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Faculty Spotlight: Chien-Ping Chen

Chien-Ping Chen

Associate Professor of Economics

Phone: 281-275-8811

Brazos Hall 339 (Sugar Land)


Chien-Ping Chen

Dr. Chien-Ping Chen received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Houston. Before coming to UHV, he served as a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Houston. In his service at UHV, in addition to several Best Paper awards by international conferences, Dr. Chen received the ENRON Teaching Excellence Award in 2005. The government of Taiwan also recognized his contribution to education with the Award of Taiwan Distinguished Teacher in the U.S. in 2009.

Dr. Chen teaches business statistics, managerial economics, economics for managers, and healthcare economics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. His research interests lie mainly in applied microeconomics related to decision-making of industry regulation and strategic pricing. In addition, he contributes to the literature of technical analysis in finance. Dr. Chen has presented his research at several international conferences of economics and has published in esteemed journals including the Journal of Regulatory Economics, Atlantic Economic Journal, Journal of Global Business, International Journal of Economics and Finance, and International Business and Economics Research Journal. He also consulted with firms in the Houston area, including Houston Lighting & Power (now Reliant Energy) and MGM Marketing, for pricing simulation development and statistical technique application. Since 2008, in order to develop students' communication skills in teamwork with international participants, Dr. Chen has been leading the UHV Study Abroad Taiwan Program in the summer. He also facilitates UHV's alliance with Taiwanese universities.

He is a member of the American Economic Association, the Western Economic Association International, and the American Society of Health Economists.

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. - University of Houston, Economics, 1999
  • M.A. - University of Houston, Economics, 1994
  • B.A. - National Taiwan University, Economics, 1991

Courses Taught at UHV

  • ECON 3305 - Managerial Economics
  • ECON 6300 - Selected Topics in Economics
  • ECON 6351 - Economics for Managers
  • ECON 6361 - Managerial Economics
  • HCAD 4354 - Economics for Healthcare
  • QMSC 6351 - Statistics and Research Methods

Selected Research

  • Qin, Lijian, Chen, Chien-Ping, Liu, X., Wang, C., Jiang, Z., (2014). Health Status and Earnings of Migrant Workers from Rural China China and World Economy
  • Kagochi, John, Chen, Chien-Ping, (2013). Are Remittances to Sub-Saharan Africa altruistic or for self-interest? Evidence from Kenya International Journal of Economics and Finance
  • Chen, Chien-Ping, Metghalchi, Massoud, (2012). Weak-Form Market Efficiency: Evidence from the Brazilian Stock Market International Journal of Economics and Finance
  • Chen, Chien-Ping, Chen, Yuh-Jia, (2011). Evaluation of Instructional Technologies in Cyberspace Economics Teaching: Does Hyperlink Really Matter? Atlantic Economic Journal
  • Chen, Chien-Ping, Metghalchi, Massoud, Garza-Gomez, Xavier, (2011). Technical Analysis of the Danish Stock Market Business Studies Journal
  • Garza Gomez, Xavier, Metghalchi, Massound, Chen, Chien, (2010). Technical Analysis: Evidence from the Mexican Stock Market The Business Review, Cambridge
  • Chen, Chien-Ping, Peng, Xiaoyun, (2010). The Impact of Hyperlink on Online Course Design: A Case Study of MBA Economics Course The Business Review, Cambridge
  • Chen, Chien-Ping, (2009). A Puzzle or a Choice: Uniform Pricing for Motion Pictures at the Box Office Atlantic Economic Journal
  • Metghalchi, Massoud, Glasure, Y., Garza-Gomez, X., Chen, Chien, (2007). Profitable Technical Trading Rules for the Austrian Stock Market Journal of Business and Economics Research
  • Metghalchi, Massoud, Garza Gomez, Xavier, Chen, Chien, (2006). Trading Breakout Rules: Evidence from South Korea The Business Review, Cambridge

Honors and Achievements

  • 2009: TECO 2009 Distinguished Teacher Awards

    The Cultural Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston presented the 2009 Distinguished Teacher Awards to educators who were once the citizens of Taiwan, Republic of China, and who have achiev - Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Houston

  • 2007: Best Paper in Track: E-Commerce and Pricing - ACME Conference
  • 2005: Winner of Enron Teaching Excellence Award - University of Houston-Victoria
  • 2003: Winner of the Best Peer Review Paper. - 15th Annual Conference of Association for Global Business Conference
  • 2002: Nominee of Enron Teaching Excellence - UHV
  • 1998: Winner of USAEE Scholarship - 19th USAEE/IAEE Annual North American Conference