Larry Weifeng Liu is a Research Fellow at the Centre of Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) in the Crawford School of Public Policy of The Australian National University and is also affiliated with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Aging Research (CEPAR). He completed his PhD in Economics at ANU, and received his MA in Economics and BS in Computer Science both from Shanghai Jiao Tong University China. He has visited the Brookings Institution, University of California Santa Barbara, University of Manchester, Frieberg University of Technology, University of Zurich, FEEM (Venice), the Bank for International Settlements (Basel), etc. Prior to his PhD, he worked as a principal assistant to organize the 10th World Congress of the Econometric Society, and also started his own business.
His current research focuses on macroeconomic effects of demographic changes in life-cycle models. More specifically, he examines demographic effects on consumption and savings, economic growth, technology innovation, structure change and financial markets in closed-economy models, and also on international trade, capital flows and current account balances in multi-country models. More broadly, his research interests are public economics especially fiscal policy of demographic changes, public goods theory and international climate policies, macroeconomics and international economics especially global imbalances, and dynamic general equilibrium modelling. He has been engaged in economic modelling with some international research institutes, Australian governments and private corporations.
Macroeconomics, Public Economics, International Economics, Environmental Economics, Computational Economics.
Lecturer: IDEC8030 Issues in Applied Macroeconomics (International Macroeconomics) (Graduate course, Semester 2)
He is on the supervisory panel of a number of PhD students who are working on macroeconomic topics particularly on demographic changes: Warunie Senadheera (completed), Kai-Yun Tsai, Hang Hoang, Augustus Panton, Phitawat Poonpolkul, Tsendsuren Batsuuri.