Lirong Liu

Lirong Liu
Department of Economics

Lirong Liu

     Dr. Lirong Liu is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics and International Business at Sam Houston State University. She joined the department after graduating from the University of Tennessee with a Ph.D. in economics and a M.S. in statistics.     

     Dr. Liu's main research area is environmental economics. Her research focuses on environmental policy analysis. Her papers have appreared in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Economic and Environmnet Management, Journal of Regulatory Economics, and Strategic Behaviro and the Environment, and Emerging Market Finance and Trade. Her most current research project examines the effectiveness of targeted enforcement under the EPA's High Priority Violation (HPV) policy. Dr. Liu has also conducted research on the impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on international trade. In addition, Dr. Liu serves as an economics specialist in the Texas Invasive Species Institute (TISI). Her current project in the TISI center is to evaluate the economic impact of the red streaked leafhopper Balclutha rubrostriata.

     Dr. Liu teaches business analysis courses at the undergraduate (BANA 3363) and the graduate levels (BANA 5368). She has also taught principle of economics, intermediate macroeconomics and environmental economics during her graduate study at the University of Tennessee.