The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Liu, Ta-Chung (1914–1975)

  • Marc Nerlove
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Born at Beijing, China, in 1914, died at Ithaca, New York, in 1975. Ta-Chung Liu studied civil engineering in the National Chiao Tung University (BS, 1936) and Cornell University (MCE, 1937) and later economics in Cornell (PhD, 1940). Liu served as Counselor of the Chinese Embassy (1941–6), Professor of Economics in the National Tsing-Hua University (1946–8), Economist in the International Monetary Fund, Lecturer in the Johns Hopkins University (1949–58), Professor of Economics in Cornell University (1958–75), and as Chairman of the Commission on Tax Reform (1968–70) of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

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  1. Klein, L.R., M. Nerlove, and S.C. Tsiang. 1977. Ta-Chung Liu, 1914–75. Econometrica 45(2): 527–530.Google Scholar

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