Dr Xin (Kelly) Liu

xin liu


Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies & Statistics

Senior Lecturer
Phone number
+61 2 612 57370
Room 3.63 , CBE Bld (26C)
Research areas
  • Financial Innovation and Development, Fintech
  • Information Economics
  • Banking
  • The Chinese Economy

Dr. Xin Liu is a Senior Lecturer in Finance. Her research interests are centered on the implications of financial innovation and developments on capital markets and the economy, banking and information economics, and the Chinese economy. Dr Liu's work has been published in internationally top finance journals including the Journal of Financial Economics and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis

Dr. Xin Liu earned her Ph.D. in Finance from the National University of Singapore. She also obtained master’s degrees in Applied Economics and Physics from the University of Minnesota, and a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). Prior to her current appointment at the Australian National University, she worked as an investment professional at Temasek Holdings in Singapore and also visited the Chazen Institute of International Business at Columbia University.



Research publications

"One Fundamental and Two Taxes: When Does a Tobin Tax Reduce Financial Price Volatility?" with Yongheng Deng and Shang-Jin Wei, Journal of Financial Economics, 2018, 130, 663-692.

"A Liberalization Spillover: From Equities to Loans" with Shang-Jin Wei and Yifan Zhou, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, forthcoming 

Research grants and awards

Best Paper Awards, CICF 2014

ANU College of Business and Economics Research School Grants

Research engagement and outreach

RSFAS Finance PhD HDR Committee

RSFAS Finance Seminar Covenor, 2018

RSFAS Academic Faculty Recruitment Committee


FINM7007 Applied Corporate Finance

FINM8100 Applied Project in Finance