Staff Directory


Junyi Liu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Economics

Phone: 949-480-4404

Fax: 949-480-4264


Faculty - Full-Time


  • PhD, Indiana University Bloomington
  • MA, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • M.A. Finance, Peking University
  • BA, Beijing (Peking) University

Positions Held

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

Research Interests

  • International Economics
  • Economic Growth/Development
  • Public Health and Public Economics
  • Political Economy

Selected Papers, Publications, Presentations, & Exhibits

  • "Local Labor Market Fluctuations and Physical Activity among Adults in the United States, 1990-2009", joint with Ruopeng An, volume 2012, ISRN Public Health.
  • "Fast-food and full-service restaurant consumption in relation to daily energy and nutrient intakes among US adult cancer survivors, 2003–2012", joint with Ruopeng An, volume 22 (3-4) pp 181-195, Nutrition and Health.
  • "Functional Limitation and cognitive impairment among 80+ year old Chinese", joint with Jiakun Zheng, Ruopeng An, 2016, Australasian Journal on Aging.
  • "Diet and self-rated health among oldest-old Chinese", joint with Ruopeng An, Xiaoling Xiong, and Chenghua Guan, Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Accepted.
  • "Taxation, Corruption, and the Activity of the U.S. Multinationals", joint with Michael Alexeev and Leslie Young. Under Review.
  • "Bureaucratic Personnel System and Synchronization of Regional Economic Activity: Evidence from China", joint with Qing He, Chang Xue and Shaojie Zhou. Under Review.
  • "Systemic Financial Risk and Macroeconomic Activity in China", joint with Qing He and Zongxin Qian. Under Review.
  • "Effectiveness of Food Pantry-based Interventions on Diet and Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review", joint with Ruopeng An, Junjie Wang, Emily Loehmer and Jennifer McCaffrey. Under Review.
  • "International Tax Competition, Transfer Pricing and Tax Haven", joint with Michael Alexeev and Leslie Young. Working Paper.
  • "Lobbying, Public Capital and Endogenous Growth", joint with Michael Alexeev and Michael Kaganovich. Working Paper.
  • "Taxation of the Financial U.S. Multinationals and Transfer Pricing", joint with Yao-Yu Chih. Working Paper.
  • "Network Analysis of Status Concerns and Benevolence", joint with Yao-Yu Chih. Working Paper.

Courses Taught at SUA

  • International Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Principle of Economics
  • Introduction to Pacific Basin
  • Learning Cluster

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