Yunhua Liu is currently a professor of economics at Renmin University of China, an adjunct professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and a visiting professor of public policy at the Ford School. Liu's research areas cover the economic relationship of Southeast Asia and China, urban economic development, and Chinese Economy. The main courses he teaches for graduate students are Chinese Economy and Investment Environment of China. He earned an undergraduate degree in engineering and completed a master of science in management science from Northeastern University in China. He earned his PhD in economics from Ohio State University.