Hsin-Ling Hsieh

Hsin-Ling Hsieh headshot

Dr. Hsin-Ling Hsieh

Ph.D. Economics, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A. Economics, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A. Economics, National Taiwan University
B.A. Economics, National Taiwan University

Dr. Hsin-Ling Hsieh is a Professor of Economics at NMU. She was born in Taiwan, formerly known as “Formosa,” meaning “Beautiful Island.” Her hyphenated first name can be briefly translated as “Happy.” Her last name means “Thank you.” Therefore, she let her students call her Professor Happy Thank-you. But if students would like to learn the way to pronounce her name in Chinese, she welcomes it – just note the silent H letters, take i and e in her last name as the vowel symbols /i/ and /e/, and then they can do it!

Dr. Hsieh earned her Ph.D. in Economics at UCLA. Her fields of research are Labor and Demographic Economics, International Economics, and Economic Development. She has published research works in various journals. Her 2008 publication in Contemporary Economic Policy analyzed how National Health Insurance in Taiwan raised the probability of retirement among elderly workers lacking an adequate traditional “safety net.” Her 2015 coauthored publication in Demography, the flagship journal of the Population Association of America,measured the impact of National Health Insurance on intergenerational coresidence in Taiwan.

Dr. Hsieh has been the faculty advisor to two student organizations since 2006. They are Economics Student Association and Falun Dafa Student Association.

Dr. Hsieh likes traditional culture and enjoys classical music. Her favorite is the performance of Shen Yun Performing Arts, the world’s premier classical Chinese dance and music company based in New York. Please feel free to stop by Dr. Hsieh’s office to see her collection of beautiful posters of Shen Yun.