L. (Liam Ching) Larry Liu



University of Oxford

Master of Science, Comparative Social Policy, 2015-2016

University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Minor: Economic Policy, GPA: 3.88- Philadelphia, PA, Graduation May 2015.

Community College of Philadelphia

Associates Degree in Liberal Arts, Graduated with Highest Honor- Philadelphia, PA, January 2011- May 2012


City of Philadelphia, Research Advisor, Philadelphia, PA, August 2014-Present

Advised and provided research for the Mayor’s Task Force on Paid Sick Leave, studying the effects of the new policy on employers and employees in Philadelphia and other municipalities in the U.S.

Sirius XM, Wharton Business Radio, Research Intern, Philadelphia, PA, January 2014-Present

Researched current headlines and news stories for the weekly radio program “In the Workplace“ hosted by Peter Cappelli and Dan O’Meara.

University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts and Sciences, Research Intern, Philadelphia, PA, September 2013- May 2014

Researched and helped Prof. James McGann to assemble and analyze data and reports on European and Asian think tanks for the annual global ranking of think tanks.

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, Research Assistant, Philadelphia, PA, May 2013- Present

Researched and compiled data on labor markets, employment relations and human resources on web sites, books, journals and library resources, supported Prof. Peter Cappelli to find material for his book project.

Reebok/Rockport, Retail Professional, Philadelphia, PA, June 2011- Present

Provided excellent customer service, took care of packaging and labeling, ensured cleanliness of sales floor and shelves.

Community College of Philadelphia, Student Ambassador, Philadelphia, PA, August 2011- May 2012

Assisted incoming students to register for courses, represented and promoted the college at official events, organized recruitment drives.

Austrian Military, Guard, Vienna, Austria, July 2010 – January 2011

Protected and supervised the building entrance of a barrack.


Penn Spectrum, Columnist

Contributed over a dozen articles, providing analysis on contemporary global and domestic social and economic policies. Philadelphia, PA, August 2013-Present.

Penn Publications Cooperative, Chair of Distribution

Organized the distribution of 20 different student publications across campus. Philadelphia, PA, February 2013- Present

Eastern Service Workers’ Association, Volunteer

Volunteered to assist low-income people in South Philadelphia with housing, financial, job and food problems by providing them with counsel on housing opportunities, utility payment plans and extensions, resume reviews and food delivery. Philadelphia, PA, January 2012- Present

DISTINGUISHING ACHIEVEMENTS: Recipient of Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship (2012)

Dean’s List, University of Pennsylvania, 2012-13, 2013-14




L. (Liam Ching) Larry Liu



Research Assistant. Department of Management. Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Prof. Peter Cappelli. June 2013- Present.

Research Intern. Department of International Relations. University of Pennsylvania. Prof. James McGann. September 2013- May 2014.


B.A. University of Pennsylvania, Sociology and Economic Policy, current

A.A. (Associate in Art) Community College of Philadelphia, Liberal Arts (Honors), May 2012


Economic Sociology, Political Sociology, Historical Sociology, Political Economy, International Political Economy, Philosophy-Politics-Economics, Economic Policy, Economic History, Economic Anthropology, History of Economic Thought, Social History, Political History, Developmental Economics, Industrial Sociology, Sociology of Inequality and Opportunity, Globalization studies.


Industrial relations, Economic systems, Social class analysis, History of Economic thought, 20th century history (war history, WWI, WWII and Cold War), European welfare state, American welfare state, US labor market, European labor market, Social policies, Economic policies, Social change (globalization), Social and Economic inequality, Political ideology, International relations, US-China Relations, Chinese political economy, European monetary policy, Think tanks, Austerity politics, U.S. politics, European politics, East Asian politics, Business news.


Dean’s List, University of Pennsylvania, 2012-2013

Recipient of Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship, April 2012

Recipient of Aileen Lomish Memorial Award, June 2010

Recipient of Jonathan Saidel Scholarship, June 2010

Recipient of the American Legion Bustleton Memorial Post No. 810 George Washington High School Award, June 2010


Student Publications

“Is a College Education Going to Make You Better Off?”, Student Vanguard, Community College of Philadelphia. March 16, 2012

“Is it Good to be a Young College Student Today?”, Student Vanguard, Community College of Philadelphia. April 16, 2012

“CCP Budget for 2012-13: Cuts in City and State Funding and Increase in Tuition”, Student Vanguard, Community College of Philadelphia. July 17, 2012

“Detroit: A City under Financial Distress”, Penn Political Review, Summer (2013).

