林明仁 Ming-Jen Lin​


Distinguished Professor, Department of Economics, National Taiwan University
Tel: +886-2-3366-8404
Research Interests
  • Data Science and Economics

  • Demography and Health

  • Law and Economics (especially crime)

  • Labor Economics (especially Internal Labor Markets)

  • Ph.D. (2002), M.A. (1998), Department of Economics, University of Chicago

  • Committee: Steve Levitt, Mark Duggan, Michael Greenstone and Casey Mulligan

  • B.A. (1992), Department of Economics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Publication and working paper
Working Papers

  1. Yu-Wei Luke Chu, Ming-Jen Lin(2020), “Intergenerational earnings mobility in Taiwan: 1990-2010”, Empirical Economics, 59:11–45..

  2. Ming‐Jen Lin, Steven D. Levitt(2020), “Catching Cheating Students”, Economica, 87(348), p885-900.  (leading article)

  3. Fernando Henrique Calderon Alvarado, Li-Kai Cheng, Ming-Jen Lin, Yen Hao Huang and Yi-Shin Chen, “Content-Based Echo Chamber Detection on Social Media Platforms”, in Proceedings of The 2019 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, Vancouver, Canada, 27-30 August, 2019.

  4. Shih, Hsiu-Han and Ming-Jen Lin*(2018), "Long-Term Impacts of Early Life Exposure to Malaria: Evidence from Taiwan in the 1950's", Health Economics, 27(10), pp1484-1512. (Cover Article)

  5. Shih, Hsiu Han and Ming-Jen Lin*(2017), "Does Anxiety Affect Adolescent Academic Performance? Inverted-U Hypothesis Revised", Journal of Labor Research, 38(1), pp45-81. 

  6. Lin, Ming-Jen*, and Elaine Liu (2014), “Does “in Utero” Exposure to Illness Matter? The 1918 Influenza Epidemic in Taiwan as a Natural Experiment ”, Journal of Health Economics, 37, pp152-163. 

  7. Lin, Ming-Jen, Jin-Tan Liu and Nancy Qian* (2014), “More Missing Women, Fewer Dying Girls: The Impact of Sex Selective Abortion on Sex at Birth and Relative Female Mortality in Taiwan”, Journal of the European Economic Association, 12(4), pp899-926.

  8. Hsin-Lan Ting, Chon-Kit Ao, and Ming-Jen Lin*(2014), "Television on Women's Empowerment in India", Journal of Development Studies, 50(11), pp 1523-37.

  9. Ming-Jen Lin*, Pei-Jer Chen, and Ming-Ching Luoh (2012), "HBeAg(+) and Sex Ratio of Offspring: Evidence From Taiwan's 3 Million Newborns",  American Journal of Human Biology, 24(4),pp 541-544. 

  10. Wan-Chi Chen*, Ming-Jen Lin, and Jin-Tan Liu (2010), “Maternal Age as a Crucial Factor between Low Birth Weight and Crime: Evidence from Taiwan's National Data-A Research Note”, Social Science Research, 33(6), pp 1047-1058.

  11. Lin, Ming-Jen* and Jin-Tan Liu (2009), "Do Lower Birth Weight Babies Have Lower Grades? Twin Fixed Effect and Instrumental Variable Method Evidence from Taiwan", Social Science and Medicine, 68(10), pp 1780-87.

  12. Lin, Ming-Jen (2009), “More Police, Less Crime: Evidence from US State Data”, International Review of Law and Economics, 29(2), pp 73-80.

  13. Lin, Ming-Jen* and Ming-Ching Luoh (2008),"Can Hepatitis B Mothers Account for the Number of Missing Women? Evidence from Three  Million Newborns in Taiwan", American Economic Review, 98(5), pp 2259-2273. 

  14. Lin, Ming-Jen (2008), “Does Unemployment Increase Crime? Evidence from US State Data 1974-2000”, Journal of Human Resources, 43 (2), pp 413-436. 

  15. Lin, Ming-Jen (2008), “External Market Condition and Tournaments: Theory and Evidence”, Economics Letters, 99(1), pp 75-78.

