Echu Liu, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Associate Professor
Health Management and Policy

Courses Taught

Health Care Economics; Quantitative Methods


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 2006
  • M.B.A., Finance (with Beta Gamma Sigma Honor), California State University, Los Angeles, 2000
  • M.A., Economics, National Taiwan University/University of Southern California, 1995/2003
  • B.A., Economics, National Taiwan University, 1994

Research Interests

Applied econometrics; health economics

Publications and Media Placements

He has published in several peer-reviewed journals of economics or health services administration, including Applied Economics, Demography, International Journal of Applied Economics, International Journal of Economic Issues, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Health Care Finance, and Journal of Public Health.

Professional Organizations and Associations

He is the associate editor of International Journal of Healthcare, and member of editorial board of Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health Reviews.

Community Work

His research interests cover a broad range of topics in applied microeconomics, but his interests specifically lie in applying state-of-the-art econometric methods to topical issues in health, such as overweight children and health illiteracy.