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Dr. Shih-Hsien Chuang

Dr. Shih-Hsien Chuang

Associate Professor of Economics

“Stay connected and stay on top of the material. Do not fall behind. Ask if you need assistance.”

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. in Economics – University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2018
  • Visiting Ph.D. Student, Economics – University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017
  • M.A. in Applied Economics – University of Houston, 2013
  • B.A. in Economics and Mathematics – University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012

Career Highlights:

  • I received my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. My dissertation was on the U.S. airline industry. My research interests are in public economics and industrial organization.
  • I have published a few journal articles, including collaborations with the Cato Institute. Recently my research is focused on airline taxes and mergers.
  • I have also received multiple teaching excellence awards at UNL. Making sure my students are successful is a top mission in my academic career.

In which online program(s) do you teach?

M.S. in Data Analytics

In what ways do you connect with online students?

Discussion board is the main way to stay connected with online students. I watch college football!

Why did you start teaching?

I learned a lot from my professors. It is my turn so that students can learn from my experience.

What advice would you give to your online students?

Stay connected and stay on top of the material. Do not fall behind. Ask if you need assistance.

What qualities make someone particularly successful in the field in which you teach?

Be able to adapt quickly, be able to self-learn and be able to think independently.

What do you do when you need a laugh?

I have two cats. One who has been with me since college and a kitten.

Tell us something your students may not know about you:

I watch college football and basketball a lot. Since I attended both Wisconsin and Nebraska, many people ask me which team I support when the Badgers play the Cornhuskers. What do you think? “Go Big Red” or “On Wisconsin?” I definitely love to jump around!

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