Dr. Wan-Hsin Liu

Topics: Foreign Direct Investments, Innovation, China

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Main research interests

  • Innovation, technology and knowledge Transfer
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Innovation policy
  • Innovation and higher education in China
  • Economic transformation and institutional development in China

Dr. Wan-Hsin Liu is a Senior Researcher in the Research Areas „The Global Division of Labor” and “Knowledge Creation and Growth” at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. She started to work as a researcher at the Kiel Institute in 2007. She is a member of the Kiel Institute’s Management Board since 2015. Since 2016 she is also the Coordinator of the Leibniz Science Campus “Kiel Centre for Globalization”.

Her current research focuses on investigating the determinants of innovation with China as her main research region. Her further research interests include higher education in China, foreign direct investment and the role of informal institutions for firm activities in China. Additionally she is responsible for the coordination of the Kiel Institute’s network in the Greater China region.

Wan-Hsin Liu obtained her bachelor degree from the National Taiwan University in 2002 with Accounting as her major and Economics as her minor. After that she studied Economics at the University of Münster and obtained her German master degree in 2006 (Diplom). She earned her Ph.D. in 2012 at the Kiel University (Dr. sc. pol.).