Chengfang LIU

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  PERSONAL INFORMATION
Born in Guizhou, China; Citizenship: Chinese
Office Address:
Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Institute of Geographic Science and Natural Resource Research, CAS
Jia 11 Datun Road, Anwai, Beijing, 100101, China
Tel: (86)-10-64888990, Fax: (86)-10-64856533
Cell: (86)-180-0117-5311
Email: cfliu.ccap@igsnrr.ac.cn
EDUCATION
PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2003-2008
University of California (Davis), Davis, CA 95616, United States

MS in Agricultural Economics, 1998-2001
Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, 100081, China

BS in Economics, 1994-1998
China Agricultural University, Beijing, 100083, China

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Agricultural and Rural Development (with focus on rural education & health, and rural infrastructure)

POSITIONS
Current primary positions:
Associate Professor
Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Associate Professor, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), CAS

Other positions in recent 5 years:
Professor or adjunct professor in the following universities:
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Shaanxi Normal University

Membership in professional associations:
International Association of Agricultural Economists
Western Economic Association International
China Economist Society
Chinese Society of Education Economics
Third World Organization for Women in Science


Referees for peer-reviewed academic journals in English
Economic Development and Cultural Change
Journal of Development Studies
China Agricultural Economic Review
Asia Pacific Education Review
China & World Economy
The Solutions

AWARDS AND HONORS
Award for Outstanding Research in Humanities and Social Sciences (First Prize) in Institutions of Higher Education, Shaanxi Department of Education, 2015.
Emerald LiteratiNetwork, Outstanding Paper Award, 2011.
Winner of the Jastro-Shields Graduate Student Research Scholarships for 2006-07, University of California, Davis, United States.
Master Graduate with Honor of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (award to the most outstanding graduate in honor of her/his academic performance and contribution to the graduate school, one and only one graduate won this great honor among 100 master and Ph.D. graduates that year), 2001.
Baoshan Steel and Iron Company Academic Scholarship (award to top university students, I was honored to be the 7 undergraduate/graduate students singled out from almost 10,000 students in my University that year), 1996.

PROJECT PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (PI) AND CO-PI IN RECENT 8 YEARS
Received more than 10 major research project grants from China and international donors to work on rural development, economics of education and health, as well as public goods and services provision
Performance Related Payment among Rural Elementary School Teachers in Northwestern China: Status and Impacts, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2015-2018, PI
Migration of Rural Labor Force and Its Human Capital Accumulation during the Process of Urbanization in China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2014-2018, Co-PI (PI: Linxiu Zhang)
Does the Dream Come True? An Impact Evaluation of Adream on the Health and School Performance of Rural Students and Teachers in China, Ford Foundation, Shanghai Adream Charitable Foundation, 2013-2016, PI
Breaking the Cycle of Infection: An Impact Evaluation of Three Strategies to Control Intestinal Parasites and Improve Human Capital in Rural China, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2012-2016, Co-PI (PI: Linxiu Zhang)
Vocational versus Academic High Schooling: Searching for a Balanced Public Investment Strategy in China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2012-2016, Co-PI (PI: Linxiu Zhang)
Welfare Impacts of Land and Labor Institutions in Rural China: Evidence from a Nationally Representative Survey, Ford Foundation, 2012-2015, Co-PI (PI: Linxiu Zhang)
Public Investment in Rural Infrastructure and Public Services, Ministry of Education, 2012-2013, PI
Impact of Early Commitment of Financial Aid on High School Matriculation of Poor Rural Students in China, Caterpillar Foundation, 2010-2013, Co-PI (PI: Linxiu Zhang)
Boarding School Education and Its Impact on the Health and Academic Development of Students in Poor Rural Areas of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2010-2012, PI
Peer Tutoring Among Migrant School Students in Beijing, Ford Foundation, 2009-2010, Co-PI (PI: Renfu Luo)
Regional Capacity Building to Enhance China’s Rural Education Development: Developing a New Approach--Evaluation with Participation, Ford Foundation, 2008-2010, PI
Impact of Early Commitment of Financial Aid on College Decision Making of Poor Rural Students in China, Peking University and the World Bank Education Network, 2008-2009, PI

ADVISING GRADUATE STUDENTS
Graduate program: advisor for about 10 M.S. and Ph.D graduate students in the field of agricultural economics and management so far.
In addition, she has advised two undergraduate students on their theses: Bolun Li from Tsinghua University, and Louise Lu from Stanford University.

