Recent Publications

CIB prides itself on its affiliation with authors of innovative publications, popular economic journals, and academic books, as well as for reports for business, government and non-profit research organizations.

stack of publications

Chen, Shih-Fen and Chya-Yi Liaw (forthcoming) "The Coincidence of Private Branding and Foreign Sourcing: Is There a Causality Direction?" Journal of Business Research 

Chen, Shih-Fen, Hubert Pun and Lucas Wang (2017) “A Pricing-Error Rule on Share Distribution in Equity Joint Ventures: The Bayesian Approach,” Managerial and Decision Economics

Tseng, Chiung-Hui and Shih-Fen Chen (2017) “Do Firms with More Alliance Experience Outperform Others with Less? A Three-Level Sigmoid Model and Moderating Effects of Diversification,” Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences

Sun, Francis and Shih-Fen Chen (2017) “The Role of Business Entertainment in Economic Activities: A Transaction Governance Perspective and Propositions,” Management and Organization Review

Chen, Shih-Fen and Chya-Yi Liaw (2019)  “Branding Right Allocation and Governance of Cross-Border Collaboration: The Instance of International Hotels,” Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Copenhagan, Denmark

Chya-Yi Liaw and Shih-Fen Chen (2019) “Branding Options and Room Rates of International Franchise Hotels: Empirical Evidence from China,” Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Copehagan, Denmark

Tseng, Chiung-Hui and Shih-Fen Chen (2018) “Realigning Incentives of Acquires and Acquirers: Leveraging Stock and Cash Payments,” Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Chen, Shih-Fen (2018) “Symmetrizing Internalization Theory for 21st-Century MNEs,” Academy of International Business Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Liaw, Chya-Yi and Shih-Fen Chen (2018) “The Dangers of Franchisee Anonymity: When Should Foreign Chains Allow Local Developers to Co-brand International Franchise Hotels?” Academy of International Business Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Chen, Shih-Fen (2017) “Hollowing out of US Manufacturing Sectors: The Enabling Role of National Retail Chains,” Academy of International Business Meeting, Dubai, UAE.

Chen, Shih-Fen and Chya-Yi Liaw (2017) “A Principal-Agent View on International Hotel Branding,” Academy of International Business Meeting, Dubai, UAE.

Alden, Edward "The World Is Closer Than Ever to Making Corporations Pay Up" Foreign Policy, April 27th, 2021

Alden, Edward "The Human Cost of Endless Pandemic Border Closures" Foreign Policy, April 26th, 2021

Alden, Edward "It’s time for Trudeau to reopen the border" The Globe and Mail, April 5th, 2021

Alden, Edward "Biden Should Dump the Trump Playbook on Trade With ChinaForeign Policy, January 28th, 2021

Alden, Edward "Biden’s Bold Gamble on Immigration Is About America’s Future" Foreign Policy, January 21st, 2021

Alden, Edward "Why the World Should Root for the EU in Brexit Talks" Foreign Policy, December 11th, 2020

Alden, Edward "Report Sheds Light on How Biden’s Future NSC Chief Wants to Reshape U.S. Foreign Policy" Foreign Policy, December 7th, 2020

Alden, Edward "China and Europe Won’t Get Any Relief on Trade From Biden" Foreign Policy, November 6th 2020  

Alden, Edward "Even If Biden Wins, America May Still Be Crippled by Trump" World Politics Review, October 6th, 2020

Alden, Edward "No, Biden Will Not End the Trade Wars" Foreign Policy, October 2, 2020

Alden, Edward "Foreign Students Are the Latest Target of Trump’s War on ImmigrantsWorld Politics Review, September 29th, 2020

Alden, Edward "Preparing for a World Without the World Trade Organization" World Politics Review, September 22nd, 2020

Alden, Edward "The World Needs to Reopen Borders Before It's Too Late" Foreign Policy, August 25th, 2020

Alden, Edward "Trump’s Trade Wars, and Now COVID-19, Are Unraveling Trade as We Know It" World Politics Review, August 18th 2020

Alden, Edward "Trump Is Escalating the Trade Fight With Europe—and There’s No Easy Way OutForeign Policy, July 24th, 2020

Alden, Edward "Trump Has Exposed the Hollow Vision of an Integrated North America" World Politics Review, July 14, 2020

Alden, Edward "Can an Open World Exist After COVID-19?" World Politics Review, June 20th, 2020 

Alden, Edward "Trump’s Anti-Immigration Crusade Is About to Strike at the Heart of the U.S. Economy" Foreign Policy, June 18th, 2020. 

Alden, Edward "The Cold War Playbook of Economic Isolation Won’t Work Against China" World Politics Review, May 26th 2020. 

Alden, Edward "No, the Pandemic Will Not Bring Jobs Back From China," Foreign Policy, May 26th 2020. 

Alden, Edward "Want to Reverse ‘America First’? Start by Rejoining the TPP" World Politics Review, June 2nd 2020. 

Alden, Edward "Crackdown by U.S. Customs and Border Protection likely to drive a deeper wedge between Canada and U.S." Vancouver Sun, February 3rd 2020

Roots and Offshoots of Current U.S. Trade Policy,” in Luis A.V. Catao and Maurice Obstfeld eds., Meeting Globalization’s Challenges, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2019.

