SemesterFall Semester, 2017
DepartmentThe International Master Program of Applied Economics and Social Development (IMES) , First Year The International Master Program of Applied Economics and Social Development (IMES) , Second Year
Course NameContemporary Issues on International Financial Markets
InstructorLIN TSO-YU
Course TypeElective
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule
Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

YiHsien Yu (, Claire Ke (  (, and HuiShuang Tseng ( They are master students in the Dept. of Land Economics in NCCU. They will be attending this class as well.



Temp: class participation 20%, Individual/Team presentation and report 40%, final exam 40%.

Textbook & Reference


1.The Economists

2. Mishkin, F. (2014) The Economics of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets (10th ed.), Pearson.

3. Lin, T. Calvin (2014) Real Estate Managements不動產投資管理,林左裕(第五版, 5th ed.), 智勝書局Bestwise Publishing Co.

4. Brueggeman, W. and J. Fisher. (2011) Real Estate Finance and Investments. Irwin.

5. Clauretie, T. and G. S. Sirmans. (2011) Real Estate Finance, Prentice Hall.

6. Lin, T. Calvin (2009) Financial Derivatives 衍生性金融商品,林左裕。 智勝書局Bestwise Publishing Co.

7. Journal References in English: J. of Real Estate Finance and Economics, J. of Real Estate Research, J. of Real Estate Literature, Real Estate Economics, J. of Money, Credit and Banking, J. of Housing Research, J. of Housing Economics J. of Finance, J. of Fixed Income, The Review of Financial Studies, J. of Futures Markets, J. of Housing Research Urban Studies, Housing Study, Habitat International, Regional Science and Urban Economics “Economics Review” by the Fed. Reserve Bank in the US, J. of Real Estate Portfolio Management Review of Financial Economics, Housing Finance International, International Real Estate Review, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Wall Street Journal, Business Week.

My Recent Published Paper (related to this class, in English, cited)

Academic Journals:

  1. Lin, Tsoyu Calvin (2016) “Modeling Property Bubble Dynamics in Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain' Journal of European Real Estate Research, (coauthored with P. Klotz and S. Hsu).

  2. Lin, Tsoyu Calvin (2015) "The Relationship between Real Estate Investment Trusts and Real Estate Markets," Journal of Contemporary Management, 4(2), pp. 29-46 (coauthored with Yi-Fen Chiu).

  3. Lin, Tsoyu Calvin (2014) "Global Commodity Prices, Economic Activity and Monetary Policy: The Relevance of China," Resources Policy, 42, pp. 1-9 (SCI, coauthored with P. Klotz and S. Hsu).

  4. Lin, Tsoyu Calvin (2012) “Dynamic Modeling of Real Estate Investment Trusts and Stock Markets,” Economic Modelling, 29, pp. 395-407 (SSCI, coauthored with C.C. Lee and M. S. Chien).

  5. Lin, Tsoyu Calvin (2011) “The Valuation and Demand Analysis of the Reverse Mortgage,” Journal of Valuation, No. 5,pp. 1-34(coauthored with Huang and Yang).

  6. Lin, Tsoyu Calvin (2011) "Are Stock and Real Estate Markets Integrated? An Empirical Study of Six Asian Economies”, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 19, pp. 571-585 (coauthored with Tsong-Han Lin).

  7. Lin, Tsoyu Calvin (2010) "Enhancement of the predictive accuracy in logistic regression model by optimal threshold," Journal of Statistics and Management Systems, 12(2) (coauthored with T. Chen & H. Yang ).

  8. Lin, Tsoyu Calvin (2007) “The Development of REIT Markets and Real Estate Appraisal in Taiwan,” Journal of Real Estate Literature, 15(2), pp. 281-300 (FLI, Publication of American Real Estate Society).

  9. Lin, Tsoyu Calvin (2004) “A Study on the Termination Behavior of Residential Mortgages in Taiwan,” Journal of Agricultural Economics, 76, pp. 209-235 (TSSCI).

Int’l Conferences: (related to this class, in English, cited)

  1. Lin, Tsoyu Calvin (2016) “The Influence of Housing Prices on Household Expenditure and Fertility Rate --- Japan’s Experience,” 2016 International Conference of American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA),Alicante, Spain (co-authored with Cheng-Yeh Wu).

  2. Lin, Tsoyu Calvin (2015) The Influence of House Prices on Economic Growth and Consumption, 2015 Joint Conference of American Real Estate Society (ARES), Asia Real Estate Society (AsRES) and Global Chinese Real Estate Congress, Washington, D.C., U.S. (co-authored with Hsu and Lin).

  3. Lin, Tsoyu Calvin (2013) Property Bubbles and the Driving Forces in the PIGS Countries, 2013 Annual Conference of European Real Estate Society (ERES), Vienna (co-authored with Philipp Klotz and S.H. Hsu).

  4. Lin, Tsoyu Calvin (2013) The Relationship between Housing Price and Low Fertility Rate --- The Case of Taiwan as An Example, 2013 AsRES International Conference, Kyoto, Japan (co-authored with Shu-Ping Jian).

  5. Lin, Tsoyu Calvin (2012) The Relationship between REITs and Real Estate Transaction Prices--- A Comparison of Taiwan and the U.S. , 2012 AsRES-AREUEA Joint International Conference, Singapore, (co-authored with YiFen Chiu).

  6. Tsoyu Calvin Lin (2011) “Monetary Policy, Inflation and Housing Price in the U.S.,” 2011 American Real Estate Society (ARES) Conference, Seattle, U.S. (Coauthored with T.H. Lin).

Urls about Course
Lecturer Introduction: Professor Tsoyu Calvin LIN(林左裕教授), Distinguished Professor, NCCU; Current position: Dean, Office of General Affairs, NCCU. Distinguished Professor, Department of Land Economics, NCCU Fulbright Campus Advisor, NCCU. Experiences: Deputy Dean, College of Social Sciences Director, Int’l Master’s Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (IMAS) Professor, “Futures and Options”, Nationwide Education TV channel (ChungHua TV), Taiwan. Ph.D., (1996) Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA Dept. of Urban and Regional Science (major in Real Estate and Housing Finance), Board Director of the Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES) Fulbright visiting professor, Fisher Real Estate and Urban Economics Center, Hass Business School, UC Berkeley, CA., USA. Visiting professor, College of Business, Appalachian State University, N.C., USA. Visiting professor, College of Management, Beijing University of Technology, China. Professor, International Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Member of Consulting Committee: Taipei MRT Land Development Funds, Taiwan Labor Insurance Funds Management, Taiwan Postal Corp. Insurance Fund Management, Taipei District Court on Real Estate Appraisal… Professor Contact Tel: (O)+886-2-29393091 ext. 62098; Email:, or