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Institutum Iurisprudentiae Academia Sinica
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Research Professor, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica
Director of Center for Empirical Legal Studies, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica
J.S.D., New York University School of Law (2009)
LL.M., New York University School of Law (2006)
LL.M., National Taiwan University (2003)
LL.B., National Taiwan University (2000)
Property Law; Land Use Regulation; Economic Analysis of Law; Empirical Legal Studies
Distinguished Article Award, Asian Law and Society Association, 2019. (first-ever recipient)
Academia Sinica Law Journal Award, 2018.
Academia Sinica Law Journal Award, 2016.
Outstanding Scholar Award, awarded by Foundation for the Advancement of Outstanding Scholarship, 2016.
Junior Investigator Award, awarded by Academia Sinica, 2015.
Scholarly Monograph Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences, awarded by Academia Sinica, 2013.
CELS Best Poster Presentation Prize, 2011. (first-ever recipient)
Li Foundation Heritage Prize “Excellence in Creativity Award”, 2010–2012 ($40,000 research funding over two years).
Date of First Appointment：09/16/2009
Research Assistant：Kuan-ting Chen |+886-2-2652-5448 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Yun-chien Chang is a Research Professor at Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica, Taiwan and serves as the Director of its Empirical Legal Studies Center. He was or will be a visiting professor at Cornell University, Columbia University, New York University, the University of Chicago, St. Gallen University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics. He has also conducted research at Cornell University, Free University of Berlin, University of Paris 2, and University of Tokyo. His current academic interests focus on economic, empirical and comparative analysis of property law and land use law, as well as empirical studies of the judicial system. Prof. Chang has authored and co-authored more than 100 journal articles and book chapters. His English articles have appeared in leading journals in the world, such as The University of Chicago Law Review; Journal of Legal Studies; Journal of Legal Analysis; Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization; Journal of Empirical Legal Studies; International Review of Law and Economics; European Journal of Law and Economics; Notre Dame Law Review; Iowa Law Review and the Supreme Court Economic Review, among others.
His monograph Private Property and Takings Compensation: Theoretical Framework and Empirical Analysis (Edward Elgar, 2013) was a winner of the Scholarly Monograph Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Prof. Chang (co-)edited Empirical Legal Analysis: Assessing the Performance of Legal Institutions (Routledge, 2014),Law and Economics of Possession (Cambridge UP, 2015), Private Law in China and Taiwan: Economic and Legal Analyses (Cambridge UP, 2016), and Selection and Decision in Judicial Process Around the World: Empirical Inquires(Cambridge UP, 2020 forthcoming). Prof. Chang is also a co-author of Property and Trust Law in Taiwan (Wolter Kluwers, 2017). He authored three books in Chinese, Eminent Domain Compensation in Taiwan: Theory and Practice(Angle, 2013), Economic Analysis of Property Law, Volume 1: Ownership (Angle, 2015; Beijing UP, 2019), and Empirical Legal Studies: Empirical Legal Studies: Principles, Methods, and Applications (New Sharing; 2019), and also edited Empirical Studies of the Judicial Systems 2011 (Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica; 2013).
Prof. Chang’s academic achievements have won him the Career Development Award in 2016, Outstanding Scholar Award in 2016, Academia Sinica Law Journal Award in 2016, the Junior Research Investigators Award in 2015, the Best Poster Prize at 2011 CELS, and several research grants. He serves as Associate Editor of International Review of Law and Economics; Consultant Editor of European Journal of Law and Economics; Editor of Asian Journal of Comparative Lawand a Panelist on American Law Institute’s Restatement Fourth, Property International Advisory Panel.
Prof. Chang received his J.S.D. and LL.M. degree from New York University School of Law, where he was also a Lederman/Milbank Law and Economics Fellow and a Research Associate at the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, NYU. Before going to NYU, Prof. Chang had earned LL.B. and LL.M. degrees at National Taiwan University and passed the Taiwan bar. Prof. Chang has had working experience with prestigious law firms in Taiwan and has served as a legal assistant for the International Trade Commission.
Research & Publications:
International Review of Law and Economics
Selection and Decision in Judicial Process around the World
2017 法實證研究學會第一屆亞洲年會，暨第四屆司法制度實證研究國際研討會 2017年盛夏，本所舉辦法實證研究學會第一屆亞洲年會（1st CEL