Institute for Economic and Social Research
Cong Liu

Associate Professor

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  Professional Experience

Associate Professor (without tenure), Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR), Jinan University, October    2022-

Assistant Professor, Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR), Jinan University, July 2019-September 2022

Assistant Professor, School of Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, August 2016- June 2019


Ph.D., Economics, University of Arizona, 2016

M.A., Economics, University of Arizona, 2012

B.A., Economics, Peking University, 2011

  Research Fields


Chinese Economic History, Development Economics, Political Economy


“Military Investment, Industrial Linkage, and the Rise of Clusters: Evidence from China” (with Shiyu Bo and Yan Zhou), Journal of Development Economics, 2023, 161: 103015.


“Trade Shocks, Industrial Growth, and Electrification in Early Twentieth-Century China” (with Shiyu Bo and Ting Chen), Journal of Comparative Economics, 2022, 50(3): 732-749.


“The Impact of WWI on the Chinese Textile Industry: Was the World’s Trouble China’s Opportunity?”, Journal of Economic History, 2020,80(1), pp.246-285.


Market Integration in Southern and Northern China in the Eighteenth Century: A Study Based on Grain Price Data in Qing Dynasty(in Chinese), with Se Yan. Economic Research Journal, 2011(12): 124-137.(颜色、刘丛:《18世纪中国南北方市场整合程度的比较》。《经济研究》,2011年第12期。)


From Chinese Must Goto Chinese Virus: The Historical Origins of Sinophobia in the United States (in Chinese), with Bin Xie and Shiyu Bo. China Economic Quarterly, 2023.3.(刘丛、谢斌、薄诗雨:《从“中国人必须走”到“中国病毒”——美国社会排华文化的历史根源》 。《经济学(季刊)》,20232期。)


Accepted Papers


 “Elite or State: Grain Prices, Social Conflicts, and Provision of Public Goods in Eighteenth-Century China” (in Chinese), with Se Yan. China Economic Quarterly, accepted.



Expansion of Electricity and Industrial Growth in Early Twentieth-Century China(in Chinese), with Shiyu Bo and Ting Chen. China Economic Quarterly, accepted. (刘丛、薄诗雨、陈婷:《电力扩张对工业发展影响的因果评估:来自近代中国的证据》。《经济学(季刊)》,已接受。)


    General Program by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No.72273053), RMB 450,000

    Youth Program by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No.71803113), RMB 180,000

    Guangzhou Social Science Project (Grant No. 2020GZGJ42)

    Shanghai Pujiang Program (Grant No.18PJC042), RMB 150,000


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