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Chen Liu

Ph.D. Candidate – Department of Economics

Office: Sequoyah hall 232

UCSD Email: chl110@ucsd.edu

Department of Economics
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive # 0508
La Jolla, CA 92093-0508

Research Interests

I am an international economist. My research blends theoretical, computational, and empirical work to study questions across international trade, migration, regional economy, and Chinese economy. My job market paper develops a multi-sector spatial general equilibrium model featuring heterogeneous firms’ and workers’ endogenous location choice to quantify several determinants of China’s export surge. My other papers investigate 1) the aggregate and distributional effects of a skill-based US immigration reform, and 2) the determinants and consequences of labor allocation across occupations.

Education

  • Ph.D. Economics - U.C. San Diego - 2019 (expected)
  • M.A. International Affairs, U.C. San Diego - 2011
  • B.S. Mathematics, Tongji University - 2009

Fields

  • Primary : International Economics
  • Secondary : Regional Economies, Chinese Economy, Macro-Development

Honors and Awards

NBER Pre-Doctoral Fellow in High Skill Immigration, 2015-2016

References

Gordon Hanson (Chair)
U.C. San Diego
Department of Economics
Ph: (858) 822-5087
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David Lagakos
U.C. San Diego
Department of Economics
Ph: (310) 926-5043
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Natalia Ramondo
U.C. San Diego
Global Policy and Strategy (GPS)
Ph: (858) 534-2660
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