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Junyi Liu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Economics

Phone: 949-480-4404

Fax: 949-480-4264

Email: jliu@soka.edu

Faculty - Full-Time

Education

  • Ph.D. Economics, Indiana University Bloomington, 2012
  • M.A. Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2007
  • M.A. Finance, Peking University, 2004
  • B.A. Economics and Governance, Peking University, 2002

Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Soka University of America, 2015-present.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Occidental College, 2013-2014.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Loyola Marymount University, 2012-13. 

Research Interests

  • Economic Development (Chinese Economy)
  • Public Health
  • International Economics
  • Political Economy

Selected Papers, Publications, Presentations, & Exhibits

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

  1. "A Systematic Review of Food Pantry-based Interventions in the U.S " (Joint with Ruopeng An, et al.). Accepted by Public Health Nutrition. 2019
  1. Systemic Financial Risk and Macroeconomic Activity in China, Journal of Economics and Business. Volume 102, March–April 2019, Pages 57-63. (joint with Qing He, Jingyun Gan, and Zongxin Qian)
  2. "Diet and self-rated health among oldest-old Chinese". 2018. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2018, May - June;76:125-132 (Joint with Ruopeng An, Xiaoling Xiong, and Chenghua Guan).
  1. "Functional Limitation and cognitive impairment among 80+ year old Chinese". Australasian Journal on Aging, 2016 Dec. 35(4):266-272. (Joint with Jiakun Zheng, Ruopeng An).
  2. "Fast-food and full-service restaurant consumption in relation to daily energy and nutrient intakes among US adult cancer survivors, 2003-2012". 2015. Nutrition and Health, 22(3-4):181-95 (Joint with Ruopeng An).
  3. "Local Labor Market Fluctuations and Physical Activity among Adults in the United States, 1990-2009". 2012. ISRN Public Health,Volume 2012 (Joint with Ruopeng An).

Revised and Resubmitted Papers:

  1.  “Trade Openness and the Obesity Epidemic: A Cross-national Study of 175 Countries during 1975–2016 " (Joint with Ruopeng An et al.) revised and resubmitted to Annals of Epidemiology.
  2. "Bureaucratic Integration and Business Cycle Synchronization" (Joint with Qing He, Chang Xue and Shaojie Zhou). revised and resubmitted to China Economic Review.

Working Papers:

  1. "International Tax Competition, Transfer Pricing and Tax Haven" (Joint with Michael Alexeev and Leslie Young). Working Paper.
  2. "Taxation of the Financial U.S. Multinationals and Transfer Pricing” Working Paper.
  3. "Taxation, Corruption, and the Activity of the U.S. Multinationals" (Joint with Michael Alexeev and Leslie Young). Working Paper.

Courses Taught at SUA

  • Macroeconomics, International Economics, Principle of Economics, Introduction to Paci c Basin, Development Economics.
  • Learning Cluster: A tale of two cities through economic lenses: Los Angeles and Beijing; I and II.
  • Learning Cluster: Social Enterprise and Economic Development: San Francisco and Hong Kong; I and II.

Selected Honors & Awards

  • Graduate Students Economics Fellowship, Indiana University, 2009
  • Fee Scholarship of Arts and Science, Indiana University, 2007 to 2012
  • Government Scholarship, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2005 to 2007

Biography

The main research interests of Dr. Junyi Liu are focused on Development Economics (Chinese Economy), Public Health, and International Economics (Corporate Taxation). He has taught such Learning Cluster classes as A tale of two cities through economic lenses: Los Angeles and Beijing; I and II and Social Enterprise and Economic Development: San Francisco and Hong Kong; I and II.