Xin Liu (PhD 2021) specialized in econometrics, working with Professor Kaplan as her doctoral advisor. As a teaching assistant, Xin helped undergraduate and master's students learn econometrics, both in-person and online. As a PhD student, she also presented three different research papers at five conferences including the European Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society; Xin was awarded funding for conference travel by our department, MU, and one of the conferences. One of Xin's papers combined with others' work to produce a 2019 publication in the Journal of Econometrics, while the other two were submitted to journals as solo papers; she also completed a 4th paper together with Professor Kaplan. Due to her excellent research, Xin won our department's Harry Gunnison Brown Research Fellowship in 2019 and won a campus-wide Winemiller Excellence Award in 2020. Xin was also involved in our department's Graduate Women in Economics.
Upon graduation, Xin will become a tenure-track assistant professor at Washington State University, one of the 131 top R1 research universities in the U.S.