  16. Lin, Ming-Jen (2007), “Does Democracy Increase Crime? Evidence from International Data”, Journal of Comparative Economics, 35(3), pp467-483.

  17. Lin, Ming-Jen*, Liu, Jin-Tan, and Shin-Yi Chou (2007), "As Low Birth Weight Babies Grow, Can ‘Well-Educated’ Parents Buffer this Adverse Factor? A Research Note." Demography, 44(2), pp 335-343.

  18. Lin, Ming-Jen (2006), "Wages and Learning in Internal Labor Markets: Evidence from a Taiwanese Company", Contributions to Economic Analysis & Policy, Vol. 5: No. 1, Article 2. 

  19. Lin, Ming-Jen (2005), "Opening the Black Box: the Internal Labor Markets of Company X", Industrial Relations, vol. 44(4), pp 659-705.

  1. 李維倫*、古慧雯、駱明慶、林明仁(2020),“入學管道與學習表現”, 經濟論文叢刊, 48(1), pp 31-76. (Wei-Lun Lee, Hui-Wen Koo, Ming-Ching Luoh, Ming-Jen Lin(2020) Multi-channel Admission and Academic Achievement", Taiwan Economic Review, 48(1), pp 31-76.)

  2. 林明仁、林常青、張俊仁、曹添旺、楊浩彥(2019),"經濟學門學術期刊評比更新: 2019 年", 經濟論文叢刊, 47(4), pp 503-542. (Ming-Jen Lin, Chang-Ching Lin, Juin-Jen Chang, Tien-Wang Tsaur, Hao-Yen Yang(2019), “Ranking of Economics Journals: the 2019 Update”, Taiwan Economic Review, 47(4), pp 503-542.)

  3. 沈暉智*、林明仁(2019),"論家戶所得與資產對子女教育之影響—以1993-1995出生世代及其父母稅務資料為例以", 經濟論文叢刊, 47(3), pp 393-453. (Hui-Chih Shen & Ming-Jen Lin* (2019), "Education Opportunity Inequality Across Income in Taiwan", Taiwan Economic Review, 47(3), pp 393-453.)

  4. 林明仁、蔡欣純、丁心嵐*(2013), "身高對學生綜合分析能力的影響:以「台灣教育長期追蹤資料庫」為例",經濟論文(台灣經濟學會年會特刊), 41(4), pp 507-558. (Lin, Tsai, and Ting*, "Effect of Height on Cognitive Ability in Adolescence: Evidence from Taiwan Education Panel Survey", Academia  Economic Papers, 41(4), pp 507-558.)

  5. 曹添旺*、王泓仁、林明仁、張俊仁、陳宜廷、黃粲堯(2013), "經濟學門學術期刊評比更新", 經濟論文,41(3), pp 327-361. (Tsaur, Wang, Lin, Chang, Chen, and Huang (2013), "The Updated Ranking of Academic Journals in Economics", Academia Economic Papers, 41(3), pp 327-361.)

  6. 林明仁*、賴建宇(2012),"乾淨用水對長期健康及教育成就的影響:以1909-1933日治時期臺灣的水道建設為例", 經濟論文叢刊, 40(1), pp 1-35. (Ming-Jen Lin* & Jason Lai(2011), "The Effect of Clean Water on Long Term Health and Education Outcome: Evidence from Japanese Colonial Taiwan 1909-1933", Taiwan Economic Review, 40(1), pp 1-35.)

  7. 林明仁(2011) "失蹤女性的成因與後果", 人口學刊, 43, pp 99-108. (Ming-Jen Lin (2011), "On the Causes and Consequences of Missing Women", Journal of Population Studies, 43, pp 99-108.)

  8. 林明仁*、劉仲偉(2006),“失業真的會導致犯罪嗎?以台灣1978年至2003年縣市資料為例”,《經濟論文叢刊》, 34(4), pp 445-83. (Ming-Jen Lin, Chung-Wei Liu (2006), "Does Unemployment Increases Crime? Evidence from County Data of Taiwan 1978--2003", Taiwan Economic Review, 34(4), pp 445-83.) 

