Jin-Li Hu is Professor (2005/8-) at the Institute of Business and Management, College of Management (AACSB Accredited), National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) in Taiwan. Before joining NYCU in 2002, he has taught full-time at Ming Chuan College (1995/8-96/7) and Tamkang University (1996/8-2002/7). Dr. Hu (pronounced as Dr. Who) received a B.S. degree in industrial engineering/economics from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan (1989/6) and a Ph.D. degree in economics from State University of New York at Stony Brook in USA (1995/5).

His research interests include efficiency and productivity, regional studies, and sustainable development. He does both theoretical and empirical studies. Up to July 2021, Dr. Hu has published 218 referred papers in academic journals and books, among which he has 116 WOS (70 SSCI + 29 SCI + 17 Other WOS), 10 Scopus, 9 TSSCI, 7 EV2, 4 THCI, and 2 CSSCI journal papers according to non-repeated counting. His publication shows up in major journals such as Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Institutional & Theoretical Economics, B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, Empirical Economics, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Energy Policy, Applied Energy, Energy Economics, Technovation, etc.

Professor Hu is honorably liste in the 2021, 2020 Global Top 2% Science-wide Authors (Published by Elsevier and Stanford University). Dr. Hu is currently a global top 5% author in economics for 10 criteria ranked by IDEAS. He is honored with the 2018 Elsevier Outstanding Reviewer, 2017 Elsevier Outstanding Reviewer, 2016 Elsevier Outstanding Reviewer, 2014 Elsevier Outstanding Reviewer, 2013 Elsevier Excellence in Reviewing, and 2012 Asia's Best Professor in Economics. He is currently an executive editor of Journal of Management and Systems (TSSCI), editor-in-chief of Journal of Taiwan Energy (TSSCI) and Corporate Management Review (TSSCI), and also in the editorial boards of Energies (SCIE), Journal of Management and Business Research (TSSCI), Taiwan Journal of Marketing Science, Journal of Energy (INSPEC in EV2), Journal of Management Research (ProQuest, EBSCO), and Journal of Chinese Management Development. Professor Hu is the president of Taiwan Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (TAERE) and vice president of Association for China Economic Studies (ACES). He is currently also in the BOD of Asian Association of Envieonmental and Resource Economics (AAERE) and Taiwan Efficiency and Productivity Association (TEPA).

Professor Hu has been enriching his own training on general management. For instance, he attends 2009 Harvard Global Colloquium for Participant - Centered Learning and 2008 IVEY Case Teaching Workshop. He makes a living out of teaching and offers many courses across disciplines of economics, management science, finance, and law. Despite of his heavy administrative and publication loads, he has to teach 4-6 courses in every semester in NCTU. He encourages the students to pursue their life development instead of merely exam scores.

Dr. Hu grew up in a Taiwanese family and speaks both of the Mandarin and Fukienese very well. His first Chinese ancestor to Taiwan, Cho-Yu Hu, was the founder of Mingchi Academy as the first academy in northern Taiwan. Dr. Hu inherits his ancestor's obligation to guard Taiwan with knowledge and education.

Professor Hu is a BLUE-lio (BLUE-stream) economist in Taiwan. BLUE is an econometric term which stands for 'Best Linear Unbiased Estimation'. BLUE-lio is neither mainstream nor non-mainstream. Market trade is colorful and all kinds of goods and services always co-exist at any market equilibrium. He vows to be a teacher of all parties and schisms in Formosa (the Beautiful Island).

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