Tracy Xiao Liu

Associate Professor

Department of Economics
School of Economics and Management
Tsinghua University
Beijing, China
Office: Lihua B601
Phone: 86-10-62793429
  • Tracy Xiao Liu

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.

  1. The Emergence of Economic Rationality of GPT , Yiting Chen, Tracy Xiao Liu, You Shan and Songfa Zhong, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America,2023.
  2. Gift Contagion in Online Groups: Evidence from Virtual Red Packets, Yuan Yuan, Tracy Xiao Liu, Chenhao Tan, Qian Chen, Alex 'Sandy' Pentland and Jie Tang, Management Science,2023.
  3. Efficient public good provision by lotteries with nonlinear pricing, Tracy Xiao Liu, Jingfeng Lu, and Zhewei Wang, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 204,680-698,2022.
  4. How Monetary Incentives Improve Outcomes in MOOCs: Evidence from a Field Experiment, Jie Gong, Tracy Xiao Liu and Jie Tang, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 190,905-921,2021.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The Development of Social Preferences, 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. All-Pay Auctions with Endogenous Bid Timing: an Experimental Study, Tracy Xiao Liu, International Journal of Game Theory, 47(1), 247-271, 2018.
  11. Simultaneous versus Sequential All-pay Auctions: an Experimental Study, Lian Jian, Zheng Li, and Tracy Xiao Liu, Experimental Economics, 20 (3), 648-669, 2017.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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