Where Law and Economics Meets


"Ernest Rutherford said that science is either

physics or stamp collecting, by which he meant, I take it, that it is either

engaged in analysis or in operating a filing system. Much, and perhaps

most, legal scholarship has been stamp collecting. Law and economics,

however, is likely to change all that and in fact has begun to do so." 

                             -Ronald Coase-


Current Positions

   Professor Chen has a Bachelor’s degree in Law from National Taiwan University, and a Master’s degree in Law (LL.M) from Soochow University in Taiwan. He obtained his other LL.M degree from Duke University, and a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) degree from Northwestern University in the United States. He is now teaching full time as a Professor of Law in the Department of Financial and Economic Law at Chung Yuan Christian University. His major fields of academic interest are antitrust law and policy, economic regulations, and law and economics. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on competition law, European union law, economic law, IPRs and antitrust, tort law, and economic analysis of law. He has published widely on antitrust and related issues in Chinese and English, mainly from the perspective of economic analysis. His most recent publications include:

  1.  A Market-based and Synthesized Approach to Controlling Price Gouging (International Journal of Private Law, 2011)
  2. Marching Through the Next Twenty Years: Recent Developments of the Taiwan Fair Trade LawCompetition Policy International Asia Antitrust Column-1(4), 2012)
  3. The LCD Cartel: Impacts and Implications for the Competition Policy of Taiwan, (in William E. Kovacic, An Antitrust Tribute-Liber Amicorum, Vol. II , Nicolas Charbit & Elisa Ramundo ed., Institute of Competition Law, September, 2014)
  4. Cartels under the Taiwan Fair Trade Act: An Evolutionary Perspective, (in Cartels in Asia: Law & Practice, Thomas Cheng, Sandra Marco Colino, & Burton Ong ed., Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, March 2015)
  5. Justifications and Limitations for Adopting Divergent Competition Policy and Law in Emerging Economies, (Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, Vol. 43, No. 4, 2015).
  6. New Enforcement Trend for Vertical Restraints After Implementation of the 2015 Amendments to the Taiwan Fair Trade Act: A Preliminary Analysis, (Competition Law International, Vol. 12, No. 1, April 2016)
  7. Patent Assertion Entity in Merger Review in Taiwan: Issues of Characterization and Remedies, (in Patent Assertion Entities and Competition Policy, D. DANIEL SOKOL ed., Cambridge University Press, January 2017)
   Professor Chen served as Commissioner of the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) from 2007 to 2010 before resuming his academic career. During his term at the TFTC, he was responsible for the agency’s international affairs, in addition to his case-reviewing obligations. He supervised submissions and led delegates to annual meetings of the OECD Competition Committee in Paris. His familiarity with international competition laws and policies has made him a regular speaker on related topics to both government agencies and private companies. He was an expert witness for the TFTC in a famous cement cartel case in 2005. His testimony and opinions assisted to the TFTC’s successful prosecution of the cartel in the court.  

Experience

  • Professor & Department Chair, Department of Financial and Economic Law, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan (August 2015 to January 2016)
  • Commissioner, Cable Radio and Television Review Committee, The Executive Yuan, Taiwan (2010-2016)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Financial and Economic Law, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan (February 2014 to July 2015)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Financial and Economic Law, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan (February 2010 to January 2014)
  • Commissioner, Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (2007-2010)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Financial and Economic Law, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan (August 2006 to January 2007)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration, Tamkang University (2004-2006)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, Tamkang University (1998-2004)

Education 

  • Bachelor of Law, Department of Law, National Taiwan University (1987)
  • Master of Law, Graduate School of Law, Soochow University (1992)
  • Master of Law (LL.M), Duke University (1994)
  • Doctor Of Juridical Science (SJD), Northwestern University (1998)


Contact Information

  • Department of Financial and Economic Law, Chung Yuan Christian University, 200 Chung Pei Road, Chung Li, Taiwan 32021
  • E-mail: andy.acchen@gmail.com; acchen@cycu.edu.tw
  • Phone: 886-3-2655525; Skype: acchen71