Institute for Economic and Social Research
Shimeng Liu

Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae


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  Professional Experience

Oct. 2022 – Present           Associate Professor, Institute for Economic and Social Research,

                                           Jinan University, Guangzhou, China

Aug. 2016 –  Sep.2022       Assistant Professor, Institute for Economic and Social Research,

                                           Jinan University, Guangzhou, China

Aug. 2014 – July 2016      Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Lusk Center for Real Estate,

                                          Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

June 2011 – Dec. 2012     Research Associate, Center for Policy Research, Syracuse University


  Ph.D., Economics, Syracuse University, May 2014

 Advisors: Stuart S. Rosenthal, Eleonora Patacchini, John M. Yinger

  M.A., Economics, Syracuse University, December 2011

  B.S., Economics, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, June 2009

  Research Fields

Urban and Real Estate Economics, Labor Economics, Chinese Economy


Journal Articles 

   Shimeng Liu, 2015. “Spillovers from Universities: Evidence from the Land-Grant Program,” Journal of Urban Economics 87, 25–41.


   Qianqian Cao and Shimeng Liu, 2016. “The Impact of State Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Laws on Higher-Risk Lending: Evidence from FHA and Subprime Mortgage Originations,” Journal of Real Estate Research 38:4, 505–538.


   Shimeng Liu, 2017. “Agglomeration, Urban Wage Premiums, and College Majors,” Journal of Regional Science 57:4, 611–630.

   Shimeng Liu, Weizeng Sun and John Winters, 2019. “Up in STEM, Down in Business: Changing College Major Decisions with the Great Recession,” Contemporary Economic Policy 37:3, 476-491.

   Shimeng Liu and Xi Yang, 2020. “Property Tax Limits and Female Labor Supply: Evidence from the Housing Boom and Bust,” Journal of Housing Economics 50, 101714.

   Shimeng Liu, and Xi Yang, 2021. “Human Capital Externalities or Consumption Spillovers? The Effect of High-skill Human Capital across Low-skill Labor Markets”, Regional Science and Urban Economics 87,103620

   Shimeng Liu, and Sisi Zhang, 2021. “Housing Wealth Changes and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Urban China,” China Economic Review 69, 101656


   Jing Li, Liyao Li, Shimeng Liu, forthcoming. “Attenuation of Agglomeration Economies: Evidence from the Universe of Chinese Manufacturing Firms”, Journal of Urban Economics

Journal Articles in Chinese (*Corresponding Author)

   Sisi Zhang and Shimeng Liu, 2017. “Housing Policies: What Have We Learnt from U.S. Experience?”, Journal of Translation from Foreign Literatures of Economics 4.《经济资料译丛》

   Weizeng Sun, Hanxiong Li* and Shimeng Liu, 2021. “Housing Price Growth and Education Choice: Wealth Effect or Employment Shock?”, Economic Science 3, 136-149.《经济科学》

   Shimeng Liu, Yifei Wang and Jingliang Lu*, 2021. “The Impact of Human Capital Agglomeration on Urban Wages and Employment Growth: Evidence from Major Cities in China”, Studies in Labor Economics 9:1, 27-49.《劳动经济研究》

  Research Grants

 2021, Government Consulting Project for the Statistics Bureau of Yuexiu District (Guangzhou), PI


 2018-2019, Peking Univ–Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy Fellowship (FS11-  20180901-LSM), PI


 2018-2020, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Young Scientists Fund (71703059), PI


 2017-2018, The Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (17JNQN001), PI

 2014, AREUEA Doctoral Session Travel Grant, PI

 2011, Maxwell School Roscoe-Martin Fund (with Liu Tian), co-PI


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