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Dr. Yang-Ming Chang

Yang-Ming ChangPh.D., State University of New York - Buffalo, 1985

319 Waters Hall

Chang is Professor of Economics. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His research interests include applied microeconomic theory and policy, international trade, and industrial organization. Chang has concentrated his recent research projects on the economics of peace, the general equilibrium analysis of bargaining with endogenous and increasing destruction, as well as issues related to strategic trade policies, regional trade agreements, resource conflict, market competition, and the environment.

Chang was an inaugural recipient of the William L. Stamey Teaching Award, first presented in 1988-1989 by the College of Arts & Sciences. Along with teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, Chang has supervised 22 Ph.D. students and 11 Master's students.  Students who were under Chang's supervision now work at government agencies or academic institutions. Based on statistics from RePEc, a prominent ranking service in the economics profession, Chang is ranked in the top 5% of economists nationally according to the record of his research with supervised students. As a winner of the Ronald N. Gaches Lifetime Teaching Award, Chang was recognized during the Arts and Sciences commencement ceremony, December 8, 2018, at Bramlage Coliseum.

Chang’s research work has appeared in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Political Economy, Canadian Journal of Economics (2), Economic Inquiry, Southern Economic Journal (3), Labour Economics, Journal of Population Economics (3), Economics Letters (2), Information Economics and Policy (2), International Review of Economics and Finance (2), Open Economies Review, Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, Review of International Economics, Japan and the World Economy, Pacific Economic Review, Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Defence and Peace Economics (4), Journal of Sports Economics, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Public Finance Review, Review of Law and Economics, European Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Regulatory Economics, and Public Choice.