Dr. Ta-Chen Wang, Department of Economics

  • Contact Information

  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Office Location: Tahoe 3019
  • Office Hours: Mon 1:30-3:00 Thu 1:15-2:45 Or by appointment
  • E-mail: tachen.wang@csus.edu
  • Office Phone: (916) 278-7112
  • Mailing Address: Sacramento State 6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6043


    • Fall 2014
    • ECON 1A: Introduction to Macroeconomic Analysis [on Aplia]
    • ECON 135: Money+Banking [on SacCT]


    • Publishing pays: Economists’ salaries reflect productivity" with Suzanne O'Keefe, Social Science Journal 50:1 (Mar 2013) 45-54.
    • "Financial Market and Industry Structure:A Comparison of Banking and Textile Industry between Boston and Philadelphia in Early Nineteenth Century" in Economic Evolution and Revolution in Historical Time, edited by Paul Rhode, Joshua Rosenbloom, and David Wieman, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 2011
    • "Paying Back to Borrow More: Reputation and Bank Credit Acces in Early America"Explorations in Economic History 45:4 (October 2008) 477-488.
    • "Banks, Credit Markets, and Early American Development- A Case Study of Entry and Competition" Journal of Economic History 68:2 (June 2008) 438-461.

Research Projects/Interests

    • My main research interest is on banking in early 19th century United States.  Recently, I became interested in the labor market, especially productivity and compensation for academics.

Professional Associations

    • American Economic Association
    • Economic History Association
    • Cliometrics Society


    • Ph.D. in Economics, Stanford University
    • M.A. in Economics, National Taiwan University
    • B.B.A in Finance, National Taiwan University