Jin-Li Hu is Professor (2005/8-) at the Institute of Business and Management, College of Management (AACSB Accredited), National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) and Joint Appointment Professor at Department od Environmental and Cultural Resources, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in Taiwan. Before joining NYCU in 2002, he has taught full-time at Ming Chuan College (1995/8-96/7) and Tamkang University (1996/8-2002/7). Dr. Hu (pronounced as Dr. Who) received a B.S. degree in industrial engineering/economics from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan (1989/6) and a Ph.D. degree in economics from State University of New York at Stony Brook in USA (1995/5).

His research interests include efficiency and productivity, regional studies, and sustainable development. He does both theoretical and empirical studies. Up to November 2023, Dr. Hu has published 242 referred papers in academic journals and books, among which he has 133 WOS (79 SSCI + 34 SCI(E) + 20 Other WOS), 15 Scopus, 9 TSSCI, 7 EV2, 4 THCI, and 2 CSSCI journal papers according to non-repeated counting. His publication shows up in major journals such as Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Institutional & Theoretical Economics, B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, Empirical Economics, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Energy Policy, Applied Energy, Energy Economics, Journal of Cleaner Production, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Tourism Management Perspectives, Technovation, etc.

Professor Hu is honorably listed in the 1788-2023 World's Top Scientists and 1960-2020 World's Top Scientists, published by Elsevier and Stanford University). Dr. Hu is currently a global top 5% author in economics for 10 criteria ranked by IDEAS. He is honored with 2018 Elsevier Outstanding Reviewer, 2017 Elsevier Outstanding Reviewer, 2016 Elsevier Outstanding Reviewer, 2014 Elsevier Outstanding Reviewer, 2013 Elsevier Excellence in Reviewing, and 2012 Asia's Best Professor in Economics. He is currently an executive editor of Journal of Management and Systems (TSSCI), editor-in-chief of Journal of Taiwan Energy (TSSCI) and Corporate Management Review (TSSCI), and also in the editorial boards of Energies (SCIE), Journal of Hospitality Financial Management (Scopus), Journal of Management and Business Research (TSSCI), Taiwan Journal of Marketing Science, Journal of Energy (INSPEC in EV2), Journal of Management Research (ProQuest, EBSCO), and Journal of Chinese Management Development. Professor Hu is Vice President of Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (AAERE), the President of Taiwan Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (TAERE), and the Vice President of Association for China Economic Studies (ACES). He is currently a BOD member of Taiwan Efficiency and Productivity Association (TEPA).

Professor Hu is a BLUE-lio (BLUE-stream) economist in Taiwan. BLUE is an econometric term which stands for 'Best Linear Unbiased Estimation'. BLUE-lio is neither mainstream nor non-mainstream. Market trade is colorful and all kinds of goods and services always co-exist at any market equilibrium. He vows to be a teacher of all parties and schisms in Formosa (the Beautiful Island).

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