EMPLOYMENT RECORD
December 2011 to date
Associate Professor
Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
CCAP is led by a small group of well-trained research fellows and support staff who have unmatched skill and experience in working on many aspects of agricultural and rural development. The Center has demonstrated that it can play unique roles in agricultural economics in China and helping government to make a better policy in agricultural and rural development. CCAP was established in Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) in 1995 and moved to CAS in 2000.
June 2009 to November 2011
Assistant Professor
Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
March 2008 to May 2009
Research Fellow
Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

July 2006 to date
Program Manager
Rural Education Action Program (REAP), China
July 2006 to February 2008
Visiting Graduate Student
Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
September 2003 to June 2006
Graduate Student Researcher
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis, USA.
July 2001 to August 2003
Senior Research Assistant
Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
August - September, 2002
Visiting Scholar
International Food Policy Research Institute

CONSULTING EXPERIENCE
Consultants for more than 10 domestic or international organizations, including
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3IE)
The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

SHORT BIO
Dr. Chengfang Liu is an Associate Professor at the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). She obtained her Ph.D. degree in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California (Davis). For more than 15 years, her research has been in the field of agricultural and rural development, with focus on rural education & health, and rural infrastructure. Her work is highly empirical, drawing on a large number of datasets that she and her coauthoring teams have collected in rural China. She has published more than 70 papers both domestically and internationally, about half of which in SCI/SSCI indexed journals. Based on the empirical and action researches, she has presented almost 20 policy suggestions to the Central government. Chengfang is currently working on how to carry out rigorous impact assessments in agricultural and rural development policies. She is the program manager of Rural Education Action Program (REAP).


PUBLICATION:
Liu’s publications cover a wide range of issues on agricultural and rural development. She has published 74 papers both domestically and internationally, of which 34 in SCI/SSCI indexed journals.

