Dr. Zongyuan Zoe Liu is an Instructional Assistant Professor at Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government and Public Service in Washington, DC. She is also a CFA charterholder. She received her PhD from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Liu also holds research positions at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, SovereigNet at the Institute for Business in the Global Context at the Fletcher School, and the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies. Her research interests include international political economy, comparative politics, and international finance, with area expertise in East Asia.
Prior to joining the Bush School, Dr. Liu taught at SAIS on the topics of political risk analysis, econometrics, Asian energy security, and international development. She worked as a Research Associate at the Center for Sustainable Business at NYU Stern Business School. She was a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program (formerly the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program), a joint program created by the two universities to foster the study of China in a global context. She was also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Bank of Mitsubishi-UFJ, Institute for International Monetary Affairs in Tokyo, and a Visiting Fellow at the Delma Institute in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Dr. Liu received her MA in international relations from the George Washington University Elliott School of International Studies. She did her undergraduate work in China and holds a BA in history. Zoe is a native speaker of Chinese Mandarin, and she reads Japanese as well.
Dr. Liu currently is working on two book projects. The first project is on the political economy of government-owned investment institutions and financial statecraft. The second project examines financial collaboration among emerging market countries in the changing international monetary and financial system, with a particular focus on the de-dollarization activities of BRICS countries. This project will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2021.