LIU Chengfang

Associate Professor,School of Advanced Agriculture Sciences, Peking University

PKUSSI Course: Development Economics with Application to China

Dr. Chengfang Liu is an Associate Professor with Tenure at the School of Advanced Agriculture Sciences, Peking University. She obtained her Ph.D degree in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California (Davis) in 2008. For more than 15 years, she has worked on the economics of poverty reduction by focusing on issues of agriculture and rural development. Her work is highly empirical, drawing on a large number of datasets that she and her coauthoring teams have collected in rural China. Currently, her work on poverty has its full focus on human capital, including issues of rural education, health and nutrition. With her coauthors, Dr. Liu has published more than 100 papers in peer reviewed journals both domestically and internationally, of which more than half in SCI/SSCI indexed journals. Among her publications, she has published papers inJournal of Development Economics, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Labor Economics, Economics of Education Review, American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene,Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics,etc.Based on the empirical and action research, she has presented more than20 policy suggestions to the Central government.

Chengfang is also a senior research fellow at China Center for Agricultural University, Peking University. She was elected as the Chair-Elect of the China Section of Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) in 2019. In recognition of her work, Dr. Liu won The China National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scientists (Guojia Jieqing) in 2019, one of the highest academic honors that can be bestowed on a young scholar in China.