Cathy Yang Liu (@DrCathyLiu) is an Associate Professor of Public 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. I address urban policy and community development issues in the context of changing urban spatial form, demographic dynamics and economic processes. At GSU I am affiliated with the Fiscal Research Center, 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 recent research examines how residential location and segregation play out in immigrants’ employment outcomes, travel patterns, and their job quality. Other topics include the creative economy and ethnic entrepreneurship in urban development. 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 February 2018)