of Transfers and Life Histories," Experimental Gerontology, 47(10), 803-806.
  • C.Y. Cyrus Chu and Ronald D. Lee (2012), "Sexual Dimorphism and Sexual Selection: A Unified Economic Analysis," Theoretical Population Biology, 82 355-363.
  • Chu, C.Y. Cyrus, Yu Xie, and Ruoh-Rong Yu(2011), "Coresidence with Elderly Parents: A comparative Study of Southeast China and Taiwan," Journal of Marriage and Family, 73(1), 120~135.
  • C.Y. Cyrus Chu, Yu Xie, Ruoh-Rong Yu(2011), "Coresidence with Elderly Parents: A comparative Study of Southeast China and Taiwan.," Journal of Marriage and Family, 73(1), 120-135.
  • Chu, C. Y. Cyrus(2010), "A Two-Sex Life History Model of Handicap Signaling?," Journal of Theoretical Biology,, 263(2), 219~226.
  • Chu, C. Y. Cyrus(2010), "The Regulation of Structured Debts: Why? What? and How?," Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, 19(3), 443~472.
  • Chu, C. Y. Cyrus(2009), "Population Aging, Intergenerational Transfers and the Macroeconomy," Population Studies—A Journal of Demography, 63(2), 199~200.
  • Chu, C. Y. Cyrus and R. Yu(2009), "Understanding Chinese Families, Oxford University Press," na, na(na), 13 Chapters, with a Forward by James J. Heckman.
  • Chien, Hung-Ken and C. Y. Cyrus Chu (2009), "Durable-Goods Monopolists, Network Effects and Penetration Pricing," Marketing Science, 27(6), 1012~1019.
  • Chu, C. Y. Cyrus(2008), "Biodiversity Decline and Population Externalities," Journal of Population Economics, 21(1), 173~181.
  • Chu, C. Y. Cyrus, Hung-Ken Chien, and Ronald Lee(2008), "Explaining the Optimality of U-Shaped Age-Specific Mortality," Theoretical Population Biology, 73(2), 171~180.
  • Chu, C. Y. Cyrus, Yu Xie, and R. Yu (2007), ""Effects of Sibship Structure Revisited: Evidence from Intra-Family Resource Transfer in Taiwan," Sociology of Education, 80(2), 91~113.
  • Chu, C. Y. Cyrus,C.-C Lai and C.-H. Liao(2015), 「"How could the non-sustainable Easter Island have been sustained?"」,《 International Review of Economics & Finance》, 34, 161-174。
  • Chu, C. Y. Cyrus(2015), 「"Warren Buffett versus Muhammad Yunus"」,《Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics》, forthcoming。