The development of the Department of Economics, School of Social Sciences, National Taipei University, can be traced back to the Department of Public Finance of Taiwan Provincial Junior College of Administration, established in 1949. The College was renamed as the Taiwan Provincial College of Laws & Business in 1955, and the Department was renamed as the Department of Economics in 1958. In 1961, it was transformed into the Department of Economics, School of Laws & Business, Taiwan Provincial Chung Hsin University. The Department started admitting students into its extended education program since 1964, and has implemented the dual system of regular undergraduate program and extended education program ever since. The Department was renamed in 1971 as the Department of Economics, School of Laws & Business, National Chung Hsin University, due to the University's promotion into a national university.
The Graduate School of Economics was established in 1979, offering the master program in Economics, and the doctoral program was established in 1987. Along with the undergraduate program, the graduate programs have brought up numerous excellent economic professionals for the society. In response to the social demand of human capital, the Department was expanded in 1991 with a larger student body. In compliance with the revised University Law in 1995, the Graduate School of Economics was merged into the Department of Economics. The Department has featured a complete system that comprises of the undergraduate, the extended education, the master, and the doctoral programs ever since. Since February 1st, 2000, the Department was further transformed into its current establishment, the Department of Economics, School of Social Sciences, National Taipei University.
Under rapidly changing economic circumstances, all walks of life in Taiwan grow noticeably. The excellent alumni of the Department have achieved superior performance in various vocations. Among which, our alumni are particularly active in the financial industry and in the relevant government agencies. In the trend of liberalization and globalization, Taiwan expects to become an operation center in the Asian-Pacific region, and desperately demands outstanding economic professionals. The Department proudly takes the task to bring up promising professionals.
To nourish promising economic professionals who contribute to the growing society of Taiwan, the Department gathers outstanding professors, improves research and teaching facilities, and strengthens collaboration with other academic institutions and the industry.