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Dr. Jessica Chou directs R&D for five research centers at the public policy think tank 21st Century Foundation: Digital Convergence, Bio-Agriculture, Global Health, Innovative Governance, and Knowledge Economy. She also teaches Social Informatics as an associate professor at Yuan Ze University and advises the National Communication Commission of Taiwan. In 2004, Dr. Chou was appointed Chairperson of the Taipei City Government’s Research, Development & Evaluation Commission, where she oversaw the M-Taipei Initiative, the world’s largest municipal wireless network at the time of its development in 2006. On her fellowship, she will focus on broadband and new media development; telecommunications/IT policymaking; industry innovation; and regulatory oversight. 
Professional Highlights 

※Deputy Director/R&D Advisor in Chief, 21st Century Foundation, 2009 – present 

※Associate Professor of Social Informatics, Yuan Ze University, 2003 – present 
         Specialties: telecommunication policy, regulatory
                               theories, transaction cost economics 

※Chairperson, Research, Development & Evaluation Commission, Taipei City Government, 2004 – 2006 

※Adjunct Associate Professor of Political Science, National Taiwan University, 2009 – present 

※Assistant Professor of Information Communication, Yuan Ze University, 1999 – 2003 

※Congressional Aide to Senator Annette Lu (former Vice President of Taiwan), 1993 – 1994 
※George Washington University, Ph.D. (Public Policy), 1999 

※New York University, M.A. (Cinema Studies), 1995 

※Ohio State University, M.A. (Political Science), 1993 

※National Taiwan University, B.A. (Political Science), 1991 

Fellowship Interests 
※Examine broadband and new media developments in the United States 

※Analyze the convergence and co-competition between media owners, device manufactures and telecommunication operators 

※Understand development and implementation of government broadband policy 

※Observe the role of think tanks in broadband policy formulation 

※Understand perceptions of Americans with respect to broadband development and digital convergence 



1. 周韻采 (2010)。固網寬頻之開放競爭政策。月旦法學雜誌,185,141~150。
2. 周韻采 (2010)。下世代固網管理機制: 論開放市話迴路之政策效果。法令月刊,61(1),72-73。
3. Liu, Chorng-Jian, Yuntsai Chou (corresponding author), Shyang-Hua Wu, & Yi-Shin Shih (2009). The public incumbent’s defeat in mobile competition: Implications for the sequencing of telecommunications reform. Telecommunications Policy (SSCI), 33(5-6), 272-284.
4. 周韻采、劉恩廷 (2009)。數位匯流下的層級管制。科技發展政策報導,5,38-48。
5. 劉孔中、周韻采、簡維克 (2009)。電信事業跨平台結合之競爭規範—在利益與不利益之間。第十六屆競爭政策與公平交易法學術研討會論文集,89-128。台北:公平會。
6. 周韻采 (2009)。WiMax產業推動政策-理性選擇或漸進模型?。產業議題公共政策個案研究集,1-1~1-18。台北:工研院產經中心。
7. 周韻采、李淳 (2008)。通訊匯流之法制革新與策略建議。電工通訊,4(12),6-13。
8. Chou, Yuntsai & Kung-Chung Liu (2007). Asymmetric regulation and rent-seeking behavior in Taiwan’s mobile communications. Competition and regulation with asymmetries in mobile markets, (Laurent Benzoni & Patrice Geoffron, ed.), 73-88. Paris: Quantifica Publishing.
9. Chou, Yuntsai & Kung-Chung Liu (2006). The paradoxical impact of asymmetric regulation in Taiwan’s telecommunications industry: Restrictions and rent-seeking. Telecommunications Policy (SSCI), 30(4), 171-182.
10. Chou, Yuntsai, Chiwei Lee, & Jianru Chung (2004). Understanding m-commerce payment systems through the analytic hierarchy process. Journal of Business Research (SSCI), 57(12), 1423-1430.