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Sun Ling Wang

Agricultural Economist


Sun Ling Wang (also known as Sun, Ling) is an Economist with the Structure, Technology and Productivity Branch in the ERS's Resource and Rural Economics Division. Her responsibility focuses on measuring and conducting research on U.S. agricultural productivity. Her research interests also include agricultural policy, development economics, and international economics.


Sun Ling received her Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and an M.S. and B.S. in Agricultural Economics from National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan.

Professional Affiliations:

Sun Ling is a member of the American Economic Association, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, the International Association of Agricultural Economics, and the Western Economic Association.

Selected Publications:

Wang, Sun Ling, Paul Heisey, Wallace Huffman, and Keith Fuglie, "Public R&D, Private R&D, and U.S. Agricultural Productivity Growth: Dynamic and Long-run Relationships", American Journal of Agricultural Economics, forthcoming.

Ball, Eldon, David Schimmelpfennig, and Sun Ling Wang. "Is U.S. Agricultural Productivity Slowing?". Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, forthcoming.  

Wang, Sun Ling and Fred Gale. "China's Agricultural Productivity Growth: Strong but Uneven", Amber Waves, June 2013. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Wang, Sun Ling, Francis Tuan, Fred Gale, Agapi Somwaru, and James Hansen, "China's Regional Agricultural Productivity Growth in 1985-2007: A Multilateral Comparison". Agricultural Economics, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp. 241–251, March 2013.

Fuglie, Keith, and Sun Ling Wang. Productivity Growth in Global Agriculture Shifting to Developing Countries. Choices, 4th Quarter 2012, 27(4).

Wang, Sun Ling, Eldon Ball, Lilyan Fulginiti, and Alejandro Plastina, "Accounting for the Impacts of Public Research, R&D Spill-ins, Extension, and Roads in U.S. Agricultural Productivity Growth", Agricultural Productivity: An International Perspective, CABI. September 2012.

Wang, Sun Ling, David Schimmelpfennig, and Keith Fuglie, 2012, "Is Agricultural Productivity Growth Slowing in Western Europe?", Agricultural Productivity: An International Perspective, CABI. September 2012.

Fuglie, Keith, Sun Ling Wang, and Eldon Ball, "Introduction to Volume", Agricultural Productivity: An International Perspective, Keith Fuglie, Sun Ling Wang, Eldon Ball (Eds.), CABI. September 2012.

Fuglie, Keith O., Sun Ling Wang, and V. Eldon Ball (editors), 2012, Productivity Growth in Agriculture: An International Perspective, CABI.

Fuglie, Keith and Sun Ling Wang "New Evidence Points to Robust but Uneven Productivity Growth in Global Agriculture", Amber Waves, September 2012. Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Ball, Eldon and Sun-Ling Wang, 2012. Productivity Growth in U.S. Agriculture. Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators, 2012. Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-98) 55 August 2012 Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Heisey, P., Wang, S., Fuglie, K., "Public Agricultural Research Investment Drives Productivity Growth", Amber Waves, March 2012. Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Heisey, Paul, Sun Ling Wang, and Keith Fuglie. "Public Agricultural Research Spending and Future U.S. Agricultural Productivity Growth: Scenarios for 2010-2050", USDA-ERS Economic Brief No. 17, July 2011.

MacDonald, James, Sun Ling Wang, "Foregoing Subtherapeutic Antibiotics: the Impact on Broiler Grow-out Operations," Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy (2011) volume 33, number 1, pp. 79-98.

Wang, Sun Ling. "Is U.S. Agricultural Productivity Growth Slowing?" Amber Waves, volume 8, issue 3, 2010.

Wang, Sun Ling, "Book Review--Persistence Pays: U.S. Agricultural Productivity Growth and the Benefits from Public R&D Spending", European Review of Agricultural Economics, vol. 37 Issue 3, September 2010.

Sun, Ling, Lilyan E. Fulginiti and Yo-Chan Chen. "Taiwanese Industry Competitiveness when Outward FDI is Defensive," Journal of Asian Economics21 (2010) 365-377.

MacDonald, James, Sun Ling Wang. "Broiler Producers Search for Alternatives to Antibiotics," Amber Waves, volume 7, issue 4, 2009.

Kassel, Kathleen, James M. MacDonald, and Sun Ling Wang. "Productivity Growth Drives Expanded Agricultural Production," Amber Waves, volume 6, issue 3, 2008.

Sun, Ling, Lilyan E. Fulginiti, and E. Wesley Peterson. "Accounting for Agricultural Decline with Economic Growth in Taiwan," Agricultural Economics36:181-190, 2007.

Sun, Ling and Lilyan E. Fulginiti. "Accounting for Taiwan GDP Growth: Parametric and Nonparametric Estimates," JCSA (Journal of the Chinese Statistical Association)45:74-98, 2007.

Chen, Yu-Cheng, Ling Sun, and Chih-Wei Peng. "Commercial Banks Performance in Taiwan," Int. J. Business Performance Management, Vol. 7, No. 4, 2005.

Sun, Ling. "Terms of Trade, FDI, Trade Flows and Taiwan's Economic Growth," Annual Report of College of Management, Vol. 4, June 2004.

Sun, Ling. "The Price Discrimination Behavior of U.S. Agricultural Exports," Annual Report of College of Management, Vol. 3, June 2003.

Sun, Ling. "The Application of DEA Approach-An Introduction of Malmquist Index," Journal of Accounting, Vol. 9, May 2003.

Sun, Ling. "Role of Openness in Economic Growth-A Literature Review," Annual Report of College of Management, Vol. 2, June 2002.

Sun, Ling. "Economic Growth, Technical Progress and the Measurement of Productivity," Journal of Accounting, Vol. 8, May 2002.

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