I. Articles Published in Refereed International Journals
1. Liu, Chengfang, Renfu Luo(*), Hongmei Yi, Linxiu Zhang, Shaoping Li, Yunli Bai, Alexis Medina, Scott Rozelle, Scott Smith, Guofei Wang, Jujun Wang. 2015. Soil-Transmitted Helminths in Southwestern China: A Cross-Sectional Study of Links to Cognitive Ability, Nutrition, and School Performance among Children. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 9(6): e0003877. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0003877. [SCI, IF=4.489].
2. Lu, Louise, Chengfang Liu*, Linxiu Zhang, Alexis Medina, Scott Smith, Scott Rozelle. 2015. Gut Instincts: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding Soil-Transmitted Helminths in Rural China. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003643. [SCI, IF=4.489].
3. Yi, Hongmei, Yingquan Song, Chengfang Liu(*), Xiaoting Huang, Linxiu Zhang, Yunli Bai, Baoping Ren, Yaojiang Shi, Prashant Loyalka, James Chu, Scott Rozelle. 2015. Giving Kids a Head Start: The Impact and Mechanisms of Early Commitment of Financial Aid on Poor Students in Rural China. Journal of Development Economics. 113: 1-15. [SSCI].
4. Su, Weiliang, Chengfang Liu, Linxiu Zhang, Renfu Luo, Hongmei Yi. 2015. Household-Level Linkages between Off-Farm Employment and Agricultural Fixed Assets in Rural China. China Agricultural Economic Review. 7(2): 185-196 [SCI/SSCI].
5. Shi, Yaojiang, Linxiu Zhang, Yue Ma, Hongmei Yi, Chengfang Liu, Natalie Johnson, James Chu, Prashant Loyalka, Scott Rozelle. (forthcoming). Dropout in Rural China’s Secondary Schools: A Mixed-Methods Analysis, China Quarterly. [SSCI].
6. Lai, Fang, Chengfang Liu, Renfu Luo, Linxiu Zhang, Xiaochen Ma, Yujie Bai, Brian Sharbono, Scott Rozelle. 2014. The education of China’s migrant children: The missing link in China’s education system, International Journal of Educational Development, 37: 68-77. [SSCI].
7. Mo, Di, Renfu Luo, Chengfang Liu, Huiping Zhang, Linxiu Zhang, Alexis Medina, Scott Rozelle. 2014. Text Messaging and its Impacts on the Health and Education of the Poor: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Rural China. Word Development, 64: 766-780. [SSCI].
8. Wang, Xiaobing, Chengfang Liu, Linxiu Zhang, Yaojiang Shi, Scott Rozelle, Prashant Loyalka. 2014. Response to the Commentary “Reassessing Disparity in Access to Higher Education in Contemporary China”. The China Quarterly, 220: 1131-1135. [SSCI].
9. Zhan, Xuefeng, Shaoping Li, Chengfang Liu, Linxiu Zhang. 2014. Effect of Migration on Children’s Self-Esteem in Rural China. China & World Economy, 22(4): 83-101. [SSCI].
10. Yue, Ai, Yaojiang Shi, Fang Chang, Chu Yang, Huan Wang, Hongmei Yi, Renfu Luo, Chengfang Liu, Linxiu Zhang, James Chu, Scott Rozelle. 2014. Dormitory Management and Boarding Students in China's Rural Primary School, China Agricultural Economic Review. 6(3): 523-550. [SCI/SSCI].
11. Liu, Chengfang, Linxiu Zhang, Jikun Huang, Renfu Luo, Hongmei Yi, Yaojiang Shi, Scott Rozelle. 2013. Project Design, Village Governance and Infrastructure Quality in Rural China. China Agricultural Economic Review, 5(2): 248-280. [SCI/SSCI].
12. Loyalka, Prashant, Chengfang Liu, Yingquan Song, Hongmei Yi, Xiaoting Huang, Jianguo Wei, Linxiu Zhang, Yaojiang Shi, Scott Rozelle. 2013. Can Information and Counseling Help Students from Poor Rural Areas Go to High School? Evidence from China. Journal of Comparative Economics, 41: 1012-1025. [SSCI].
13. Wang, Xiaobing, Chengfang Liu, Linxiu Zhang, Ai Yue, Yaojiang Shi, James Chu, Scott Rozelle. 2013. Does Financial Aid Help Poor Students Succeed in College? China Economic Review, 25(6): 27-43. [SSCI].
14. Wang, Xiaobing, Chengfang Liu, Linxiu Zhang, Renfu Luo, Thomas Glauben, Yaojiang Shi, Scott Rozelle, Brian Sharbono. 2013. College is a Rich, Han, Urban, Male Club: Research Notes from a Census Survey of Four Tier One Colleges in China. China Quarterly. 214(6): 27-43. [SSCI]
15. Zhang, Linxiu, Hongmei Yi, Renfu Luo, Changfang Liu, Scott Rozelle. 2013. The Human Capital Roots of the Middle Income Trap: The Case of China. Agricultural Economics. 44(2013): 151-162. [SCI/SSCI].
16. Li, Qiang, Jikun Huang, Renfu Luo, Chengfang Liu. 2013. China's Labor Transition and the Future of China's Rural Wages and Employment . China & World Economy, 21(3): 4-24. [SSCI].
17. Yi, Hongmei, Linxiu Zhang, Chengfang Liu, James Chu, Prashant Loyalka, May Maani, Jianguo Wei. 2013. How Are Secondary Vocational Schools in China Measuring up to Government Benchmarks? China & World Economy, 21(3): 98-120. [SSCI].
18. Luo, Renfu, Linxiu Zhang, Chengfang Liu, Qiran Zhao, Yaojiang Shi, Scott Rozelle, Brian Sharbono. 2012. Behind before They Begin: The Challenge of Early Childhood Education in rural China, Australasian Journal of Early Childhood. 37 (1): 55-64. [SSCI].
19. Luo, Renfu,Yaojiang Shi, Linxiu Zhang, Chengfang Liu, Scott Rozelle, Brian Sharbono, Ai Yue, Qiran Zhao, Reynaldo Martorell. 2012. Nutrition and Educational Performance in Rural China's Elementary Schools: Results of a Randomized Control Trial in Shaanxi Province, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 7: 735-772. [SSCI].
20. Liu, Chengfang (*), Linxiu Zhang, Renfu Luo, Scott Rozelle, Brian Sharbono, Jennifer Adams, Yaojiang Shi, Ai Yue, Hongbin Li, Xiaobing Wang, Thomas Glauben. 2011. Early Commitment on Financial Aid and College Decision Making of Poor Students: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Rural China, Economics of Education Review, 30: 627–640. [SSCI].
21. Wang, Xiaobing, Chengfang Liu, Linxiu Zhang, Renfu Luo, Thomas Glauben, Yaojiang Shi, Scott Rozelle, Brian Sharbono. 2011. What is Keeping the Poor out of College? Enrollment Rates, Educational Barriers and College Matriculation in China, China Agricultural Economic Review, 3(2): 131-149. [SCI/SSCI].
22. Wang, Xiaobing, Chengfang Liu, Linxiu Zhang, Renfu Luo, Thomas Glauben, Yaojiang Shi, Scott Rozelle, Brian Sharbono. 2011. College Education and the Poor in China: Documenting the Hurdles to Educational Attainment and College Matriculation, Asia Pacific Education Review. 12: 533-546. [SSCI].
