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Dr Ching-Cheng Chang

Research Fellow, The Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica;

Professor, Dept of Agricultural Economics, National Taiwan University

Biography

Ching-Cheng Chang holds a Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Economics from Pennsylvania State University of the US. Her PhD thesis won the Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award of the American Ag. Econ. Association in 1988. She was promoted to Research Fellow in the Institute of Economics in Academia Sinica and Professor of Agricultural Economics in National Taiwan University in 2000. During 2015-18, she was appointed as the Director of the Socio-Econ Dept of APEC Research Center for Typhoon and Society.

Her main research interests include:

  • Assessing the economic impact of public policies and free trade negotiations on sustainable usage of natural resources and production decisions involved in the agriculture and food sectors.
  • Global climate change impact and related risk-reduction policies.
  • Trade policies and market structure of international commodity market.

She has published widely with more than 100 articles in refereed journals and served as associate editors or members of the Editorial board of several journals, e.g., Agricultural Economics. Currently she is the Associate Deputy Editor of Climatic Change. She is also the co-editor of a book: Global Warming and the Asian Pacific (2003) and a few book chapters.

Since 2012, she has participated in several APEC projects on food security and women, including “Strengthening the APEC Food Emergency Response Mechanism: Socio-Economic Impact Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis”, “Innovation for Women and Economic Development: Facilitating Women’s Livelihood Development and Resilience with ICTs”, “APEC GIFTS A+: Promoting Gender Inclusion in Smart Agriculture “, “Strengthening Public-Private Partnership to Reduce Food Losses in the Supply Chain”, and most recently “Reducing Food Loss and Waste along the Food Value Chain in APEC During and Post COVID-19 Pandemic”.