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Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) 2005f
7th floor, No16-8, Tehui Street Taipei 104, Taiwan
tel:886-2 2586 5000 fax:886-2 2586 8855

Organizational Status: Independent NGO, founded in 1976.

General Description: TIER is a privately funded research institute specializing in macro-economics, industrial analysis, energy conservation, and financial regulation. Aiming at establishing itself as a leading applied economic research in Taiwan, TIER provides consulting services to the government, enterprises, and academics so as to advance economic development in Taiwan. TIER's economic research and analysis provide decision-makers in both the public and private sectors with a wide range of strategic policy advice.

Annual Budget: USD 9.5 million (2003)

Staff: 217 (122 research, 95 administrative/support)

Executive Officers:
Dr. WU, Rong-I (President)
Dr. HONG, David-S. (Vice President)
Ms. CHOU, Shya-Li (Information Services)
Dr. CHAN, Man-Jung (Director, International Affairs Division)
Ms. HO, Li-Chen (Director, Department of Administration)
Mr. CHEN, Tong-Ying (Acting Director, Tokyo Office)

Public Relations:
Ms. HSU, Su-Fong (PR Affairs)

(As of November, 2004)

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