CTPECC-Jeff-LinDr. Chien-Fu Jeff Lin was elected as the new chair of the Chinese Taipei Economic Cooperation Committee (CTPECC) at its meeting on 7 July, 2015. Dr Lin recently succeeded Dr David Hong as the President of Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) who also served as chair of CTPECC. Prior to his current position, he served as a Professor of Department of Economics, National Taiwan University; an Associate Dean of Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, National Taiwan University; the Convener of Monetary and Public Finance Department, the National Policy Foundation; and the General Convener of Taiwan Competitiveness Forum Association.

Dr. Lin earned a Master of Arts in Economics followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from the University of California San Diego. Dr. Lin has his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts, both in Economics, from the National Taiwan University; and was awarded the Fulbrighter Honor in 2006. Dr. Lin has published many papers on Economic Policy Analysis, Macroeconomic Analysis, and Econometrics. In addition, he frequently publishes articles to share his view on current economic, political and social issues on newspapers, such as the Economic Daily News column.



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Discussion Forum

Going It Alone in the Asia-Pacific: Regional Trade Agreements Without the United States
Peter A. Petri (PIIE), Michael G. Plummer (Johns Hopkins University and East-West Center), Shujiro Urata (Waseda University) and Fan Zhai (Former Managing Director, China Investment Corporation)

The Linkage between Services and Manufacturing in the US economy
Sherry M. Stephenson, Senior Fellow, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development

Digital DNA: Disruption and the Challenges for Global Governance
Peter F. Cowhey (University of California, San Diego), 
Jonathan D. Aronson (University of Southern California)

Growth in a Time of Change
Pamela Mar, Director of Sustainability, Fung Academy | Fung Group

Why Connectivity is a starting point for real change
Pamela Mar, Director of Sustainability, Fung Academy | Fung Group

The TPP lives on – and Canada should be part of it
Hugh Stephens, Vice-chair, CANCPEC

After the TPP: What’s Next for Canada in Asia?
Hugh Stephens, Vice-chair, CANCPEC