I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University.
I study behavioral market design and behavioral game theory, such as the design of innovative markets and transfer of learning between repeated games.
Recently, I am working on the intersection between computer science and economics. This involves collaboration with leading high-tech companies in China such as XuetangX and Tencent .
My husband Baoping Liu is a mathematician at Peking University, and he is interested in harmonic analysis and PDE.
How Monetary Incentives Improve Outcomes in
MOOCs: Evidence from a Field Experiment,
Jie Gong, Tracy Xiao Liu and Jie Tang, Accepted at Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2021.
Boosting Pension Enrollment and Household Consumption by Example: A Field Experiment on Information Provision,
Chong-En Bai, Wei Chi, Tracy Xiao Liu, Chao Tang and Jian Xu, Journal of Development Economics, 150,102622, 2021.
A Gift with Thoughtfulness: A Field Experiment on Work Incentives,
Cangjian Cao, Sherry Xin Li and Tracy Xiao Liu, Games and Economic Behavior, 124, 17-42, 2020.
The Development of Social Preferences and Ethnic Paternalism,
Ramon Cobo-Reyes, Jose J. Dominguez, Fernando Garcia, Brit Grosskopf, Juan A. Lacomba,
Francisco Lagos, Tracy Xiao Liu, and Graeme Pearce, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 179, 653-666, 2020.
An Experimental Study of Incentive Contracts for Short- and Long-term Employees,
Wei Chi, Tracy Xiao Liu, Xiaoye Qian and Qing Ye, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 159, 366-383, 2019.
Directional Behavioral Spillover and Cognitive Load Effects in Multiple Repeated Games,
Tracy Xiao Liu, Jenna Bednar, Yan Chen and Scott Page, Experimental Economics, 22 (3), 705-734, 2019.
All-Pay Auctions with Endogenous Bid Timing: an Experimental Study,
Tracy Xiao Liu, International Journal of Game Theory, 47(1), 247-271, 2018.
Simultaneous versus Sequential All-pay Auctions: an Experimental Study,
Lian Jian, Zheng Li, and Tracy Xiao Liu, Experimental Economics, 20 (3), 648-669, 2017.
Crowdsourcing with All-pay Auctions: a Field Experiment on Taskcn,
Tracy Xiao Liu, Jiang Yang, Lada Adamic and Yan Chen, Management Science 60 (8), 2020-2037, August 2014.
Which Hat to Wear? Impact of Natural Identities on Coordination and Cooperation,
Yan Chen, Sherry Li, Tracy Xiao Liu and Margaret Shih, Games and Economic Behavior 84, 58-86, March 2014.
Behavioral Spillovers and Cognitive Load in Multiple Games: an Experimental Study,
Jenna Bednar, Yan Chen, Tracy Xiao Liu and Scott Page, Games and Economic Behavior 74 (1), 12-31, January 2012.