Zhi LIU – Infrastructure planning, policy and finance, land policy, municipal finance


Mr. Zhi Liu is Director of Peking University – Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy, and Senior Research Fellow and China Program Director with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy .

Previously, Mr. Liu was Lead Infrastructure Specialist at the World Bank where he had worked for 18 years, with operational experiences in a number of developing countries. He managed a number of investment lending projects and economic sector studies in the infrastructure and urban sectors.

In 1993-94, he was a research associate with Harvard Institute for International Development. In 1985-87, he taught city and regional planning at Nanjing University.

He holds B.S. in Economic Geography from Sun Yat-Sen University (China), M.S. in City and Regional Planning from Nanjing University (China), and Ph.D. in Urban Planning from Harvard University.

Links, Quotes, Publications

“Metropolitan Infrastructure and Capital Finance,” co-author with Gregory Ingram and Karin Brandt, Chapter 13 in Roy Bahl, Johanese Linn and Deborah Wetzel (ed.), Metropolitan Government Finance in Developing Countries, Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, 2013

“Transport Investment, Economic Growth, and Poverty Reduction,” Journal of Transport and Infrastructure, The Asian Journal, Volume 12, Number 1, August 2005

“Efficiency and Locational Consequences of Government Transport Policies and Spending in Chile,” co-author with John F. Kain, in Edward L. Glaeser and John R. Meyer (ed.), Chile: Political Economy of Urban Development, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, 2002

“Determinants of Motorization and Road Provision,” co-author with Gregory Ingram, in Jose A. Gomez-Ibanez, William Tye, and Cliff Winston (eds.) Essays in Transportation Economics and Policy: A Handbook in Honor of John R. Meyer, The Brookings Institution, 1999