Runjuan Liu

Professor, Alberta School of Business - Marketing, Business Economics and Law

Contact

Professor, Alberta School of Business - Marketing, Business Economics and Law
Email
runjuan.liu@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-0334
Address
4-30M Business Building
11203 Saskatchewan Drive NW
EdmontonAB
T6G 2R6

Overview

About

Runjuan Liu is Professor of Business Economics in the Alberta School of Business and Adjunct Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Alberta, Canada. Professor Liu studies the interaction between international trade, economic development, and labor market outcomes, with a focus on understanding the critical impacts of globalization on firms and workers. Her research has been funded by Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Chinese Ministry of Education Project of Social Science, and Worldwide Universities Network. Her research has been published in top-tier journals such as Journal of International Economics, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Economic Geography, and Canadian Journal of Economics, among others. Professor Liu received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Toronto, her M.A. in Economics from Peking University, and her B.A. from Nankai University.


Research

Research Interests

  • International Economics
  • Economic Development
  • Labor Economics
  • International Business

Teaching

Teaching Interests

  • International Business
  • Business Economics

Publications

A Sorted Tale of Globalization: White Collar Jobs and the Rise of Service Offshoring

Author(s): Runjuan Liu and Daniel Trefler
Publication Date: 2019
Publication: Journal of International Economics, 118: 105-122
External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0022199618304380

Going Home and Helping out? Returnee Entrepreneurs as Propagators of CSR in An Emerging Market

Author(s): Han, Qin, Jennifer Jennings, Runjuan Liu, and Dev Jennings
Publication Date: 2019
Publication: Journal of International Business Studies, 50: 857–872
External Link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057%2Fs41267-018-00210-8

Beggar Thy Neighbor or Beggar Thy Domestic Firms? Evidence from 2000-2011 Chinese Customs Data

Author(s): Rasmus Fatum, Runjuan Liu, Jiadong Tong, and Jiayun Xu
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: Journal of International Economics, 115: 16-29
External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S002219961830206X

The Complexity of Outsourced Services and the Role of International Business Travel

Author(s): Runjuan Liu, Barry Scholnick, and Adam Finn
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Journal of Economic Geography, 17(3): 661-684
External Link: https://academic.oup.com/joeg/article-abstract/17/3/661/2930610

Market Structure, Incomplete Tariff Pass-through, and Household Welfare in Urban China

Author(s): Han, Jun, Runjuan Liu, Beyza Ural Marchand, and Junsen Zhang
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Journal of International Economics, 100: 220-232.
External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0022199616300204

Import Competition, Multi-Product Firm, and Basic Innovation

Author(s): Liu, Runjuan and Carlos Rosell
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Journal of International Economics, 91(2): 220-234.
External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0022199613000937

Building a Long Term Energy Relationship between Alberta and China

Author(s): Houlden, Gordon, Ron Maclntosh, Jia Wang, Runjuan Liu, and Yu Bao
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: China Institute Policy Paper, University of Alberta
External Link: https://www.ualberta.ca/china-institute/media-library/media-gallery/research/energy-reports/2011buildinglongtermenergyrelationshipalbertachina.pdf

Globalization and Wage Inequality: Evidence from Urban China

Author(s): Han, Jun, Runjuan Liu, and Junsen Zhang
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Journal of International Economics, 87(2): 288-297.
External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0022199611001693

Why Are Different Services Outsourced to Different Countries?

Author(s): Liu, Runjuan, Dorothee Feils, and Barry Scholnick
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Journal of International Business Studies, 42(4): 558-571.
External Link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/jibs.2010.61

Import Competition and Firm Refocusing

Author(s): Liu, Runjuan
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Canadian Journal of Economics, 43(2): 440-466.
External Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1540-5982.2010.01579.x