Cathy Yang Liu (@DrCathyLiu) is Professor and Chair of Public Management and Policy at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University. I received my Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the Price School at the University of Southern California and Master of Public Policy from the Harris School at the University of Chicago. At GSU I am affiliated with the Center for State and Local Finance, W.J. Usery Workplace Research Group, and Urban Studies Institute. I was a Census Bureau Special Sworn Status researcher at the Atlanta Census Research Data Center (ACRDC) 2013-4. I am the faculty advisor for the Planning and Economic Development concentration in bachelor, MPA, MPP and Ph.D. in public policy degree programs and a graduate certificate program in Planning and Economic Development.
I am a Managing Editor for Journal of Urban Affairs (journal of the Urban Affairs Association), an Associate Editor for Economic Development Quarterly, and an Associate Editor for Regional Studies, Regional Science (journal of the Regional Studies Association).
My research centers around urban policy and economic development issues including immigration, residential mobility, employment and labor market changes, the creative economy, and entrepreneurship. I am also interested in urban development and migration issues in the international context, especially in China and Asia. My research can be found in journals such as Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Urban Studies, Journal of Urban Affairs, Journal of Planning Education and Resarch, Economic Development Quarterly, among others, and has been supported by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, the Haynes Foundation, the Kauffman Foundation, Regional Studies Association, and Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
Download CV in PDF here (updated August 2019)