Staff Directory


Junyi Liu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Economics

Phone: 949-480-4404

Fax: 949-480-4264


Faculty - Full-Time


  • PhD, Indiana University Bloomington
  • MA, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • BA, Beijing (Peking) University

Positions Held

Assistant Professor, Soka University of America, 2015-present 
Visiting Assistant Professor, Occidental College, 2013-2014.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Loyola Marymount University, 2012-13

Research Interests

  • Public Health
  • Taxation
  • Economic Growth/Development

Selected Papers, Publications, Presentations, & Exhibits

"Local Labor Market Fluctuations and Physical Activity among Adults in the United States, 1990-2009" (Joint with Ruopeng An, volume 2012, ISRN Public Health)
"Fast-food and full-service restaurant consumption in relation to daily energy and nutrient intakes among US adult cancer survivors, 2003–2012"
(Joint with Ruopeng An, volume 22 (3-4) pp 181-195, Nutrition and Health)
"Functional Limitation and Cognitive Impairment among the Oldest-old Chinese"
(Joint with Ruopeng An, under review)
"Network Analysis of Status Concerns and Benevolence"
(Joint with Yao-Yu Chih, under review)
"International Taxation, U.S. Multinational Corporations and Transfer Pricing in manufacturing sector: Theory and Evidence"
(Joint with Michael Alexeev and Leslie Young, working paper)
"Taxation of U.S. Multinational Corporations in financial service sector: Theory and Evidence"
(Joint with Yao-Yu Chih, working paper)
"Lobbying, Public Capital and Endogenous Growth"
(Joint with Michael Alexeev and Michael Kaganovich, working paper)

Courses Taught at SUA

International Economics, Macroeconomics, Principle of Economics, Introduction to Pacific Basin, Learning cluster: A Tale of Two cities through economic lenses

Selected Honors & Awards

Graduate Students Economics Fellowship, Indiana University, 2009
Fee Scholarship of Arts and Science, Indiana University, 2007 to 2012
Government Scholarship, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2005 to 2007