I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University.
I study behavioral game theory, especially individual behavior in repeated games and the transfer of learning between games.
I am also interested in understanding and designing innovative online markets and platforms. This involves collaboration with IT companies including XuetangX , Didi and Tencent .
My husband Baoping Liu is a mathematician at Peking University, and he is interested in harmonic analysis and PDE.
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.
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, Accepted, 2019.
Directional Behavioral Spillover and Cognitive Load Effects in Multiple Repeated Games,
Tracy Xiao Liu, Jenna Bednar, Yan Chen and Scott Page, Experimental Economics, Forthcoming, 2018.
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.
A Gift with Thoughtfulness: A Field Experiment on Work Incentives,
Cangjian Cao, Sherry Xin Li and Tracy Xiao Liu, 2019
Group Identity and Cooperation in Infinitely Repeated Games,
Sherry Xin Li and Tracy Xiao Liu, 2017
Incentive Design on Mooc: a Field Experiment on XuetangX,
Jie Gong, Tracy Xiao Liu and Jie Tang, 2018
The Efficiency of A Dynamic Decentralized Two-sided Matching Market,
Tracy Xiao Liu, Zhixi Wan and Chenyu Yang, 2019
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, 2018