Professional Activity


  • Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE) Executive Committee Member: 2016-now

  • East Asian Economic Association(東亞經濟學會) Board of Directors, 2017-Now 

  • Asian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics Organization Committee: 2017-Now



  • Taiwan Economic Association(台灣經濟學會) 

    • 2018-2019: Vice-President (副理事長) 

    • 2016-2017: Secretary in General (總幹事) 

    • 2014-2015: Board Member(理事), Chair of Annual Meeting Committee(年會委員會主任委員) 

    • 2012-2013: Managing Supervisor(常務監事)

  • Taiwan Economic Association Taiwan Society of Health Economics (台灣健康經濟學會)     

    • 2018-2019,2011-2015: Executive Board Member(常務理事)    

    • 2016-2017: Vice-President(副理事長)

    • 2008-2011, Board Member(理事)

  • Taiwan Institutions and Economic History Association (台灣制度與經濟史學會) 

    •  2016-now: Executive Board Member(常務理事)

Editorial Ship
  • 2019-now, Associate Editors, Economic Modelling

  • 2016-2019, Associate Editor, Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics

  • 2013-2019, Associate Editor, Pacific Economic Review

  • 2011-2019, Editorial Board, Academia Economic Papers(經濟論文)

  • 2017-2019, Editorial Board, Journal of Population Studies(人口學刊)

  • 2013-2015, 2019 Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Population Studies(人口學刊主編)

  • 2011-2013, Editorial Board, Journal of Taiwan Studies (研究台灣)

Honors and Awards
  • 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, Excellent Teaching Award (Either Commission for General Education or Department), National Taiwan University (台灣大學優良教師-院系或共通及服務性課程)

Academic and Social:
  • 2012-2013, TWUSA Top University Program Visiting Scholar, MIT(教育部頂尖大學交換計畫MIT訪問學者) 

  • 2011, Taiwan's Future Leader, Common Wealth Magazine (天下雜誌,台灣未來領導人)

  • 2010, Wu Da-You Memorial Award, National Science Council, Taiwan (國科會吳大猷先生紀念獎)

  • 2009, Junior Research Investigation Award, Academia Sinica (中央研究院年輕學者研究著作獎)

  • 2008-2011, Young Investigator Merit Award, National Science Council, Taiwan  (國科會傑出學者養成計畫)

  • 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, Outstanding Journal Paper Award, National Taiwan University (台灣大學傑出期刊論文獎勵)

  • 2007, 2008, 2009, Excellent Journal Paper Award 2007, National Taiwan University (台灣大學優秀期刊論文獎勵)

  • 2006, 2010, Overseas Scholarship, National Science Council, Taiwan (國科會科技人員短期出國進修獎助)

  • 2005, Excellent Award, Taiwan Industry and Economy Paper Competition (2005台灣產經論文優秀獎).

  • 2001-2002, Henry Morgenthau Jr. Memorial Fund Dissertation Award, Department of Economics, University of Chicago

  • 2001-2002, Field Research Grant, Department of Economics, University of Chicago

  • 1999 Best Exam: Public Finance Prelim, Department of Economics, University of Chicago

Referee Activities
International Journals and Organization:
  • Nature(1)

  • Science(1)

  • American Economic Review(6)

  • Journal of Political Economy (4)

  • Pediatrics

  • Review of Economics and Statistics(2)

  • American Economic Journals: Applied Economics(3)

  • Journal of Human Resources(2)

  • Journal of Development Economics(2)

  • Demography(2)

  • Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics

  • Economic Inquiry

  • Journal of Health Economics

  • Social Science and Medicine 

  • Health Economics(2)

  • Industrial Relations

  • Journal of Comparative economics

  • Journal of Population Economics(2)

  • Review of the Economics of the Household

  • Economic Development and Cultural Change

  • Southern Economic Journal

  • Economics Letters

  • Feminist Economics

  • International Review of Law and Economics

  • Pacific Economic Review(5)

  • Applied Economics

  • American Journal of Economics and Sociology

  • Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics

  • Research Grant Council Hong Kong

  • Israel Science Foundation

Domestic Journals:
  • Academia Economic Papers (經濟論文)

