Yan Liang

Associate Professor of Economics

Yan Liang is an Associate Professor at Willamette University. She specializes in Post Keynesian-Institutionalist approach to international trade and finance, financial macroeconomics and economic development (with a regional focus on China). She has published articles in International Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Issues, The Chinese Economy, and China & the World Economy. Professor Liang’s teaching interests include Macroeconomics, International Economics, Economic Development, Monetary Theory and Financial System, and Political Economy of East and Southeast Asia. Professor Liang has previously taught at University of Redlands and Bard College at Simon’s Rock. She received a master’s degree and a doctorate degree in Economics from University of Missouri-Kansas City. Professor Liang is an active member of the Association of Evolutionary Economics, Union for Radical Political Economics, and Association for Institutional Thought.


Fall 2013

  • Econ 353: International Economics
  • Econ 358: Intermediate Macroeconomics

Working Projects & Papers

Shadow Banking and Credit Driven Growth in China, Working Paper.

“Global Imbalances and Financial Crisis: Financial Globalization as a Common Cause”, Journal of Economic Issues, June 2012, Vol. 46, No. 2, 353 – 362.

“Global Imbalances as Root Cause of Global Financial Crisis? A Critical Analysis”, Journal of Economic Issues, March 2012, Vol.46, No.1, 101-118.

“Introduction to Special Issue”, The Chinese Economy, January-February 2012, Vol. 45, No. 1, 3-7.

“Development Finance: Critically Evaluating China’s Banking System in Light of the Current Financial Crisis”, The Chinese Economy, January-February 2012, Vol. 45, No. 1, 8-27.

“China and the Global Financial Crisis: Assessing the Impacts and Policy Responses”, China & World Economy, June 2010, Vol. 18, No. 3, 56-72.
“Interdependency, Decoupling and Dependency: Asian Economic Development in the Age of Global Financialization”, International Journal of Political Economy, spring 2010, Vol. 39, No. 1, 28-53.