Haoming Liu

National University of Singapore, and IZA, Germany

This is a very exciting project and I am really happy to be able to contribute. The World of Labor provides an effective platform for researchers to disseminate their most recent research findings to policymakers and their fellow researchers

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, National University of Singapore

Research interest

Income inequality and mobility, demography, and the Chinese labor market

Past positions

Visiting Scholar, Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan, USA, 2008–2009; Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of New South Wales, Australia, 1998–1999


PhD Economics, University of Western Ontario, 1999

Selected publications

  • “Willingness to fight on: Environmental quality in dynamic contests.” RAND Journal of Economics (Forthcoming) (with J. Lu and A. Salvo).

  • “Adversity-hope hypothesis: Air pollution raises daily lottery demand in China.” Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 62 (2021): 247–280 (with S. H. Chew and A. Salvo).

  • “Declining discount rates in Singapore's market for privately developed apartments.” Journal of Applied Economics (Forthcoming) (with E. Fesselmeyer and A. Salvo).

  • “Air pollution as a determinant of food delivery and related plastic waste.” Nature Human Behaviour 5 (2020): 212–220 (with J. Chu and A. Salvo).

  • “Superstition, conspicuous spending, and housing markets: Evidence from Singapore.” Management Science 66:2 (2020): 783–804 (with J. He, T. F. Soon, and W. K. Wong).