Bachelor, National Taiwan University, 1965. Bachelor of Philosophy., Oxford University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1972.
Assistant professor University California, Berkeley, 1972—1977. Faculty research fellow National Bureau Economic Research, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1976—1977. Associate professor University Toronto, 1977—1980, professor economics, 1980—1985.
Associate professor Princeton University, 1980—1981, University Southern California, Los Angeles, since 1985. Associate editor Econometrica, 1981—1984, Econometrics Review, since 1982. Served to Second lieutenant Taiwan Air Force, 1965-1966.
Consultant Ontario Hydro, Toronto, 1980. Member of American Statistical Association, American Economic Association, Econometric Society.
Married Amy M.Y. Chen, June 28, 1975. Children: Irene, Allen.