“What’s the Matter with Japan? The Japanese Economy from a Historical Perspective”, Penn Asian Review 3 (2013):9-16.

“The Entitlement Programs Are Not Going Bankrupt.” Penn Spectrum, July 24, 2013.

“The Emerging Markets Are Not Going to Save the World Economy.” Penn Spectrum, August 10, 2013.

“US Foreign Policy Is Geared Toward National Interest, Not Democracy Promotion.” Penn Spectrum, August 20, 2013.

“The Dismantling of Public Education in Philadelphia.” Penn Spectrum, September 2, 2013.

“The Fiscal Crisis in Detroit: Problems and Solutions.” Penn Spectrum, September 15, 2013.

“Do Unions Contribute to More Unemployment?”, Penn Spectrum, September 29, 2013.

“Does Marx Still Matter in the 21st Century?”, Penn Spectrum, October 14, 2013.

“Technology and Unemployment: The Future of the Labor Market and Jobs.” Penn Political Review, November 11, 2013.

“Why Is the U.S. Political System So Gridlocked?”, Penn Spectrum, November 20, 2013.

“What is the Implication of a Growing US Population?”, Penn Spectrum, December 1, 2013.

“Why It Is Meaningless to Distinguish Between Big and Small Government”, Penn Spectrum, December 25, 2013.

“The Growth of the Nigerian Luxury Spirit Consumption,” Wharton International Business Review, Fall 2013.

“The Future for Solar Energy,” Penn Sustainability Review, Fall (2013): 7-9.

“Economic Policy in Nazi Germany: 1933-1945,” Penn History Review, forthcoming.

“Abenomics: Leadership During Difficult Times,” Wharton International Business Review, Forthcoming Spring 2014.

“Are Labor Unions Useful for Workers?” Penn Spectrum, February 28, 2014.

“Labor Leaders Visit the University of Pennsylvania.” Penn Spectrum, March 7, 2014.

“The US Unemployment Situation is Deteriorating and Not Improving.” Penn Spectrum, March 27, 2014.

In-Class Papers

“The Zambian Economy and the IMF”, December 2012.

“What’s the Matter with Japan? The Japanese Economy From a Historical Perspective”, December 2012.

“The Viability of the European Social Model Using the Case Study of Germany: The German Welfare State and Labor Market Reform”, December 2012.

“Hugo Chavez’ Bolivarian Revolution: A Legacy”, April 2013.

“The Argentinian Debt Crisis of the Early 2000s: A Sociological and Historical Analysis.” May 2013.

“Citizen’s United v. FEC and Corporations in America: A History of Political Economy.” May 2013.

“An Economic Explanation for the Riots in Sweden.” June 2013.

“The Austerity Trap: The Economic and Social Consequences of Fiscal Consolidation in Europe.” July 2013.

“Capitalist Reform, The Dismantling of the Iron Rice Bowl and Land Expropriation in China: A Theory of Primitive Accumulation and State Power.” November 2013.

“Social Interactions in the University of Pennsylvania Library: Inviting Spaces, Distractions, Power and Gender Relations.” December 2013.

“Risks and Challenges of Privatization: Case Studies of Austria, United Kingdom and Russia.” December 2013.

“Anti-Government Protests in Thailand: A Political Sociology of Elite and Class Conflict.” January 2014.

“Codetermination: Trade Union Power in Germany and the US.” February 2014

“Salesworkers in the Twenty-First Century: The Effects of Technological Change on Retail and Financial Service Employment.” Independent Study, University of Pennsylvania, Sociology Department. April 2014.


“Right-Wing Populism in Contemporary Europe.” Penn German Club, University of Pennsylvania. January 29, 2013.

“Viability of the European Social Model-Case Study of Germany.” Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Pennsylvania. March 21, 2013. And Undergraduate Research Conference. April 5, 2013.

“The Eurozone Crisis and Austerity Politics.” Government and Politics Association, University of Pennsylvania. April 11, 2013.

“Viability of the European Social Model-Case Study of Germany.” Jack Kent Cooke Scholars’ Weekend. August 3, 2013.

“Codetermination: Trade Union Power in Germany and the US.” Penn Quaker Days Undergraduate Research Conference. April 7, 2014.


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