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Hong-Yi Chen, PhD

Professor of Economics

Phone: 949-480-4023

Fax: 949-480-4264

Email: hchen@soka.edu

Faculty - Full-Time

Education

  • Ph.D., in Agricultural and Resources Economics, U.C. Berkeley
  • M.S., in Agricultural and Resources Economics, U.C. Berkeley
  • M.A., in Economics, Fudan University, China

Positions Held

  • At SUA since 2000
  • 1997-2000, Lecturer of Economics, California State University-Fullerton
  • 1989-1989, Associate Professor of Economics,Fudan University, China
  • 1984-1989, Lecturer of Economics, Fudan University, China
  • 1982-1984, Teaching Associate, Fudan University, China

Research Interests

  • Development Economics
  • Institutional Economics
  • Pacific Asian and China's Economic Development

Selected Papers, Publications & Lectures

  • The Institutional Transition of China's Township and Village Enterprises: Market Liberalization, Contractual Form Innovation and Privatization (in Chinese), Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press, China, 2005
  • The Institutional Transition of China's Township and Village Enterprises: Market Liberalization, Contractual Form Innovation and Privatization, Ashgate, 2000
  • International Trade and International Cooperation, Fudan University Press, China, 1990
  • “Local Leaders, Managers, and the Organization of Township and Village Enterprises in China,” Journal of Development Economics, 1999
  • "Institutional Environment, Markets, and the Rural Reform in China and Russian Federation," in S. Lin ed. Economic Reform in Russia and China, The World Scientific Publishing Company forthcoming, 2005
  • "Rural Economic Reform: Russia vs. China," (in Chinese.) in A. Chen and S. Lin eds. Russian Economic Reform since 1992,  Beijing University Press, China forthcoming, 2005
  • "Three entries: Land Reform, Rural Administration Organizations, and Township and Village Enterprises," (TVEs) in J. Luo ed. China Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the People's Republic, Greenwood Press, 2005
  • "The Establishment and Improvement of Social Security System in Rural China," in D. Xu, J. Yin, and Y. Zhen eds. Social Security Reform in China, The World Scientific Publishing Company (English version); China Economic Science Press (Chinese version), 1999
  • "The Ownership Structure Transition of Collectively Owned TVEs: A Valuable Reference for the Reform of State-owned Enterprises," in D. Xu and J. Wen eds. The Reformability of China's State-owned Sector, The World Scientific Publishing Company, 1996
  • "The Government's Policy and the Technical Progress of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Taiwan," (in Chinese.) in J. Wen and D. Xu eds. Taiwan Experiences and Future Development, Shanghai People's Press, China, 1996

Courses Taught at SUA

  • Principles of Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Economic Development
  • Economic Development in the Pacific Asia
  • China's Economic Development and Economic Reform
  • Introduction to the Pacific Basin
  • Core II
  • Learning Cluster

Selected Honors & Awards

  • Professor of the Year, SUA, 2011
  • Professor of the Year, SUA, 2010
  • Professor of the Year, SUA, 2007
  • Professor of the Year, SUA, 2006
  • Professor of the Year, SUA, 2005
  • Professor of the Year, SUA, 2003
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Fudan University, China, 1989
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Fudan University, China, 1988

Biography

Hong-yi Chen was born in Shanghai, China. She was sent to countryside by the government during China's Cultural Revolution, and worked as a farm girl for eight years in a small village in northeast China. Hong-yi studied economics at Fudan University from 1977 to 1982. After having earned a master degree, she taught economics at Fudan for 7 years. In 1989, Hong-yi came to the United States, and she earned her Ph.D. degree at U.C. Berkeley in 1997.

It has been Hong-yi's dream to develop an economics program that educates young students to love economics, not because it could lead to good pay jobs, but because it would enhance their ability to make a contribution to the human society we live. SUA gives her a group of great students to bring her dream to true. Hong-yi deeply appreciates it.