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 lets her students call her
Professor Happy Thank-you. 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
in Demography, the flagship journal of the Population Association of America,
measured the impact of National Health Insurance on intergenerational living arrangement in Taiwan.
Dr. Hsieh has been the faculty adviser to two student organizations at NMU since 2006. They are
Economics Student Association (ESA) and Falun Dafa Student Association.

Dr. Hsieh enjoys classical music. She likes to study traditional culture as well. She is currently
doing research about the beneficial effects that traditional culture brings to the economic
development of a society. Dr. Hsieh’s 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 Shen Yun posters.

Professor Hsing-Ling Hsieh