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Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

Published Papers

Chan, M. K. and Liu, K. Life-Cycle and Intergenerational Effects of Child Care Reforms, (2017) forthcoming in Quantitative Economics
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
Liu, K., Salvanes, K.G. and Sørensen, E.Ø. Good skills in bad times: cyclical skill mismatch and the long-term effects of graduating in a recession, (2015) European Economic Review

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
PIIB Paper 1 - Michaelmas - Policy Evaluation
Diploma - Microeconomics
MPhil S301 - Applied Econometrics

Dr Kai Liu

University Lecturer

Research Group:
Empirical Microeconomics

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Contact Details
Room: 46
Office Hours: Thursdays 11:00am - 12:30pm