23. Luo, Renfu, Yaojiang Shi, Linxiu Zhang, Chengfang Liu, Hongbin Li, Scott Rozelle, Brian Sharbono. 2011. Community service, educational performance and social responsibility in Northwest China, Journal of Moral Education, 40(2): 181-202. [SSCI].
24. Luo, Renfu, Linxiu Zhang, Chengfang Liu, Qiran Zhao, Yaojiang Shi, Grant Miller, Elaine Yu, Brian Sharbono, Scott Rozelle, Reynaldo Martorell. 2011. Anemia among Rural China’s Elementary Schools: Prevalence and Correlates in Ningxia and Qinghai’s Poor Counties. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition. 29(5): 471-485. [SSCI].
25. Luo, Renfu, Xiaobing Wang, Linxiu Zhang, Chengfang Liu, Yaojiang Shi, Grant Miller, Scott Rozelle, Elaine Yu, Reynaldo Martorell. 2011. High Anemia Prevalence in Western China. The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 42(5): 1204-1213. [SCI].
26. Boswell, Matthew, Scott Rozelle, Linxiu Zhang, Chengfang Liu, Renfu Luo, Yaojiang Shi. 2011. Conducting Influential Impact Evaluations in China: the Experience of the Rural Education Action Project. Journal of Development Effectiveness, 3(3): 420-430. [SSCI].
27. Liu, Chengfang (*), Linxiu Zhang, Renfu Luo, Scott Rozelle, Prashant Loyalka. 2010. The Effect of Primary School Mergers on Academic Performance of Students in Rural China, International Journal of Educational Development, 30: 570-585. [SSCI].
28. Chen, Xinxin, Chengfang Liu, Linxiu Zhang, Yaojiang Shi, Scott Rozelle. 2010. Does Taking One Step Back Get You Two Steps forward? Grade Retention and School Performance in Poor Areas in Rural China, International Journal of Educational Development, 30: 544-559. [SSCI].
29. Luo, Renfu, Max Kleiman-Weiner, Scott Rozelle, Linxiu Zhang, Chengfang Liu, Brian Sharbono, Yaojiang Shi, Ai Yue, Reynaldo Martorell, Michelle Lee. 2010. Anemia in Rural China’s Elementary Schools: Prevalence and Correlations in Shaanxi Province’s Poor Counties, Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 49 (5): 357-372. [SSCI].
30. Li, Xiaofei, Chengfang Liu, Renfu Luo, Linxiu Zhang, Scott Rozelle. 2010. The Challenges Facing Young Workers during Rural Labor Transition, China Agricultural Economic Review, 2(2): 185-199. [SCI/SSCI].
31. Liu, Chengfang, Linxiu Zhang, Renfu Luo, Scott Rozelle. 2009. Infrastructure Investment in Rural China: Is Quality Being Compromised during Quantity Expansion? The China Journal, 1(61): 105-130. [SSCI].
32. Liu, Chengfang (*), Linxiu Zhang, Renfu Luo; Scott Rozelle, Brian Sharbono, Yaojiang Shi. 2009. Development Challenges, Tuition Barriers, and High School Education in China. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 29(4): 503– 20. [SSCI].
33. Luo, Renfu, Yaojiang Shi, Linxiu Zhang, Chengfang Liu, Scott Rozelle, Brian Sharbono. 2009. Malnutrition in China's Rural Boarding Schools: the Case of Primary Schools in Shaanxi Province, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 29(4): 481– 01. [SSCI].
34. deBrauw, Alan, Linxiu Zhang, Chengfang Liu, Qiang Li, Scott Rozelle. 2008. Is Feminization of Agriculture Occurring in China? Debunking the Myth and Measuring the Consequence of Women's Participation in Agriculture, China Quarterly. 194(6): 327-334. [SSCI]
35. Zhang, Linxiu, Renfu Luo, Chengfang Liu, Scott Rozelle. 2006. Investing in Rural China, Tracking China’s Commitment to Modernization. The Chinese Economy, 39(4): 57-84.
II. Articles Published in Chinese Journals
36. Zhou, Qi, Chengfang Liu (*), Linxiu Zhang, Yuxuan He, Huan Zhou. 2015. A Survey of Handwashing Behaviors of School-aged Children in Rural Guizhou of China. Chinese Journal of School Health. April Vol 3 (4): 485-487, 491.
37. Zhou, Qi, Chengfang Liu, Linxiu Zhang (*), Huan Zhou, Yaojiang Shi. 2015. Evaluation on Maternal Health Services of Local Health Institutions in Poor Rural Areas of China and its Influencing Factors: View of Village Women Representatives. Chinese Journal of Health Policy. April 2015, Vol 8 (4):67-74.
38. Bai, Yunli, Hongmei Yi, Linxiu Zhang, Renfu Luo, Chengfang Liu (2015). The Supply and Utilization of Vision Care in Rural Primary Health. Chinese Journal of Health Policy. April 2015, Vol 8 (4): 75-80.
39. Luo, Renfu, Linxiu Zhang, Chengfang Liu, Hongmei Yi, Yaojiang Shi, 2015. Poor Rural Areas Should Be the Focus of Human Capacity Building in China, China National Conditions and Strength. 2015 (4): 62-64.
40. Yue, Ai, Hongmei Yi, Yaojiang Shi, Linxiu Zhang, Renfu Luo, Chengfang Liu, Scott Rozelle. 2015. Knowledge about the NCMS, Health Expenditure and Real Reimbursement Rate at the Household Level: Evidence Based on a Panel Dataset of 2020 Rural Households. Health Economics Research, 2015, 1(15): 60-63.
41. Zhou, Qi, Chengfang Liu (*), Linxiu Zhang, Huan Zhou, Yingdan Chen (forthcoming), Literature Review on Soil Transmitted Helminths Among Children: Prevalence, Correlates, Consequences and Interventions. Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control.
42. Luo, Renfu, Yu Wang, Linxiu Zhang, Chengfang Liu, Hongmei Yi (forthcoming). “One Project One Discussion”, Investment in Public Projects and Participation of Villagers, Economic Survey.
43. Bai, Yunli, Renfu Luo, Chengfang Liu, Hongmei Yi, Linxiu Zhang (Forthcoming). Heterogeneity of Village Finance over Time and Across Regions in China’s Rural Areas. Finance and Trade Economics.
44. Han, Linghui, Renfu Luo, Linxiu Zhang, Chengfang Liu, Peihua Wong, Scott Rozelle. 2014. Incentive and Management in Fiscal Reform of Townships in China. China Journal of Economics. 1(1): 1-17. March 2014.
45. Zhang, Linxiu, Hongmei Yi, Renfu Luo, Chengfang Liu, Yaojiang Shi, Scott Rozelle, 2014. The Human Capital Roots of the Middle-Income Trap: The Case of China. Journal of Renmin University of China. No. 3, 2014: 8-18.
46. Shi, Yaojiang, Huan Wang, Renfu Luo, Linxiu Zhang, Chengfang Liu, Hongmei Yi, Ai Yue , Scott Rozelle, 2013. The Impacts of Nutrition Intervention on Students’ Development in Poor Rural Schools of Shaanxi Province. China Soft Science Magazine. No. 10, 2013: 48-58.
47. Yi, Hongmei, Linxiu Zhang, Renfu Luo, Chengfang Liu, Scott Rozelle, 2011. A Survey on Farmer s Understanding of and Benefits from New Cooperative Medical Scheme, Population Journal, No. 1, 2011: 47-53.