Penny Pritzker and Edward Alden, “The National and Economic Security Imperative of Helping More Americans Adapt and Thrive,” in Aspen Strategy Group, Technology and National Security: Maintaining America’s Edge, The Aspen Institute, 2019.

Alden. Edward "The Next Stage of the U.S.-China Trade War Will Be Much Worse" World Politics Review, August 20, 2019

“Trump Hired Robert Lighthizer to Win a Trade War. He Lost,” Foreign Policy, August 2, 2019.

“What’s Next in U.S. Trade Policy? Is Uncertainty the Only Certainty?” Keynote Speech to the Yeutter Institute for International Trade and Finance Annual Summit, Lincoln, NE, October 10, 2019.

“Trade Wars and the Global Trading Order: Reform or Collapse”, Seminars at Steamboat, Steamboat Springs, CO, July 8, 2019.

“The Global Trading System: What Went Wrong,Japan Spotlight, May, 2019.

“Changing Economic Fortunes for Americans: Implication for Foreign Policy,” in Daniel S. Hamilton and Teija Tiilikainen eds., Domestic Determinants of Foreign Policy in the European Union and the United States, Center for Transatlantic Relations, 2018.

Alden, Edward "In the NAFTA Deal, Trump Got What Democrats Couldn’t" Politico Magazine, October 2, 2018

Alden, Edward "Trump’s Deal With Mexico: A New NAFTA?Council on Foreign Relations, August 28th, 2018

“Is Border Enforcement Effective? What We Know and What it Means,” Journal on Migration and Human Security, August 8, 2018

Pritzker, Penny, John Engler, Edward Alden and Laura Taylor-Kale, Alden, Edward, The Work Ahead: Machines, Skills and U.S. Leadership in the Twenty-First Century, Independent Task Force Report No. 76, Council on Foreign Relations, 2018

“Trump and the Rise of Protectionism,” Conference on Coping with the Backlash Against Globalization, University of California, Berkeley, October, 2018.

“President Trump, NAFTA and the Future of U.S. Trade Policy,” Tower Center, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, April, 2018.

“The Future of International Trade and the U.S. Economy,” The Aspen Institute Society of Fellows, Aspen, CO, March 2018.

Edward Alden and Robert E. Litan, A New Deal for the Twenty-First Century, Renewing America Discussion Paper, Council on Foreign Relations, May 2017.

Alden, Edward, "Trump’s Trade Warrior Takes the Fight to Beijing" Politico Magazine, March 14th 2017

Alden, Edward, Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy, Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

Alden, Edward, The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration and Security Since 9/11, Harper Collins, 2008.

A Policy Perspective on Outward Foreign Direct Investment by Chinese State-Owned Enterprises, Frontiers of Economics in China Vol. 4 Issue 11, December 2016

Intellectual Property Rights and the Promotion of Biologics, Medical Devices, and Trade in Pharmaceuticals, The Fraser Institute, October 14, 2016

Warning for Canada - government red tape burdens U.S. productivity, Fraser Forum, May 31, 2016

Technological Change and Its Implications for Regulating Canada's Television Broadcasting Sector, The Fraser Institute, May 25, 2016

Government Protection of Domestic Communications as National Defense: Assessing Canadian Government Policies, American Review of Canadian Studies, February 2016

Patient user fees are compatible with universal health care, The Fraser Institute, January 27, 2016

Select Cost Sharing in Universal Health Care Countries, The Fraser Institute, January 2016

Transportation Costs and Trade Clusters: Some Empirical Evidence from U.S. Customs Districts, Research in Transportation Business & Management Systems Vol. 17, 2015, pp. 67-73 (with Paul Storer)

An Economic Assessment of the Investment Canada Act, The Fraser Institute, May 2015

“International Trade” In Robert Kolb, The Sage Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (2015)

“Social Cost” in Robert Kolb, ed., The Sage Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (2015)  

Host governments should not treat state-owned enterprises differently than other foreign investors,Columbia FDI Perspectives, No. 138, January 5, 2015

An Assessment of Future Bilateral Trade Flows and their Implications for U.S. Border Infrastructure, December 2014, BPRI Research Report No. 21 (with Paul Storer)

Regulation and the international competitiveness of U.S.-based companies,Competitiveness Review, Vol. 24 Iss: 5, pp. 378-392, 2014

The Entertainment Industries, Government Policies, and Canada's National Identity, The Fraser Institute, March 2014

A 'Prehistory' of Multinational Enterprises: Looking into the Past to Prepare the Future, International Business Perspectives, 14, 19-21

China Needs to Complement Its 'Going-Out' Policy with a 'Going-In' Strategy, (with Karl P. Sauvant),Columbia FDI Perspectives, No. 121, May 2014

Ownership Structure and Innovation: An Emerging Market Perspective, (with with Jing Li, Xiaoxiang Zhang and Daniel M. Shapiro),Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 31(1), 1-24

China's Regulatory Framework for Outward Foreign Direct Investment, (with Karl P. Sauvant),China Economic Journal, 7(1), 141-163

Jongwook Kim. Forthcoming. Formal and Informal Governance in Biotechnology Alliances: Board Oversight, Contractual Control, and Repeated Deals. Industrial and Corporate Change.

Claire Lending - European board structure and director expertise.pdf, Research in International Business and Finance, September 2016