  • Taiwan Economic Review (經濟論文叢刊)(n)

  • NTU Management Review (台大管理論叢)

  • Asian Pacific Management Journal

  • 經濟研究

  • 台大法學論叢

  • 經社法制論叢

  • 人文及社會科學集刊

  • 台灣經濟學會博士論文獎

  • 台灣經濟學會碩士論文獎

Conferences and Presentations
  • AEA (Jan 2020)、AASLE (Dec 2019)、AWEHE(Dec 2019)

  • AASLE (Dec 2018)、AWEHE(Dec 2018 ) Tong-Hai Univ (Mar 2018)

  • Academia Sinica(Mar 2018) AASLE(Dec 2017)

  • ​Tokyo University(Nov 2016)、National Taipei University(Mar 2016)、Soochow University(Apr 2016)、Seoul Economic Journal/ Education /Health meeting (Seoul June 2016)、National Cheng-Kung University(Apr 2016)

  • Shanghai University of Finance and Economics(May 2015)、Interdisciplinary Conference on Health-Related Research, Sogang University, Seoul (Apr 2015)、National Cheng-Chi University(Apr 2015)

  • National Central University(Dec 2014)、National Fen-Chia University (Nov 2014)、8th Asian Conference on Applied Micro-Economics/Econometrics (Oct, HKUST 2014)、Taiwan-Russia bilateral Conference (Sep 2014)、Hitotsubashi University(July 2014)、Department of Justice, Taiwan (May 2014)、Singapore Health Economics Association (SMU, Apr 2014)、Chinese U of Hong Kong(Mar 2014)、AEA annual meeting (Philadelphia, Jan 2014)

  • Election Study Center, National Chengchi University(Dec 2013)、National Taiwan University(Nov 2013)、7th Asian Conference on Applied Micro-Economics/Econometrics (Academia Sinica, Oct 2013)、Population Association of America, New Orleans(Mar 2013)、MIT Econ Labor Lunch(Dec 2013)

  • NEUDC Dartmouth (Nov 2012)、NBER summer institute(July 2012)、Department of Applied Economics, National Chung Hsing University(May 2012)、Department of Economics, National Chen-Chi University(Mar 2012)、Department of Applied Economics, Beijing University (June 2012)

  • Dept of Economics, Fung-Chia University (Mar 2010)、Institute of Economics, National Sun Yat-sen University (Mar 2010)、School of Economics and Finance, the University of Hong Kong(Apr 2010)、Dept of Economics and Finance, City University of Hong Kong (Apr 2010)、Annual Conference, Macou Association of Economic Science (June 2010)

  • 中央研究院制度與行為研究專題中心計畫成果發表會(Nov 2009)、Dept of Economics, Fu-Jen University (Feb 2009)、Dept of Economics, National Cheng-Kung University (Feb 2009)、Dept of Economics, National Tsing-Hua University (Mar 2009)、 Dept of Economics, National Taiwan University (May 2009)、中研院制度與行為研究中心(May 2009)

  • 中央研究院制度與行為研究專題中心計畫成果發表會(Dec 2008)、Northeastern Universities Development Consortium Conference (Nov 2008)、Asian Conference on Applied Micro-Economics/Econometrics (Oct 2008)、Society of Labor Economics (SOLE May 2008)、Department of Economics, Beijing Tsing-Hua University (Apr 2008)、Department of Applied Economics, Beijing University (Apr 2008)

  • Meeting with Professor Heckman, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica (July 2007)、Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica (Oct 2007)、Institute of Statistics, Academia Sinica (Aug 2007)、Labor Economics Conference, National Central University, Taiwan (Mar 2007)、Department of Agriculture Economics, National Taiwan University (Mar 2007)

  • Lehigh University (Sep 2006)、the Annual Conference of American Sociological Association (Aug 2006)

2005 and Before
  • The Annual Conference of American Economic Association, joint session with CENEA (2005)、The Annual Conference of Western Economic Association International (2004、2001、2000)

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