48. Luo, Renfu, Linxiu Zhang, Qiran Zhao, Chengfang Liu, 2011. An Analysis of the Influence of Exterior Shock on the Employment of Migrant Workers in the Impoverished Rural Areas--Taking the Employment of the Labors in the Impoverished Rural Areas in the Financial Crisis as an Example. Economic Survey, No. 3, 2011: 103-107.
49. Chen, Xinyun, Yongfeng Dang, Chengfang Liu, 2011.Continuous Inventory of Forestry Resources: Problems and Suggestions, Liaoning Forestry Science and Technology, No 5. 2011: 39-41.
50. Luo, Renfu, Linxiu Zhang, Chengfang Liu, Qiran Zhao, Mengzhi Deng, Yaojiang Shi. 2010. Development of in Chinese Poor Rural Areas: Status and Correlates. Studies in Preschool Education, 2010 (4): 17-22.
51. Chen, Xinyun, Chengfang Liu, Zhichu Cheng, 2010. Study on Forestry Disaster and Impact Analysis in China, The Journal of Hebei Forestry Science and Technology, No. 2, 2010: 41-42.
52. Chen, Xinyun, Chengfang Liu, 2010. Study on Management of Forest Resources Asset Evaluation in State- owned Forest Region, Inner Mongolia Forestry Investigation and Design, No. 4, 2010: 58-59, 68.
53. Zhang, Haiqing, Linxiu Zhang, Renfu Luo, Chengfang Liu, 2009. Teaching Resources and Academic Performance in Elementary Schools in Rural China, Education and Economy, No. 4, 2009: 1-6.
54. Luo Renfu, Qiran Zhao, Min He, Chengfang Liu, Linxiu Zhang, 2009. The Empirical Analysis of Early Childhood Education of Poor Rural China, Studies in Preschool Education, No. 1, 2009: 7-10.
55. Yi, Hongmei, Linxiu Zhang, Renfu Luo, Chengfang Liu, 2009. The Status Quo of Township Health Center and Its Functions in New Cooperative Medical System, Chinese Health Economics, No. 6, 2009: 56-58.
56. Chang, Fang, Chengfang Liu, Yaojiang Shi, 2009. Change in Household Education Expenditures around the Primary School Merger Program, Western China Development Review, Jan 2009.
57. Yue, Ai, Chengfang Liu, Yu Song, 2009. Having Lunch at School and the Achievement of Primary Students, Western China Development Review, Jan 2009.
58. Gao, Dongsheng, Yaojiang Shi, Chengfang Liu, Renfu Luo, 2009. Distance to School and the Achievement of Primary Students, Western China Development Review, Jan 2009.
59. Bai, Yuanyuan, Renfu Luo, Chengfang Liu, Yaojiang Shi, 2009. Peer Effects and the Achievement of Primary Students: Evidence from Shaanxi and Ningxia Provinces, Western China Development Review, Jan 2009.
60. Yi, Hongmei, Linxiu Zhang, Denise Hare, Chengfang Liu, 2008. The Provision of Infrastructure and Farmers’ Demand: Evidence from 5 Provinces. China Soft Science Magazine, No. 11, 2008: 106-115,148.
61. Liu, Chengfang, Linxiu Zhang, Renfu Luo, Scott Rozelle, 2007, Quality of Public Investment in Communities in Rural China: Measurement, Status, and Correlates, Journal of Agritechnical Economics, No.2, 2007: 11-18.
62. Li Qiang, Renfu Luo, Chengfang Liu, Linxiu Zhang, 2006. What do Villagers Really Want? Understanding Villagers’ Willingness to Invest in Rural Public Services. Issues in Agricultural Economy, No. 10, 2006: 15-20.
63. Luo, Renfu, Linxiu Zhang, Jikun Huang, Scott Rozelle, Chengfang Liu, 2006. Direct Election, Rural Tax Reform and Public Goods Provision in Rural China. China Economic Quarterly, July 2006, Vol 5(4): 1295-1310.
64. Zhang, Linxiu, Renfu Luo, Chengfang Liu, Scott Rozelle, 2005. An Analysis on the Determinants of Public Goods Investment in China’s Rural Communities, Economic Research Journal, 40 (2005):76-86.
65. Zhang, Linxiu, Qiang Li, Renfu Luo, Chengfang Liu, Scott Rozelle, 2005. Public Goods Investments in Rural China: Basic Characteristics and Trends, Chinese Rural Economy, 11(2005): 18-25.
66. Liu, Chengfang, Linxiu Zhang, 2005. Gender Implications of Cultivated Land Adjustment in Rural China, Modern Economic Research, 10 (2005): 17-23.
67. Liu, Chengfang, Linxiu Zhang, 2003. Return Migration and Buffer Role of Agriculture, Modern Economic Research, 9(2003): 7-10.
68. Liu, Chengfang, Linxiu Zhang and Shenggen Fan, 2002. Agro-investment Behavior at Rural Household Level: A Case Study in Jiangsu, China Rural Observation, 4 (2002) 34-42.
III. Papers Published in Books and Monographs
69. Zhang, Linxiu, Chengfang Liu (*), Renfu Luo, Hongmei Yi , Yaojiang Shi , Scott Rozelle. 2015. The Transformation of Public Services in Rural China. In Dunford, Michael, and Weidong Liu (eds.): The Geographical Transformation of China. Published by Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-63431-1.
70. Zhang Linxiu, Chengfang Liu (*), Renfu Luo, Hongmei Yi. 2014. Fazhan Fangshi Zhuanbianxia de Jizhong Lianpian Tekunqu in Weidong Liu (eds.) 2013 Zhongguo Quyu Fazhan Baogao (China Regional Development Report). The Commercial Press, Beijing, China. Published date 2014-05-01, ISBN: 9787100091008, pp 133-156.
71. Zhang, Linxiu, Hongmei Yi, Renfu Luo, Chengfang Liu, Yaojiang Shi, Scott Rozelle, Kim Babiarz Singer, Grant Miller, Scott Atlas, 2011. Caring for One Billion: Assessing the New Social Protection Programs in Rural China. CSP Research Report 07, January 2011, Center for Social Protection, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK.
72. Zhang, Linxiu, Chunhui Ye, Chengfang Liu, Scott Rozelle. 2009. School Attainment and Cost of Education in Rural China, in Investing in Human Capital for Economic Development in China, chapter 8, edited by Gordon G. Liu, Shufang Zhang, and Zongyi Zhang. Published by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
73. Liu, Chengfang, Linxiu Zhang, Haomiao Liu, Lerong Yu. 2008. Women’s Cultivated Land Rights in Rural China: Facts and Perceptions. In Resurreccion, Bernadette P. and Elmhirst, Rebecca (eds.): Gender and Natural Resource Management: Livelihoods, Mobility and Interventions. London: Earthscan.
74. Zhang, Linxiu, Renfu Luo, Chengfang Liu, Scott Rozelle. 2006. Investing in Rural China, Tracking China’s Commitment to Modernization. In Vivienne Shue, and Christine Wong (eds.) Paying for Progress in China Public Finance, Human Welfare and Changing Patterns of Inequality. Routledge Contemporary China Series, Routledge (May 10, 2007).


