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Xian Liu, Public Policy Working Group

Murphy Institute Post-doctoral Fellow

"Regulatory Compliance, Information Disclosure and Peer Effect: Evidence from the Mexican Gasoline Market"


Uptown Campus
Lavin-Bernick Center
201-Race Conference Room

Meeting time is 12:00 – 1:00pm. Lunch will be provided. The meeting is open only to members of the Health Policy Working Group.

Event Details

Invitation Only

Event Type: Public Policy Working Group

Sponsored By: Murphy Institute , Center for Public Policy Research

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About The Speaker

Dr. Liu received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013. His research interests are in environmental economics, economics of regulation, and political economics. His current research focuses on market-based environmental regulation, and the impact of transparency policies on the behavior of firms. He is also interested in using theories from behavioral economics to explain environmental behavior of firms and individuals.

In August 2006, the Mexican government implemented an information disclosure program, disclosing inspection results of all gas stations to the public through its official website. The disclosure policy assigned each inspected gas station with green, yellow, or red colors to indicate the status of compliance, minor violation, and severe violation, respectively. The paper Dr. Liu will be presenting uses station-level inspection verification data to examine whether this information spillover may trigger peer influence among regulated firms.

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.