Professor Chen served as a commissioner at Taiwan Fair Trade Commission from 2007 to 2010 before resuming its academic career at Chung-Yuan Christian University. He is now teaching full time as an associate professor in its Department of Financial and Economic Law. During his term at the TFTC, he was responsible for a significant portion of the agency’s international affairs in addition to the case-reviewing obligation. He supervised the submissions and led delegates to the annual meetings of OECD Competition Committee. The experiences have enhanced his familiarity with international competition laws and connection to enforcement agencies of other jurisdictions. On behalf of the TFTC, he had made presentations concerning recent developments of Taiwan Fair Trade Act to Hungarian agency and Taiwan’s incorporation of OECD Competition Assessment Toolkits in the OECD meeting in 2008. Recently, Professor Chen has been invited by government agencies and several private companies and associations to speak on the case of LCD international cartel, in which several major Taiwanese companies were involved, and to offer advices on how to design a company’s global competition strategies.
Professor Chen’s major fields of academic interest are antitrust law and policy, and law and economics. He teaches courses on competition law, economic law, introduction to Anglo-American Law, IP and antitrust, and economic analysis of law in both the undergraduate and graduate programs of the Department. He has published widely on antitrust and related issues, mainly from the perspective of economic analysis. In 2010, he presented a paper on the implications from competition law principles for controlling price gouging at an international conference hosted by Association of International IT Lawyers in Barcelona. That paper was awarded the “Best Academic Paper” of the conference and was later published under the title of “A Market-based and Synthesized Approach to Controlling Price Gouging” in International Journal of Private Law. Professor Chen is currently working on several academic projects, including the study on merger remedies, strategic use of IPRs, international cartel, unilateral conducts by dominant firms, and the theoretical foundations of economic law. His most recent paper “Understanding Economic Law as Law and Economics: A Suggested Framework and its Implications” has been accepted for oral presentation at an international conference hosted by Athens Institute of Education and Research in July.