IV. Books
1. Shi, Yaojiang, Renfu Luo, Chengfang Liu, Hongmei Yi, Ai Yue, Yunfan Ynag, Qiran Zhao, Fang Chang, 2014. Public Goods Provision in China’s Rural Areas: Towards a More Balanced Growth between City and Countryside. China Agricultural Press, December 2014, Beijing, China.
V. Policy Reports and Policy Briefs
Policy relevance is a cardinal tenet of Chengfang’s research. She has played an important role in advising China’s agricultural and rural development policies. Based on her research, she has prepared 19 policy reports or policy briefs since 2008, 15 of them have been submitted to the State Council, 12 of these policy reports/briefs have been noticed, considered or approved for actions (“Pishi” in Chinese Pinyin) by national leaders, including the president, the premier and other members of the State Council. In feedback from the nation’s top policy-makers, she has been told that ideas from her research have been incorporated into new policy initiatives, such as enhancing the educational experiences of migrant children in urban cities, strengthening the financial aid programs for poor rural students at high school and college levels, and strengthening investment in maintaining and upgrading the irrigation systems.

INVITED SEMINARS/SYMPOSIA/TALKS
Liu has been invited by more than 30 international conferences/workshops or universities to talk about a wide range of issues on agricultural and rural development.
1. Giving Kids a Head Start: The Impact and Mechanisms of Early Commitment of Financial Aid on Poor Students in Rural China. The 29th International Conference of Agricultural Economists, Milan, Italy, August 2015.
2. Intestinal Parasites and Schooling Outcomes among Rural School Children: the Impact of an Eradication Campaign. The 29th International Conference of Agricultural Economists, Milan, Italy, August 2015.
3. The Impact of the National Teacher Training Program on Student Achievement in China, International Conference on Human Capital and Development Challenges in China, Xi’an, China, June 2015.
4. Teaching to the Tails: Performance Pay and the Distribution of Student Achievement Western Economic Association International’s 11th International Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, January 2015.
5. Impact Evaluation: Methods and Applications, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China, May 2015.
6. Impact of Computer Assisted Learning on the Academic Achievement of Primary School Students in Poor, Rural, Ethnic Areas of China, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy Forum, Beijing, China, November 2014.
7. China’s Rural Labor Market Evolution and Implications for Its Manufacturing Sector, The 6th International Symposium on Human Capital and Labor Markets, Beijing, China, October 2014.

