Runjuan Liu is Professor of Business Economics and Alex Hamilton Professor of Business in the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta, Canada. She is also a national "One Thousand Talents Program" scholar and a Special-Term Professor of Economics in the School of Finance and Economics at Xi'an Jiaotong University, China.
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. She is a Canadian citizen born in China.