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Dr. Shih-Hsien Chuang

Dr. Shih-Hsien Chuang



2600 Colden Hall



Personal Website

Joined Northwest in 2018

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. Philosophy, Economics; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2018 
  • Visiting Ph.D. Student, Economics; University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017
  • M.A. Applied Economics; University of Houston, 2013
  • B.A. Economics and Mathematics; University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012

Courses Taught

  • ECON 52151: Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 52353: Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON 52451: Econometrics
  • MGMT 54660: Data Mining for Business Applications
  • Statistics, Principles of Macroeconomics (at UNL)

Academic Interests

  • Primary: Public Economics, Industrial Organization
  • Secondary: Urban and Regional Economics, Labor Economics, Public Administration

Scholarly Activity


  1. Chuang, S. (2020). Cost Pass-through in the Airline Industry: Price Responses and Asymmetries. Economics Bulletin, 40(1), 639-652.
  2. Chuang, S. (2020). Aviation Taxation and Tax Incidence. Forthcoming at Applied Economics.
  3. Liao, W., & Chuang, S. (2020). Examining the Patterns and Causes of Local Budget Changes: Incrementalism or Punctuated Equilibrium Theory. Forthcoming at Journal of Public Administration (Taiwan).
  4. Chuang, S. (2020). The Passenger Facility Charge: What Is It? And Do We Need It? Regulation, 42(4), 34-38.
  5. Chuang, S. (2020, March 09). Congress Sadly Eyes a Tax On U.S. Air Travel. Retrieved August 29, 2020, from

Working Papers/Work-in-Progress

  1. Chuang, S., & Park, J. (2020). Quality Provision of A Smaller Major Airline Merger.
  2. Chuang, S. (2020). Salient or Not? The U.S. Air Travel Ticket Tax.
  3. Park, J., & Chuang, S. (2020). 4. Labor Obstacles to Business Operations in Transition Economies.
  4. Liao, W., Chuang, S., Song, X., & Maher, C. S. (2020). Is Citizen Participation Associated with Municipal Governments’ Fiscal Conditions?

Student Group Advisement

  • Faculty advisor for the Northwest Financial Markets Organization (2019-)

Other Professional Experience

  • Member of Professional Organizations: American Economic Association, Southern Economic Association
  • Western Economic Association International, National Tax Association