Mengqi "Mandy" Liu

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PhD Candidate

ECON 1028
Curriculum vitae


Mengqi (Mandy) Liu is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics with research interest focuses on development and health, particularly interest in the adolescent well-being in developing countries. She received her Bachelor of Arts in International Journalism from the Communication University of China, and Master of Arts in Economics from the University of New Mexico. She worked as a journalist at China Radio International for two years. She has taught undergraduate Econometrics and worked as a teaching assistant for multiple classes at the University of New Mexico. She has been a research assistant for the projects of “the intergenerational health impact of early life climate variability and its implications for child recovery from natural disasters: Evidence from Indonesia”, “Access to Critical Cerebral Emergency Support Service Telemedicine” and “Chronic Kidney Disease Research”.

 Research Areas

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Development Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Early childhood and Adolescence

Teaching Interest 

  • Econometrics
  • Development Economics
  • Health Economics

  Working Paper

  • Solution or Isolation: Is Boarding School a Good Solution for Left-behind Children in Rural China? With Kira M. Villa [Revise & Resubmit]
  • The Displacement by Natural Disaster and its Impacts on Adolescent Physical health, Cognitive Outcome and Mental Health: Evidence from Indonesia with Kira M. Villa [manuscript-in-progress]
  • Mothers vs Daughters Intentions to Vaccinate Against HPV and Their Willingness to Pay in Nepal with Alok K. Bohara [manuscript-in-progress]
  • The Dynamic Optimal Control Model for Analyzing the Cost-effectiveness of Cervical Cancer Prevention in South-Asian Countries with Alok K. Bohara [manuscript-in-progress]
  • Awareness and Knowledge Gap, Lack of Professional Training: A Pilot Study of HPV Vaccine in Nepal with Alok K. Bohara [manuscript-in-progress]