Qian Liu

Assistant Professor, Economics

Office: Plaza 449
905-688-5550 x6726


Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Western Ontario (2020)
M.A. in Economics from Renmin University of China (2012)
B.A. in Economics from Renmin University  of China (2010)

Research Interests

Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics, Economics of Education

  • College Enrollment, Parental Transfers, and Student Loans
  • Return on Student Loans in Canada (co-authored with Lance Lochner)
  • Returns to Skill and the Evolution of Skills for Older Men (co-authored with Lance Lochner, Youngmin Park, and Youngki Shin)
  • International HPC Summer School (Poster), Czech Republic, July 2018
  • Canadian Economics Association Annual Conference, Antigonish, June 2017
  • Economics of China
  • Introduction to Econometrics