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C. Y. Cyrus Chu's Select Publications


Gauthier, Anne H., C. Y. Cyrus Chu, and Shripad Tuljapurkar. 2007. Allocating Public and Private Resources Across Generations: Riding the Age Waves. London : Springer.

Journal Articles

Chu, C. Y. Cyrus, and Ron Lee. 2012. "Sexual dimorphism and sexual selection: A unified economic analysis." Theoretical Population Biology, 82(4): 355363. DOI. Abstract.

Lee, Ron, and C. Y. Cyrus Chu. 2012. "The evolution of transfers and life histories." Experimental Gerontology, 47(10): 803-806. DOI. Abstract.

Chu, C. Y. Cyrus, Yu Xie, and Ruoh-rong Yu. 2011. "Coresidence with elderly parents: a comparative study of Southeast China and Taiwan." Journal of Marriage and Family, 73(1): 120-135. PMCID: PMC3364674. DOI. Abstract.

Chu, C. Y. Cyrus, Hung-Ken Chien, and Ron Lee. 2010. "The evolutionary theory of time preferences and intergenerational transfers." Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 76(3): 451-464. PMCID: PMC3014627. DOI. Abstract.

Chu, C. Y. Cyrus. 2010. "A two-sex life history model of handicap signaling." Journal of Theoretical Biology, 263(2): 219-226. DOI. Abstract.

Chu, C. Y. Cyrus, Ruey Tsay, and R. Yu . 2008. "Intergenerational transmission of sex-specific differential treatments: The allocation of education resources among siblings." Social Science Research, 37(2): 386-399. DOI. Abstract.

Chu, C. Y. Cyrus. 2008. "Biodiversity Decline and Population Externalities." Journal of Population Economics, 21(1): 173-181. DOI. Abstract.

Chien, Hung-Ken, and C. Y. Cyrus Chu. 2008. "Sale or Lease? Durable-Goods Monopoly with Network Effects." Marketing Science, 27(6): 1012-1019. DOI. Abstract.

Chu, C. Y. Cyrus, and Ron Lee. 2008. "Explaining the optimality of U-shaped age-specific mortality." Theoretical Population Biology, 73(2): 171-180. PMCID: PMC2291574. DOI. Abstract.

Chu, C. Y. Cyrus, Yu Xie, and Ruoh-rong Yu. 2007. "Effects of Sibship Structure Revisited: Evidence from Intra-Family Resource Transfer in Taiwan." Sociology of Education, 80(2): 91-113.

Chu, C. Y. Cyrus, and Ronald D. Lee. 2006. "The Coevolution of Intergenerational Transfers and Longevity: An Optimal Life History Approach." Theoretical Population Biology, 69(2): 193-201. PMCID: PMC1513193. DOI. Abstract.

Tsay, Wen-Jen, and C. Y. Cyrus Chu. 2005. "The Pattern of Birth Spacing During Taiwan's Demographic Transition." Journal of Population Economics, 18(2): 323-336. DOI. Abstract.

Chen, Kong-pin, and C. Y. Cyrus Chu. 2005. "Internal Control and External Manipulation: A Model of Corporate Income Tax Evasion." RAND Journal of Economics, 36(1): 151-164. Abstract.

Chu, C. Y. Cyrus, and Emerson Niou. 2005. "The Strategy of Ambiguity in Electoral Competition." Academia Economic Papers, 33(3): 279-302.

Chu, C. Y. Cyrus, and Cheng-ying Huang. 2004. "On the Definition and Efficiency of Punitive Damages." International Review of Law and Economics, 24(2): 241-254.

Chen, Minsheng, C. Y. Cyrus Chu, and Huei-chung Lu. 2002. "Bequest Division and Population Growth: A Linear Extinction Probability Approach." Journal of Population Economics, 15(2): 243-259.

Chu, C. Y. Cyrus, and R. Yu. 2002. "Population Dynamics and Biodiversity Decline: A Survey of the Literature." Population and Development Review, 28: S126-S143.

Tan, Leslie, and C. Y. Cyrus Chu. 2002. "A Generalized Analysis of the Effect of Business Taxes on the Location Choice Under Uncertainty." Regional Science and Urban Economics, 32(2): 201-219.

Chu, C. Y. Cyrus, and Ching Tai. 2001. "Ecosystem Resilience, Specialized Adaptation and Population Decline: A Modern Malthusian Theory." Journal of Population Economics, 14(1): 7-19.

Chu, C. Y. Cyrus, and Wen-Fang Liu. 2001. "A Dynamic Characterization of Rawls' Maximin Principle." Constitutional and Political Economy, 12(3): 255-272.


Chu, C. Y. Cyrus, and Ruoh-Rong Yu. 2006. "Kinship Networks and Intergenerational Transfers." In Allocating Public and Private Resources across Generations edited by Gauthier, Anne H. Dordrecht : Springer.

Chu, C. Y. Cyrus. 2001. "Population Dynamics: Theory of Nonstable Population." In International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences edited by Hoem, J.

Chen, Tain-Jy, and C. Y. Cyrus Chu. 2001. "Cross-strait Economic Relations: Can They Ameliorate the Political Problem?" In Taiwan's Presidential Politics: Democratization and Cross-Strait Relations in the Twenty-first Century edited by Alagappa, Muthiah. 215-235. M.E. Sharpe.