Dr. Liu, who joined KGI in July 2016, received her PhD in finance from the University of Maryland, MA in Economics from Simon Fraser University, and BEcon in Money and Banking from Peking University. Prior to joining KGI, Liu held an Assistant Professor position at UC Riverside.
Liu has extensive teaching experience at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive education level across different modalities (online and onsite). Her teaching has been recognized for excellence at each school she has taught, including the 2020 Riggs Excellence in Teaching Award at KGI. She also advises TMP projects and the KGI Investment Club.
Liu’s primary research interest is empirical corporate finance, including executive compensation and turnover, board compensation and diversity, social networks, corporate governance, and financial reporting. Liu has published in the Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, and Quarterly Journal of Finance. Her research has been presented and awarded in international and regional academic conferences. Her research has also been featured in various media outlets such as the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, the Columbia Law School’s Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets, and the CFA Institute Asia Research Exchange.
Employment mobility and pay for sector performance (with V. Nanda, B. Onal, and S. Silveri), Journal of Corporate Finance 70 (2021), 102069. doi: 10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2021.102069.
Director Diversity and Inclusion: At the Table but in the Game? (with N. K. Chidambaran and N. R. Prabhala), Financial Management (2021), 12366. doi: 10.1111/fima.12366.
The Dark Side of CEO Social Capital: Evidence from Real Earnings Management and Future Operating Performance (with P. Griffin, H. Hong, and J. Ryou), Journal of Corporate Finance 68 (2021), 101920. doi: 10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2021.101920.
Inter-Firm Connections, Alliance Formation and the Value Created by Alliances (with T. Mantecon, S. Silveri, and W. Sun), Quarterly Journal of Finance 10 (2020), 2050019. doi: 10.1142/s2010139220500196.
The Price of Boardroom Social Capital: The Effects of Corporate Demand for External Connectivity (with S. P. Ferris and D. Javakhadze), Journal of Banking and Finance 111 (2020), 105729. doi: 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2019.105729.
Outside Options and CEO Turnover: The Network Effect, Journal of Corporate Finance 28 (2014), 201-217. doi: 10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2014.03.004.