Elaine M. Liu is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Houston. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College in 2003 and her Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 2008. Professor Liu’s research lies at the intersection of the fields of development economics, labor economics, health economics and behavioral economics. Her research focuses on the applied microeconomic issues in China and in Taiwan. Her recent work examines the impact of foreign bride influx on native women’s intrahousehold bargaining power in Taiwan. Her works have been published in venues including the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Health Economics, the Journal of Development Economics and the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organizations.
She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in August 2013.