8. Deworming and Health Education Package for Soil-Transmitted Helminths among School Children in Southwestern China: Effects on Infections, Cognitive Ability, Nutrition and School Performance, The 6th International Symposium on Human Capital and Labor Markets, Beijing, China, October 2014.
9. Teaching to the Tails: Teacher Performance Pay and the Distribution of Student Achievement, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, October 2014.
10. Breaking the Cycle of Infection: An Impact Evaluation of Strategies to Control Intestinal Worms and Improve Human Capital in Rural China, Making Impact Evaluation Matter Better Evidence for Effective Policies and Programs, Manila, the Philippines, September 2014.
11. Soil-Transmitted Helminths (STH) in Southwestern China: Links to Cognitive Ability, Nutrition, and School Performance among Children, The 2014 Chinese Economists Society Conference, Guangzhou, China, June 2014.
12. Rapporteur for the session on “Building Resilience to Food Borne Disease and Public Health Shocks in East Asia and the Pacific”, International Conference on “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security”, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 2014.
13. Soil-Transmitted Helminths (STH) in Southwestern China: Links to Cognitive Ability, Nutrition, and School Performance among Children, Workshop on Public Services and Development in Rural China, Xi’an, China, March 2014.
14. Maternal Health Services in China’s Western Rural Areas: Uptake and Correlates, The 2013 International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) Annual Conference, Stanford University, California, USA, July 2013.
15. Maternal Health Services in China’s Western Rural Areas: Uptake and Correlates, The 2013 Chinese Economists Society Conference, Chengdu, China, June 2013.
16. China’s Labor Transition and Implications for the Manufacturing Sector, 2013 IAMO Forum, Halle, Germany, June 2013.
17. Private Migrant Schools or Rural/Urban Public Schools: Where Should China Educate Its Rural Children? The 28th International Conference of Agricultural Economists, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, August 2012.
18. Early Commitment of Financial Aid and High School Decision Making of Students from China’s Poor Rural Areas, The 2012 Chinese Economists Society Conference, Kaifeng, China, June 2012.
19. There is Exactly Enough Time Starting Now---Bridging Rural-Urban Education Gaps, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy Forum, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 2012.
20. Impact Evaluation: Methods and Applications, Ankang University, Ankang, China, October 2010.
21. Development Challenges, Tuition Barriers, and High School Education in China. The 2009 Chinese Society of Education Economics Conference, Guangzhou, China, December 2009.
22. Can Good Projects Succeed in Bad Villages? Project Design, Village Governance and Infrastructure Quality in Rural China, The 27th International Conference of Agricultural Economists, Beijing, China, August 2009.
23. Battling China’s Invisible Epidemic: Nutrition, Education and Investing in China’s Future, The 27th International Conference of Agricultural Economists, Beijing, China, August 2009.
24. Towards the Future of Rural Labor Transition: Challenges Faced by Young Generation due to Industrial Upgrading, The 2009 Chinese Economists Society Conference, Nanning, China, June 2009.
25. Battling China’s Invisible Epidemic: Nutrition, Education and Investing in China’s Future, School of Education, Peking University, Beijing, China, 2009.
26. The Effect of Primary School Mergers on Academic Performance of Students in Rural China, Assessment of Western China Development and Future Prospects, Chinese Economist Society, Xi’an, China, July 2008.
27. Social Protection in Rural China, Research Methods Workshop, Social Protection in Asia, Dakar, Bangladesh, April 2008.
28. Is Feminization of Agriculture Occurring in China? Debunking the Myth and Measuring the Consequence of Women's Participation in Agriculture”, The 2007 Chinese Economist Society Conference, Changsha, China, July 2007.
29. Infrastructure Investment in Rural China --Is Quality Being Compromised During Quantity Expansion? Western Educational Research Activity 101(WERA-101) Conference, Shanghai, China, July 2007.
30. Coordinator and translator of the workshop on “Employment, Poverty and Informality” organized by The Social Studies Trust, New Delhi and Ahemdabad, India, Feb 2007.
31. Consultant to the meeting on “An Asian Consultation on Gender, Migration and Citizenship” organized by Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore and the International Development Research Centre, Singapore, October 2006.
32. Migration and Poverty Alleviation in China: Impact of WTO Accession, The Poverty and Economic Policy (PEP) Research Network Meeting, Manila, the Philippines, February 2003.
33. Linking Formal and Farmers’ Maize Seed Systems for Biodiversity Enhancement and Crop Improvement, The Participatory Rural Technology Development Workshop, Beijing, China, November 2002.
34. Buffer Role of Agriculture in China’s Economic Transition, The Inception Workshop of the Role of Agricultural, Beijing, China, October 2002.
35. Productive Investment Behavior at Rural Household Level in China, The International Conference on Rural Investments, Growth and Poverty, Beijing, China, November 2001.
36. Does Teaching Mother Help Nourish Children?: Examining Links Between Education and Child Health in China’s Poor Areas, The Fiuggi (Italy) Nutrition Workshop, Rome, Italy, September 2001.


