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Eric Chiang, Ph.D. - Florida Atlantic University. Boca Raton, FL, US

Eric Chiang, Ph.D. Eric Chiang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Florida Atlantic University


Eric Chiang's research interests include: international economics, economics education, and intellectual property rights.






Dr. Eric Chiang - Lecture Capture at FAU College of Business Economics: Principles for a Changing World Around the World in 80 Hours with Eric Chiang: 6th Ed. 2018 Around the World in 80 Hours with Eric Chiang: 3rd Ed. 2014 Around the World in 80 Hours with Eric Chiang: 2nd Ed. 2013




Eric Chiang has published 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals. In 2009, he was selected by students as the Distinguished Teacher of the Year, the highest teaching honor at Florida Atlantic University.

Areas of Expertise (5)


Intellectual Property Rights

International Economics

Economics Education


Education (3)

University of Florida: Ph.D., Economics 2002

University of Florida: M.A., Economics 1999

University of Nevada Las Vegas: B.A., Economics 1996

Selected Media Appearances (3)

Holey Moley! FAU prof hopes to ace Stephen Curry’s mini-golf TV show

Sun Sentinel  


“For me, it was a thrill of being invited to the show," recalled Chiang, who flew out to Los Angeles to record his episode, which was filmed on the former set of ABC’s “Wipeout” summer show. “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

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FAU professor to compete on ABC's new show 'Holey Moley'



"I was at a tournament last year and they had a representative from the show calling for auditions and we had to submit a video audition, and I thought, 'That is something I have got to do,' ” said Chiang.

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A Quick Study of Successful Business Models

Florida Trend  online


Eric P. Chiang travels the world studying economics in other countries. He puts together 8-minute videos that reveal “how economic decision-making is tailored to the circumstances facing each country.”

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Selected Articles (5)

The Effect of Military Occupations on Growth


Vishwasrao Sharmila, Schneider Matthew, Chiang Eric

2019 A substantial literature exists on the effects of military expenditures on economic growth, yet no study has analyzed the effects of military occupation other than in anecdotal cases. This paper uses a panel of 214 countries from 1950 to 2013 to study how economic growth is impacted by different forms of military occupation.

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Evaluating the Effect of Online Principles Courses on Long-Term Outcomes

International Review of Economics Education

Bosshardt William, Chiang Eric

2018 This paper analyzes the long-term effects of the format by which students take microeconomic principles. We analyze whether an online format affects student performance in subsequent economics courses, willingness to take more economics courses, and the likelihood of majoring in economics.

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Using Technology to Complete the Natural Learning Path in a Principles of Economics Course

Journal of Economics Teaching

Vazquez Jose, Chiang Eric

2018 Higher education is rapidly changing due to the convergence of two powerful trends: an improvement of our understanding of how students learn and the rise of...

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Fiscal Decentralization and Institutional Quality on the Business Environment,

Economics Letters

Escaleras Monica, Chiang Eric

2017 Using country panel data from 2004 to 2012, we empirically analyze the effect of fiscal decentralization on the likelihood of business-friendly environments. Our results show that fiscal decentralization improves the business environment and the effect is strongest among lower-income countries.

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The power of a simple verbal explanation: Evaluating the efficacy of narrated feedback

International Review of Economics Education

Vazquez Jose, Chiang Eric

2017 The explosion of online resources has changed the way assessments are designed and implemented. Students learn more when they have an opportunity to review their mistakes, an objective to which online homework systems contribute substantially.

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