Rui Liu, Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
San Jose State University, USA
San Jose, CA 95192-0114

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Dr. Rui Liu is an Assistant Professor of Economics as San Jose State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Irvine. She has worked for the Asian Development Bank in the Philippines and Morningstar in China. She takes great pride in helping students find success, and conducting collaborative research with faculty or students. Her research interests include applied econometrics, regional economic integration, business cycles, and time series modeling and forecasting. She has also taught a variety of courses ranging from macroeconomics, international trade to econometrics. In addition, she develops and runs the math camp for incoming graduate students in economics and co-organizes the Friday Afternoon Workshop.

When she is not teaching in the classroom or researching a topic in her DMH office, you can find her enjoying a conversation with colleagues or students, hiking in the woods or eating a bowl of ramen!


(1) Applied Econometrics
(2) Empirical Macroeconomics


(1) Consultant, Asian Development Bank, 2012.
(2) Analyst, Morningstar, 2009


(1) Rui Liu and Ivan Jeliazkov, “From the Great Depression to the Great Recession: A Model-Based Ranking of U.S. Recessions”, Bayesian Inference in the Social Sciences, Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2014
(2) Ivan Jeliazkov and Rui Liu, “A Model-Based Ranking of U.S. Recessions”, Economics Bulletin, 30, 3, 2289–2296, 2010