Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) was
established on September 1, 1976 by Dr. Chen-Fu Koo as the first
private independent think tank in Taiwan. The main purpose of the
institute is to actively engage in research on domestic and foreign
macroeconomics and industrial economics in order to provide consultations
to the government and enterprises and to promote Taiwan’s economic
Under the guidance of several Presidents of the institute - Dr.
Sho-Chieh Tsiang, Dr. John C. H. Fei, Dr. Tai-Ying Liu, Dr. Rong-I
Wu, Dr. David S. Hong, and Dr. Chien-Fu Jeff Lin - and with the continuous efforts from
the staff, TIER has been growing rapidly and generated important
research results. In response to management and development needs
following the increase in research contract and the expansion of
operations, the institute was reorganized and enlarged in September,
Currently, the Chairman of the Board is Dr. Chih-Kang Wang, and the President of the institute is Dr. Chien-Yi Chang. The goal of TIER is to promote both domestic and international economic research and advance exchanges and co-operations with other international institutions.
For the past 40 years, TIER successfully built up its professional
reputation among other think tanks in Taiwan. Research reports,
industrial consultations, economic forecasts, and various publications
produced by the institute are highly acclaimed.
TIER actively participate in dealing with international affairs
and this enable it to gain a solid understanding of global trends,
to provide forward-looking analysis with a global perspective, and
to formulate optimal policy alternatives for the businesses and
Additionally, TIER has been making a concerted effort to assist
the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) in the operations of the
Industrial Development Advisory Council.
Following domestic and international political, economic and social
changes, it is likely that future industrial economic problems will
become increasingly complicated. As such, there is a growing need
for large-scale professional research institutes to conduct research
on the emerging issues and to provide the decision makers with relevant
TIER, with excellent professional and intensive experience, will
continue providing high-quality economic advisory services to the
government and the private enterprises.