Tracy Xiao Liu

Associate Professor

Department of Economics
School of Economics and Management
Tsinghua University
Beijing, China
Office: Weilun 445
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 am interested in studying individuals' decision-making in games under different contexts. My recent work studies the effect of social identity in repeated games and transfer of learning between games.

I also apply experimental methods and behavioral economics to design online markets and communities. Working with computer scientists at Tsinghua University, I have been studying platforms including XuetangX , WeChat , and Tencent Game.

My husband Baoping Liu is a mathematician at Peking University, and he is interested in harmonic analysis and PDE.


  • All-Pay Auctions with Endogenous Bid Timing: An Experimental Study, Tracy Xiao Liu, Forthcoming, International Journal of Game Theory, 2017. Paper
  • Simultaneous versus Sequential All-pay Auctions: an Experimental Study, Lian Jian, Zheng Li, and Tracy Xiao Liu, Forthcoming, Experimental Economics, 2016. Paper
  • 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. Paper
  • 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. Paper
  • 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. Paper

Research Papers

  • Transfer of Learning in Multiple Repeated Games, Jenna Bednar, Yan Chen, Tracy Xiao Liu and Scott Page, RR, 2017
  • Group Identity and Cooperation in Infinitely Repeated Games, Sherry Xin Li and Tracy Xiao Liu, 2017
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