Liangxin Fan, born in 1932 in Xiamen, was enrolled in Department of Economics of Taiwan University in 1952. Fan came to the University of Minnesota after he graduated from Taiwan University, and received a doctorate degree in economics in 1966.
After graduation, Fan became a professor at Kensas State University till 1968 when he transferred to Colorado State University till his retirement in 2006.
Fan’s research focuses on economic theories, currency theories and policies, political economic theories and policies, economic development and international trade. He has made many contributions to the economic policy development in Taiwan.