This is the home page of Dr. Sung Tzu-Wen. Not the founder of the Central Bank of China and the former Chinese Prime Minister Sung Tzu-Wen (Soong Tse-Ven) or the famous Taiwanese cram school teacher Sung Tzu-Wen but the “reinventing-the-wheel” economist Sung Tzu-Wen.

My favorite quote is this one from David D. Friedman, “The principal effect of economic analysis is to change not the conclusions but the arguments—for both sides of any controversial issue.”


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About Me

At present (2024), I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Business & Trade, the Chief Executive Officer of East Asia Research Center, and the Director of Admissions at Aletheia University, Taiwan.

From January to July 2008, I was the founding Chief Executive Officer of Taiwan Electronic Governance Research Center (which is supported by the Research, Development and Evaluation Commission of the Executive Yuan, Taiwan) and the Postdoctoral Fellow of the Taiwan Governance and Technology Center in the College of Social Sciences at National Chengchi University, Taiwan.

Fall of 2007 I earned my Ph.D. degree in Economics at Claremont Graduate University in the United States and started to teach a course on Principles of Economics in the Department of Global Politics and Economics at Tamkang University Lanyang Campus, Taiwan.

My various affiliations are as follows: Aletheia University (2008 to present); Taiwan Electronic Governance Research Center (2008); National Chengchi University (2008); Tamkang University (2007 to 2008); Claremont Graduate University (2002 to 2007); Taipei County Ming Chih Junior High School (2002); North Coast Patrol Office (2000 to 2001); National Dong Hwa University (1998 to 2000); National Taiwan University (1994 to 1998).


Kon, M., Kung, L. -S. & Sung, T. -W. (2022). 2022 Meiguo tonghuopengzhang de yuanyin ji dui zhongguodalu de yingxiang [Causes of 2022 US inflation and its impact on mainland China]. Zhonghua zhanlue xuekan [Chinese Strategic Studies Review], 111(Winter), 1-63.

Kon, M., Kung, L. -S. & Sung, T. -W. (2020). “Meizhongmaoyizhan" dui Taiwan de yingxiang ji Taiwan de duice [U.S.-China trade war: Impact on Taiwan and strategies for Taiwan]. Zhonghua zhanlue xuekan [Chinese Strategic Studies Review], 109(Spring), 191-249.

Lin, K. -J., & Sung, T. -W. (2019). The Hon Hai acquisition of Sharp and its effects on the both companies. In Graduate School of Regional Innovation Studies, Mie University (Ed.), Proceedings of the Joint IWRIS2019 and TPJ-IAC2019 (pp. 166-169). Mie, Japan: Mie University.

Kon, M., Sung, T. -W. & Kung, L. -S. (2019). How an exporter faces the challenges from the maker. Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing, 15(2), 55-68.

Kon, M., Kung, L. -S. & Sung, T. -W. (2018). How should China use “B & R initiative” to expand its exports. Journal of Emerging Issues in Economics, Finance and Banking, 7(1), 2487-2500.

Sung, T. -W. (2015). Bitcoin reconsidered: Quite a bit of innovation, not a bit of coin. In Graduate School of Regional Innovation Studies, Mie University (Ed.), Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on Regional Innovation Studies (pp. 25-27). Mie, Japan: Mie University.

Sung, T. -W. (2015). AIIB—the new game of great powers: Implications for Taiwan’s participation. In C. -P. Lo, K. -J. Lin, & C. -T. Kuo (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2015 AUCFE–JSDS International Conference (pp. 131-138). New Taipei City, Taiwan: AUCFE.

Hsieh, K. -Y., & Sung, T. -W. (2014). Industry transferring abroad and industry hollowing out. Meijo Asian Research Journal, 5(1), 43-61.

Sung, T. -W. (2010). An economic analysis of the development strategies of Taiwanese private universities under the world financial crisis. Journal of Huanghe S&T University, 12(1), 17-21+29.

Sung, T. -W. (2007). Resolving the legitimacy problems: A case study of the shooting in Taiwan’s 2004 presidential election. China: An International Journal, 5(2), 335-348.


Department of International Business & Trade
Aletheia University
No. 32, Zhenli St., Tamsui Dist.
New Taipei City 251306, Taiwan, (R.O.C.)

Phone: +886-2-2621-2121 Ext. 8109


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