THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
 

FACULTY

Full-time: 16
Part-time: 6
Ph.D. Degree: 21

@Full-Time

@@Professors

Shun-Cheng Lee: Ph.D. in Applied Economics, University of Minnesota , U.S.A. (Chairperson)
Ying-Chih Chiang: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, U.S.A.
Ming-C. Chen: Ph.D. in Economics, Utah State University, U.S.A.
Shun-Cheng Lee: Ph.D. in Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, U.S.A.
Chiang-Ren Show: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, U.S.A.
Kuo-Ching Lin: Ph.D. in Economics, North Carolina State University, U.S.A.
Rhung-Jieh Woo: Ph.D. in Economics, Iowa State University, U.S.A.
Jerome Geaun: Ph.D. in Economics, University of Vannderbilt, U.S.A.
Yun Lu: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Texas A & M University, U.S.A.
Shih-Hsun Hsu: Ph.D. in Economics, Texas A&M University, U.S.A.
Tsu-Tan Fu: Ph.D. in Agricultural Econo-mics, University of Georgia, U.S.A.
Li-Fen Lei: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics,Iowa State University, U.S.A.
Pei-Ing Wu: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Ohio State Uni-versity, U.S.A.
Chin-Cheng Chang: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.
Yu-Hui Chen: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, University of Wisconsin Madison, U.S.A.

@@Associate Professors

Cheng-Wei Chen: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Washington State University, U.S.A.
Lih-Chyun Sun: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University, U.S.A.

@Part-Time

@@Professors

Wen-Fu Hsu: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.
Chen-Cheng Yung: Ph.D. in Virginia Tech University, U.S.A.
Hsi-Huang Chen: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, University of Georgia, U.S.A.
Fu-Shan Liu: Ph.D. in Agricultural Eco-nomics, University of Illinois.

@@Associate Professors

Kao-Chao Li: M.S. in Economics, University of Vanderbilt, U.S.A.
Fang-Mei Huang: Ph.D. in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A.

FACILITIES

Our department comprises 5 general classrooms a big steped classroom, a computer room, and a library.

(1) PC Lab.
Since 1990 the PCs at the Department have been linked to Internet. Through Internet all the PCs can enter WWW or GOPHER to search information worldwide. Besides, a Sun Ultra 10 workstation is used to connect all the PCs at the Department so that teachers, staff and students can have access to a huge data resource. The software we use includes GUASS, GAMS, MATHEMATICA, LIMDEP, TSP, RATS, EVIEWS, SHAZAM, IMSL, FORTRAN, C, etc. Other software such as Office XP, Minitab, SAS, and SPSS are also used. All the software are constantly updated so that a best environment can be maintained for teaching and research.

(2) Library
The Departmental library used to have thousands of Japanese and English books and over one thousand chinese books. These books have been reallocated in the new University Library since 1999 and now only hundreds of books are left at the library. The library has a collection of 125 Chinese periodicals and 18 english periodicals. Besides, the library also carries all the graduate students' theses. In the reading room of the library there are 54 seats.

PROGRAMS OF STUDY

@(1) Undergraduate Program

The department offers a four-year program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. Students must complete a minimum of 128 credits.
The Required Courses:
Courses Credits
Calculus (6)
Principle Of Economics (1) (6)
Accounting (I) (1) (I) (2) (6)
Introduction To Agricultural Economics (2)
Macroeconomics (A) (1) (A) (2) (6)
Microeconomics (A) (1) (A) (2) (6)
Statistics (1) (2) (6)
Farm Crops (3)
Animal Husbandry (3)
Hand-On Experience of modern Agriculture (2)
Experence of modern agricultural policy (2)
Farm Management (3)
Agricultural Marketing (3)
Agricultural Resource Economics (3)
Agricultural Prices (3)
Agricultural Finance (3)
Agricultural Development (3)
Seminar On Agricultural Economic Problems (I) (II) (4)
Law studies (3)
Agricultural Regulations (3)
Agricultural Policy (3)

@(2) The Graduate Institute

The graduate institute offers a two-year program leading to the degree of Master of Science in Agricultural Economics.The minimum requirement of credits is 25 (not including M.S Thesis of 6 credits).
The Ph.D. degree program was also established in this institute in 1987. The tentative requirements for the Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Economics are two to seven years of enrollment and completion of at least 46 credits,not including the dessertation of 12 credits.
There are four fields in the Graduate Institute: "Dolicies, System and Regulations", "Marketing, Trade and Consumption", "Production and Management Economics", "Resources and Environmental Economics", which each field includes four specific subjects. For M.S. students,at least three specific subjects,not limiting the fields,are required for fulfillment of degree. For Ph.D. students,at least two specific fields and three subjects for each are required.

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

1. Seminars related to agricultural economics are held several times each semaster.
2. Inviting the government,domestic and foreign experts make speeches.
3. The teachers of ten take part in domestic and international conferences, and they participate in various international researches.