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張永健Yun-Chien Chang

Current Appointment

Research Professor, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica
Director of Center for Empirical Legal Studies, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica

Education & Experiences

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)

Research Fields

Property Law; Land Use Regulation; Economic Analysis of Law; Empirical Legal Studies

Honors and Grants

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).

Other Information

Date of First Appointment:09/16/2009
Telephone:+886-2-2652-5424
Fax:+886-2-2785-9471
E-mail:kleiber@sinica.edu.tw
Personal Website:http://idv.sinica.edu.tw/kleiber/pdf/cv_en.pdf
Research Assistant:Kuan-ting Chen |+886-2-2652-5448 | ycc2@sinica.edu.tw


Research Description

 

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 StudiesInternational Review of Law and EconomicsEuropean Journal of Law and EconomicsNotre 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:
你的痛苦值多少? 張永健解開「慰撫金方程式」
International Review of Law and Economics
Selection and Decision in Judicial Process around the World
法實證研究:原理、方法與應用 

Journal Articles

  • Yun-chien Chang*, Xin Dai, accepted, “The Limited Usefulness of the Proportionality Principle”, ICON-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW. (SSCI) (IF: 1.118; SSCI ranking: 42%)
  • Yun-chien Chang, 2020, “The Relational Nature of Property Rights: Rethinking German Civil-Law Conceptual System”, Peking University Law Journal, 2020(3): 720-742)
  • Yun-chien Chang, 2020, “The Property Structure of Rural Cultivated Land in China: Rethinking Membership Right and Tripartite Property Right”, Nanjing University Law Journal, Issue
  • Yun-chien Chang, Ivan Kan-hsueh Chiang, and Ching-fang Hsu, 2020, “Who Are Robin Hood Lawyers? Quantitative and Qualitative Studies on Legal Aid Lawyers in Taiwan”,
  • Yun-chien Chang, 2020, “The Private Law Nature and Compensation Basis for Private Land Used for Public Passage: A New Path Created by Constitutional Court Interpreta
  • Yun-chien Chang*, Su-hao Tu, 2020, “Two-way Selection Between Flat-fee Attorneys and Litigants: Theoretical and Empirical Analyses”, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF LAW AND ECONOMICS, 49(1), 131-164. (SSCI) (IF: 0.481; SSCI ranking: 79.8%,72.5%) Relevant Links
  • Yun-chien Chang*, Nuno Garoupa, Martin Wells, accepted, “Drawing the Legal Family Tree: An Empirical Comparative Study of 108 Property Doctrines in 154 Jurisdictions”, JOURNAL OF LEGAL ANALYSIS, 12. (SSCI) (IF: 1.545; SSCI ranking: 24.7%)
  • Yun-chien Chang, accepted, “A General Theory of Estate: The Unanswered Question by China's General Principle Part of the Civil Code”, Tsinghua Law Review)
  • Chang-Ching Lin, Yun-chien Chang, Kong-Pin Chen, accepted, “Knowledge in Youth is Wisdom in Age: An Empirical Study of Attorney Experience in Torts Litigation”, INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF LAW AND ECONOMICS. (SSCI) (IF: 0.806; SSCI ranking: 60%,
  • Yun-chien Chang & Chung-Jau Wu, 2019, “High-rise for the Dead: The Problematic Contractual and Property Arrangements Regarding Columbarium Pagoda”, National

Books (Monographs or Edited Volumes)

  • 張永健,未出版,《法律實證研究:原理、方法與應用》,北京:法律出版社。
  • 張永健,accepted,《土地徵收與管制之補償——理論與實務》,臺北:元照。
  • 張永健,accepted,《社科民法釋義學》,臺北:新學林。
  • 張永健,accepted,《物權法之經濟分析》,臺北:元照。
  • 張永健,2019,《物權法之經濟分析——所有權》,共381頁,北京:北京大學出版社。
  • 張永健,2019,《法實證研究:原理、方法與應用》,共499頁,臺北:新學林。
  • Yun-chien Chang*, Weitseng Chen, Ying Chieh Wu, 2017, Property and Trust Law in Taiwan, 154 pages, Alphen aan den Rijn: Wolters Kluwer. Relevant Links
  • 張永健,2015,《物權法之經濟分析(第一冊)——所有權》,共406頁,臺北:元照出版社。
  • Chang, Yun-chien. 2013. Eminent Domain Compensation in Taiwan: Theory and Practice. Taipei, Taiwan: Angle Publishing.) Relevant Links
  • Yun-chien Chang, 2013, Private Property and Takings Compensation: Theoretical Framework and Empirical Analysis, 204 pages, Northampton, Massachusetts: Edward Elgar. Relevant Links

