Vivian Yuen Ting Liu conducts quantitative research on the academic and labor market outcomes to prominent higher education paths or phenomena with state administrative and restricted-use national datasets. Her research has implications for increasing college completion, especially for low-income and marginalized students. Her research interests include transfer students, financial aid, community college credentials, summer enrollment, for-profit education, and the economic returns to higher education.
Liu is a PhD candidate in economics and education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Liu holds an MA in economics and education from Teachers College and a BA with a double major in economics and education from Macalester College, Minnesota.
Prior to coming to CCRC, she worked as a quantitative analyst and Pittsburgh specialist at Communities for Teaching Excellence, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She also worked as a quantitative consultant for Teach For America, New York.