To train industrial economics and law experts and provide policy suggestions to businesses, government agencies, investors through basic research, teaching, and outreach programs.
The institute’s legal studies division was established in 1999 and accepts students with basic training in economics. The division offers courses in the interdisciplinary field of law and economics, including corporate law, security regulations, antitrust law, intellectual property law, telecommunications law and policy, and administrative law and the regulatory process. These courses are designed to bring together knowledge of economics and the relevant legal theories. The institute is now building up a collection of books and academic periodicals to support teaching and research in legal studies.
The institute’s master's program emphasizes theoretical and empirical training in industrial economics. The program accepts twenty-five students each year, 17 in economics division and 8 in legal studies division. The core courses for the economics division consist of 12 credit hours of Economics Theory, Industrial Economics and Econometrics. On the other hands, core courses for the legal studies division consist of 19 credit hours of Economic Analysis of Law, Fair-Trade Law, Cooperate Law and Industrial Organization. In addition, each student in the master's program has to take 12 credit hours of elective courses and a 8 credit hour seminar course.
The institute’s Ph.D program is designed to provide training in advanced theory and analytical methods in industrial economics. Each student is required to take 12 credit hours of advanced courses and a minimum of 9 credit hours of electives. A thesis is needed to fulfill the requirement for both the master's and Ph.D degrees.
Research and student training of the institute are supported by advanced computing and networking facilities, and a modern library. The University’s main library contains more than two hundred economic periodicals and at least ten economic-related databanks which can be accessed online. The institute also has a long-term academic relationship with the Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica, which is a leading research institute. The institute has jointly organized international conferences, and workshops with Academia Sinica’s Institute of Economics. Some research fellows from the Academia Sinica’s Institute of Economics also support the institute’s teaching.
Established in 1985, the Institute of Industrial Economics was the first academic institution in Taiwan to offer graduate studies in this field. The institute currently offers graduate programs at both Masters and doctoral levels, with these programs being directed toward preparing students for careers in academia, government and the private sector. The emphasis of the main program is placed upon three core areas of economics: theory, industrial economics and applied economics, enabling students to develop a level of expertise in macro- and microeconomic theory, industrial organization, econometrics, game theory, anti-trust theory, competition and regulations, research and development, international economics, labor economics and environmental and resource economics.