Book Chapters

  • Yun-chien Chang*, William Hubbard, 2020, “Speedy Adjudication in Hard Cases and Low Settlement Rates in Easy Cases: An Empirical Analysis of Taiwanese Courts with Comparison to US Federal Courts”, editor(s): Yun-chien Chang, Selection and Decisi
  • Yun-chien Chang, 2020, “Judges Avoid Ex Post but Not Ex Ante Inefficiency: Theory and Empirical Evidence from Taiwan”, editor(s): Yun-chien Chang, Selection and Decision in Judicial Process Around the World: Empirical Inquires, pp. 160-178, Cambri
  • Yun-chien Chang, 2020, “Introduction”, editor(s): Yun-chien Chang, Selection and Decision in Judicial Process Around the World: Empirical Inquires, pp. 1-5, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • 張永健,accepted,〈法經濟分析——基本立場與教義應用〉,李晟編,《法律書評第13輯》,中國北京:北京大學出版社。
  • 張永健,accepted,〈負負得正——對《物權法之經濟分析:所有權》書評之回應〉,李晟編,《法律書評第13輯》,中國北京:北京大學出版社。
  • Wen-Tsong Chiou & Yun-chien Chang, 2018, “On Regulating and Punishing Economic Adulteration of Food”, editor(s): Chien-Liang Lee, 2015 Administrative Reg
  • Yun-chien Chang, 2017, “Empirical Description and Explanation of Civil Lawsuits in Japan, 1952–2015”, editor(s): Civil Law Research Foundation,
  • Yun-chien Chang, 2017, “Eminent Domain Law in Taiwan: New Law, Old Practice?”, editor(s): Iljoong Kim, Hojun Lee, Ilya Somin, Eminent Domain: A Comparative Perspective, pp. 93–117, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Yun-chien Chang, 2016, “The Evolution of Property Law in Taiwan: An Unconventional Interest Group Story”, editor(s): Yun-chien Chang, Wei Shen, Wen-yeu Wang, Private Law in China and Taiwan: Economic and Legal Anaylses, pp. 212-244, Cambridge: Cam
  • Yun-chien Chang, 2016, “Introduction”, editor(s): Yun-chien Chang, Wei Shen, Wen-yeu Wang, Private Law in China and Taiwan: Economic and Legal Anaylses, pp. 1-10, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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Conference Papers

  • Yun-chien Chang*, Lily Ho, Siehchuen Huang,2020,〈An Empirical Study of Wills in Taiwan〉,發表於Trust and Succession Law Workshop,Shanghai, China:Shanghai Jiao Tong University,2020-07-31。
  • Chang-ching Lin, Yun-chien Chang,2019,〈Learning or Networking? A Causal Examination of Changing in Reversal Rates〉,發表於大數據與小數據的對話,中國南京:東南大學,2019-12-21。
  • 張永健,2019,〈主題發言——比較法與法律實證研究:方法論的多重交錯〉,發表於大數據與小數據的對話,中國南京:東南大學,2019-12-21。
  • 張永健,2019,〈Do Judges Matter? An Empirical Study of State Courts in the U.S.〉,發表於實證法演講系列,臺灣臺北:中研院人社中心,2019-12-27。
  • Yun-chien Chang*, David Ta-wei Hung, Chang-ching Lin , Joseph Tao-yi Wang,2019,〈Emotional Bargaining After Litigation: An Experimental Study of the Coase Theorem〉,發表於Asian Law and Society Association 2019 Annual Meeting,Osaka, Japan:Osaka Univers
  • 張永健,2019,〈時效取得:156個法域的規定類型譜與政策反省〉,發表於個人年度學術研討會,臺灣臺北:中研院法律所,2019-12-03。
  • Yun-chien Chang & Daniel Klerman, 2019, “Settlement Rates Around the World”, paper presented at Asian Law and Society Association 2019 Annual Meeting, Osaka, Japan: Osaka University, 2019-12-12 ~ 2019-12-15.
  • 張永健,2019,〈法實證研究原理、方法與應用:以比較法為例〉,發表於教授學術論壇,新竹:交通大學科法所,2019-11-09。
  • Yun-chien Chang, Geoffrey Miller, 2019, “Do Judges Matter?”, paper presented at NYU Law and Economics Workshop, NY, NY: NYU School of Law, 2019-11-20.
  • Yun-chien Chang, Geoffrey Miller, 2019, “Regional Common Law”, paper presented at NYU Faculty Workshop, NY, NY: NYU School of Law, 2019-11-18.

Others

  • 張永健,2004,〈美國二0一鋼鐵防衛措施案爭議整理〉,《貿易調查專刊》,第12期,頁323-347。
  • 張永健*、吳典倫,2002,〈代理孕母之法律經濟分析〉,《生物科技與法律研究通訊》,第13期,頁17-36。

Thesis/Dissertation

  • Yun-chien Chang, 2009, “Takings Compensation Assessment:Theoretical Framework and Empirical Studies”, 199 pages, School of Law, New York University.
  • 張永健,2003,〈論藥品、健康食品、食品之管制〉,共240頁,法律學研究所,台灣大學。 (Chang, Yun-chien. 2003. Regulations of Food, Drugs, and Dietary Supplements. National Taiwan University College of Law Master Thesis.) Relevant Links

Edited Books

  • Thomas Miles、程金華、張永健,未出版,《法律實證研究:英文經典選讀》,中國北京:法律出版社。
  • Yun-chien Chang, 2020, Selection and Decision in Judicial Process Around the World: Empirical Inquires, 296 pages, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • 程金華、張永健,accepted,《法律實證研究:入門讀本》,中國北京:法律出版社。
  • Yun-chien Chang, Wei Shen, Wen-yeu Wang, 2016, Private Law in China and Taiwan: Economic and Legal Analyses, 347 pages, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Yun-chien Chang, 2015, Law and Economics of Possession, 364 pages, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Relevant Links
  • Yun-chien Chang, 2014, Empirical Legal Analysis: Assessing the Performance of Legal Institutions, 258 pages, London and New York: Routledge. Relevant Links
  • Chang, Yun-chien (editor). 2013. Empirical Studies of the Judicial Systems 2011. Taipei, Taiwan: Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica.) Relevant Links

Research Project Report

  • 張永健,2017,《事實審民事訴訟事件強制律師代理實證研究計畫》,司法院委託。
  • 張永健,2000,《人身保險有無複保險之適用》,共65頁,國科會獎勵大專學生參與研究計畫NSC89-2815-C002-093H委託。

Book Review

  • 張永健,2017,〈社會科學式的比較法研究——評Mark Ramseyer. 2015. Second Best Justice: The Virtues of Japanese Private Law. The University of Chicago Press〉,《中研院法學期刊》,第20卷,頁211-249。 Relevant Links
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