Weiling Liu is an assistant professor of finance at D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. Her research interests are financial intermediation, market frictions, and empirical-asset pricing.

Weiling received her PhD in business economics from Harvard Business School, and she received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago, double majoring in economics and statistics. Prior to the PhD, she worked 2 years as a research analyst in the Capital Markets group in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. There, her research focused on predicting business cycles and microstructure of the U.S. bond market.

Weiling is a 2018 fellowship recipient of the Summer Economics Fellows Program, sponsored by the American Economic Association and the National Science Foundation. She was also one of five finalists in the 2019 BlackRock Applied Research Award.

Education

  • PhD Business Economics, Harvard University
  • BA Economics and Statistics, University of Chicago

Awards & Recognition

  • BlackRock Applied Research Award Finalist, 2019
  • CSWEP Summer Economics Fellowship, 2018
  • Certificate of Distinction and Excellence in Teaching, Harvard University, 2018

Publications

  • Liu, Weiling, and Emanuel Moench. “What Predicts US Recessions?” International Journal of Forecasting 32.4 (2016): 1138-1150.

Selected Presentations

  • Liu, Weiling (presenter) and Liu, Jessica (author only), “The Effect of Political Frictions on Long-term Care Insurance”, American Finance Association 2020.
  • Liu, Weiling (presenter) and Liu, Jessica (author only), “The Effect of Political Frictions on Long-term Care Insurance”, NBER Summer Institute Aging Meeting 2019.
  • Liu, Weiling (presenter) and Anderson, Chris (author only), “Inferring Intermediary Risk from Trade”, BlackRock Applied Research Competition Finalist Round, 2019.
  • Liu, Weiling (presenter) and Liu, Jessica (author only), “The Effect of Political Frictions on Long-term Care Insurance”, University of South Carolina Finance Seminar, 2019.
  • Fleming, Michael (presenter) and Liu, Weiling (author only), “Intraday Pricing and Liquidity Effects of U.S. Treasury Auctions”, Washington University in St. Louis, 2017.

Research & Teaching interests

Weiling’s research interests are financial intermediation, market frictions, and empirical-asset pricing. Closely related, her teaching interests include financial institutions, investments, and big data.