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Mandy Liu

Mandy Liu

Assistant Professor of Economics

B.A. Communication University of China
M.A. University of New Mexico
Ph.D. University of New Mexico


Mandy Liu teaches classes in Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Economic Development, and International Economics. Her primary research interests lie at the intersection of development and health economics with a concentration on human capital, and child and adolescent well-being. Within these areas her research examines the role of environmental shocks, health investments, and school infrastructure in influencing child and adolescent well-being in developing countries. Mandy earned Ph.D. in economics from the University of New Mexico. Before graduate school, she worked as a journalist in China. Mandy is passionate about helping students achieve their own success by motivating their interests to learn and delivering study and research strategies for their future career.

Selected Recent Research


Liu, Mengqi, and Kira M. Villa. "Solution or isolation: Is boarding school a good solution for left-behind children in rural China?" China Economic Review 61 (2020): 101456.

Conference Presentations:

2020 Do it or Pay it: Behavioral and Economic Indicators for HPV Vaccination Evidence from Nepal” Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting: online, November 22, 2020

2019 “The Dynamic Optimal Control Model for Analyzing the Cost-effectiveness of Cervical Cancer Prevention in South Asia” Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting: Fort Lauderdale, FL, November 25, 2019

2019 “Mothers vs Daughters Intentions to Vaccinate Against HPV and Their Willingness to Pay: A Study in Nepal” 48th South Asian Conference, Madison, WI, October 17, 2019

2019 “Solution or Isolation: Is Boarding School a Good Solution for Left-behind Children in Rural China?” Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting: Atlanta, GA, July 23, 2019


American Economic Association

Association of Christian Economics

Southern Economic Association

Agricultural & Applied Economics Association

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