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, Revise and Resubmit at Games and Economic Behavior, 2019
The Efficiency of A Dynamic Decentralized Two-sided Matching Market,
Tracy Xiao Liu, Zhixi Wan and Chenyu Yang, Reject and Resubmit at American Economic Review, 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, Revise and Resubmit at Journal of Development Economics,2019
The Gift Contagion in Online Groups: Evidence from Wechat Red Packets,
Yuan, Yuan, Tracy Xiao Liu (corresponding author), Chenhao Tan, Qian Chen, Alex `Sandy' Pentland, and Jie
Tang, Revise and Resubmit at Management Science,2019
Group Identity and Cooperation in Infinitely Repeated Games,
Sherry Xin Li and Tracy Xiao Liu, 2020
Incentive Design on Mooc: a Field Experiment on XuetangX,
Jie Gong, Tracy Xiao Liu and Jie Tang, 2020