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LIU, Zhuang


Assistant Professor

Education Background

J.S.D., The University of Chicago

Ph.D., Peking University

LL.B., Peking University

Research Field
Economic Analysis of Law, Business Law and Economic Regulation, Judicial Behavior


John Zhuang Liu joined CUHKSZ, School of Management and Economics, in September, 2016 as assistant professor of law and economics. He earned a Bachelor of Law and a Ph.D. in Law from Peking University, and a J.S.D. from the University of Chicago. His research interests lie at the intersection of law, regulation, and empirical methodologies.

Academic Publications:


Scholary Articles

1. Reason Writing Reduces Decision Bias: Experimental Evidence from Judges in China. Journal of Legal Studies (forthcoming 2018).

2. Mass Publicity of Chinese Court Decisions: Market-Driven or Authoritarian Transparency? China Review (forthcoming 2018) (with Yingmao Tang).

3. Moral Hazard in Securitization: Between Truth and Illusion. Peking University Law Journal, 5(2) (2017), pp265-284.

Scholary Articles in Chinese

4. 影子银行的第三类风险,《中外法学》2018年第1期。(Moral Hazard in Shadow Banking. Peking University Law Journal [Chinese], 1 [2018].)

5. 司法信任与经济发展,《法律和社会科学》2015年第14卷。(Judicial Trustworthiness and Economic Development. Law and Social Sciences, 2 [2015].)

6. 法学教育与法律决策的内在一致性,《法律和社会科学》2013年第12卷。《中国社会科学文摘》2014年第6期转载。(Legal Education and Internal Consistency in Legal Decision Making. Law and Social Sciences, 3 [2013]. Reprinted by Social Sciences in China Digest, 6 [2014].)

Working Papers

1. Precedent in China (with Lars Klöhn and Holger Spamann).

2. Comparative Legal Reasoning: Experimental Outcome and Click-Stream Data from Argentinian, Chinese, French, German, and U.S. Judges (with Holger Spamann, Lars Klöhn, Christophe Jamin, Alexander Morell, Ivan Reidel).

3. Does Decentralization Always Improve Economic Performance? Evidence from the Micro-lending Sector in China (with Yingmao Tang).

4. Juries, Public Trust in the Judiciary, and Judicial Performance.

5. The Cautionary Effect of Formality: An Experimental Investigation of Chinese Judges.

6. What Make a Judicial Decision Convincing: Experimental Evidence from China.

Work in Progress

1. Procedures that Reduce Context Dependence in Judicial Decision Making (with Adi Leibovitch)

2. No Specific Performance (with Lei Chen)

3. Comparative Trust in the Judiciary (with Xueyao Li)

4. Judicial Favoritism (with T.J. Wong, Yi Yang, Tianyu Zhang).