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Research Interests

Labor Economics, Public Economics, Applied Microeconometrics, Economics of China

Recent Publications

Published Papers

Liu, K. Wage Risk and the Value of Job Mobility in Early Employment Careers, (2017) Journal of Labor Economics, forthcoming
Chan, M. K. and Liu, K. Life-Cycle and Intergenerational Effects of Child Care Reforms, (2017) Quantitative Economics, forthcoming
Liu, K. Insuring against health shocks: health insurance and household choices, (2016) Journal of Health Economics
Aaberge, R., Liu, K. and Zhu, Y. Political uncertainty and household savings, (2016) Journal of Comparative Economics
Liu, K. Explaining the gender wage gap: estimates from a dynamic model of job changes and hours changes, (2016) Quantitative Economics

Recent Activities

Labour Markets, Human Capital and Public Policy - Publication Date: 2017-03-22
Costas Meghir, Hanming Fang, Magne Mogstad, Gordon Dahl and Chris Walters will all be speaking at the Labour Markets, Human Capital and Public Policy Conference. This will be held on 9th of May 2017, between 9.00am and 5.00pm, in Winstanley theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects

Risk and Return in Human Capital Investments (JHOJ)


PIIA Paper 7 - Michaelmas - Labour Supply, Demand and Human Capital
Diploma Prep Course - Microeconomics
MPhil S301 - Applied Econometrics
PhD 12 - Empirical Micro

PhD Students


Salvatore Lattanzio
PhD Title: Firms, Labour Cost Adjustment and the Gender Wage Gap: The Role of Workplace Heterogeneity in the Labour Market
Research: Labour economics, Inequality, Gender wage gap
Benjapon Prommawin
PhD Title: An Essay on International Reserves Adequacy for Emerging Asian Countries
Shengjuan He
PhD Title:


Taehee Oh
PhD Title: The Effects of Social Labour Policies and Changes in Circumstances on the Labour Supply

Dr Kai Liu

University Lecturer

Research Group:
Empirical Microeconomics

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Contact Details
Room: 31
Office Hours: Thursdays 11:00am - 12:30pm