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Research Fellows

Peng, Shin-Kun

Peng, Shin-Kun

  • Title:Distinguished Research Fellow
  • E-Mail:speng at econ.sinica.edu.tw
  • CV:CV
  • curriculum vitae:

    Ph.D. in Regional Science, University of Pennsylvania (1989)
    Research Fields: Regional Economics, Urban Economics, Industrial Organization, International Trade

Education background

  • 1985. 8-1989. 5, Ph.D. in Regional Science, Department of Regional Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Research Fields

  • Urban Economics and Regional Science
  • International Economics
  • Industrial Organization

Current Position

  • Secretary General, Academia Sinica (2017-)
  • Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica (2011-)
  • Joint-Appointment Professor, Department of Economics, National Cheng Kung University (2009-)
  • Joint-Appointment Professor, Department of Economics, National Taiwan University (2003-)


  • President, Chinese Economic Association in North America, 2015. 1- 2017. 1
  • President, Taiwan Economic Association, 2012. 1-2014. 1
  • Director, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica, 2007.8- 2013.8
  • Executive committee, Academic Review Committee, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, 2010.2- 2011.1
  • Research Fellow, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica, 1996.9- 2011.7
  • Adjunct Guest Professor, Department of Economics, Soochow University, 2007.8- 2009.7
  • Deputy Executive Secretary, the Central Advisory Committee, Academia Sinica, 2006.4- 2007.8
  • Guest Professor, Department of Economics, University of Kyoto, 2004. 6-2004. 8
  • Deputy Director, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica, 2001. 9-2004. 8
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Economics, Fu-Jen Catholic University, 2001. 8-2002. 7


  • Distinguished Contribution Award, Taiwan Economic Association, 2018
  • Distinguished Research Award on Economic Policy Research, Taiwan Economic Association, 2016. (joint with Kamhon Kan and Ping Wang)
  • Investigator Award with Research Plan “Product and Process Innovation with International Trade”, Academia Sinica, 2016
  • Award for Outstanding Academic research, National Taiwan University, 2009.
  • Research Research Achievement Award < Social Science >, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, 2009.
  • Distinguished Research Award , National Science Council, Taiwan, 2007.
  • Taiwan Industrial Economics Award, Taiwan Economics and Industry Association, 2005.
  • Academic Research Award, Taiwan Institute of Urban Planning, 2003.
  • Academic Research Award, National Science Council, 1993.


  • Guest Editor, International Journal of Economic Theory (2018-2020)
  • Editorial Board, City and Planning (2017-)
  • Executive Editor, Academia Economic Papers (2013-2015)
  • Editorial Advisory Council, Pacific Economic Review (2013-)
  • Associate Editor, Economics Bulletin (2011-2017)
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Economic Theory (2006-)
  • Associate Editor, The Annals of Regional Science (2005-)