TEACHING
Chengfang has taught classes for both undergraduate and graduate students as follows,
Public Economics, Co-Instructor (with Linxiu Zhang), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fall 2015
Impact Evaluation: Methods and Applications, Instructor, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Winter, 2006 to date
Development Economics, Co-Instructor, Shaanxi Normal University, Winter 2014
Intermediate Microeconomics, Teaching Assistant for Dr. John Constantine, University of California (Davis), Spring 2006
Quantitative Methods, Teaching Assistant for Dr. Sandeep Mohapatra, University of California (Davis), Winter 2006
Financial Management of the Firm, Teaching Assistant for Dr. John Constantine, University of California (Davis), Winter 2005
Development Economics, Teaching Assistant for Professor Scott Rozelle, University of California (Davis), Fall 2003
In addition, Chengfang has been invited to more than 10 workshops to provide young scholars, policy analysts and graduate students with hands-on technical training on how to conduct rigorous impact evaluations. Most of these workshops were organized by universities in the western part of China, such as Guizhou Finance and Economics University, Ningxia University, Lanzhou University, Xibei University, Qinghai University for Nationalities, Ankang University, as well as Shaanxi Normal University. In feedback from the participants and organizers, she has been told that these hands-on technical training really help to build up local capacity through learning by doing and learning training.

Chengfang_LIU_CV.pdf

CFLIU Research Statement.pdf

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