  • Tsung-Chen Lee, Shin-Kun Peng, Chia-Tsung Yeh, and Chun-Yi Tseng(2018), "Bottom-up Approach for Downscaling CO2 Emissions in Taiwan : Robustness Analysis and Policy Application," Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 61(4), 656-676.
  • Alireza Naghavi, Shin-Kun Peng, Yingyi Tsai(2017), "Relationship-Specific Investments and Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement with Heterogeneous Suppliers," Review of International Economics, 25(3), 626-648.
  • Ching-Mu Chen, Shin-Kun Peng(2017), "Entrepreneurship and Welfare Gains from Trade," Academia Ecomomic Papers, 45(1), 1-46.
  • Juin-Jen Chang, Yi-Ling Cheng, Shin-Kun Peng(2017), "Social Comparisons in Consumption,International Capital Flows and Tax Competition," International Journal of Economic Theory, 13(1), 47-71.
  • Kamhon Kan, Shin-Kun Peng, Ping Wang(2017), "Understanding Consumption Behavior:Evidence from Consumers' Reaction to Shopping Vouchers," American Economic Journal:Economic Policy, 9(1), 137-153.
  • Tsung-Chen Lee and Shin-Kun Peng(2015), "Urban Industrial Transformation and Policies in Response to Climate Change," Journal of City and Planning, 42(1), 39-57.
  • Yi-Ling Cheng and Shin-Kun Peng(2014), "Price Competition and Quality Differentiation with Multiproduct Firms," Journal of Economics, 112(3), 207-223. Files(Open New Window) Links(Open New Window)
  • Marcus Berliant, Shin-Kun Peng and Ping Wang(2014), "Taxing Pollution: Agglomeration and Welfare Consequences," Economic Theory, 55(3), 665-704. Files(Open New Window) Links(Open New Window)
  • Shin-Kun Peng, Ping Wang and Chia-Ming Yu(2013), "Public Good Inputs, Housing Quality, and Locational Stratification," Taiwan Economic Review, 41(2), 195-217.
  • Yi-Ling Cheng and Shin-Kun Peng(2012), "Quality and Quantity Competition in a Multiproduct Duopoly," Southern Economic Journal, 79(1), 180-202.
  • Chia-Hui Lu, Shin-Kun Peng and Ping Wang(2012), "The Organization of Production and Trade," International Journal of Economic Theory, 8(2), 179-195.
  • Angus C. Chu and Shin-Kun Peng(2011), "International Intellectual Property Rights: Effects On Growth Welfare And Income Inequality," Journal of Macroeconomics, 33(2), 276-287.
  • Yi-Ling Cheng, Shin-Kun Peng and Takatoshi Tobuchi(2011), "Multiproduct Duopoly with Vertical Product Differentiation," The Berkeley Electronic Journal of Theoretical Economics, 11(Iss. 1 (Contributions)), Article 16.
  • Hsiao-Lan Liu, Hsin-Yi Lin and Shin-Kun Peng(2010), "The Spillover Effects of R&D on Manufacturing Industry in Taiwan's Metropolitan Areas," The Annals of Regional Science, 45(3), 519-546.
  • Shin-Kun Peng and Ping Wang(2009), "A Normative Analysis of Housing-Related Tax Policy in a General Equilibrium Model of Housing Quality and Prices," Journal of Public Economics Theory, 11(5), 667-696 (Leading Article).
  • Been-Lon Chen, Shin-Kun Peng and Ping Wang(2009), "Intergenerational Human Capital Evolution, Local Public Good Preferences, and Stratification," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 33(3), 745-757..
  • Shin-Kun Peng and Jyh-Fa Tsai(2009), "Industrial Agglomeration with Urban Congestion Costs," Taiwan Economic Review, 37(1), 53-78.
  • Chao-Cheng Mai, Shin-Kun Peng and Takatoshi Tabuchi(2008), "Economic Geography with Tariff Competition," Regional Science and Urban Economics, 38(1), 478-486.
  • Shin-Kun Peng and Takatoshi Tabuchi(2007), "Spatial Competition in Variety and Number of Stores," Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 16(1), 227-250﹝此文獲選為2008年中央研究院 重要研究成果論文選刊之一﹞.
  • Shin-Kun Peng, Jacques-François Thisse and Ping Wang(2006), "Economic Integration and Agglomeration in a Middle Product Economy," Journal of Economic Theory, 131(1), 1-25 (Leading Article)﹝此文獲選為2007年中央研究院 重要研究成果論文選刊之一﹞.
  • Fu-Chuan Lai, Shin-Kun Peng and Jyh-Fa Tsai (2006), "Spatial Duopoly with Zoning," The Annals of Regional Science, 40(3), 515-530.
  • Marcus Berliant, Shin-kun Peng and Ping Wang(2006), "Welfare Analysis of the Number and Locations of Local Public Facilities," Regional Science and Urban Economics, 36(2), 207-226.
  • Shin-Kun Peng and Ping Wang(2005), "Sorting by Foot: ‘Travel-for’ Local Public Good and Equilibrium Stratification," Canadian Journal of Economics, 38(4), 1224-1252.
  • Shin-Kun Peng(2004), "Spatial Monopoly with Product Differentiation," Southern Economic Journal, 70(3), 646-660.
  • Chia-Chi Ho, Kamhon Kan and Shin-Kun Peng(2004), "Ranking Regional and Geographical Science Journals in Taiwan," City and Planning, 31(1), 1-24.
  • Marcus Berliant, Shin-kun Peng and Ping Wang(2002), "Production Externalities and Urban Configuration," Journal of Economic Theory, 104(2), 275-303.