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    LIU Yunbo Associate Professor
    Institute of Vocational and Adult Education
    Address:Room 450, Yingdong Education Building, Beijing Normal University, No. 19, XinJieKouWai St., HaiDian District, Beijing 100875, P. R. China

    Study Area

    Economics of Vocational Education; Educational Finance; Labor Market



    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Education, Doctor of Philosophy


    Peking University, Graduate School of Education, Master of Educational Economy and Management


    Peking University, Yuanpei College, Bachelor of Economics



    Youth Humanities and Foreign Exchange Center, University of International Business and Economics, Part-time Researcher


    China Institute for Educational Finance Research, Peking University, Post-doctor


    Books and Translated Works

    1. Liu,Y. (2020). A Study on Resource Allocation of Higher Vocational Education. Beijing: Social Sciences Literature Press.

    2. He, Zh., Liu,Y. & Wei, M.(2019). 40 years’ Chinese Education Reform: Vocational Education, Beijing: Beijing Normal University Press.

    Journal Articles

    1. Liu,Y., Yin, L. & Guo, J. (2020).The quality of higher education and overeducation: Where should higher education funding go?, Finance Research Letters, doi: press)

    2. Wen,J.& Liu, Y.(2020). Empirical Study on the Factors of Enrollment Scale Ratio of Secondary Vocational School to General High School—Based on the Panel Data of 86 Countries. Vocational and Technical Education ,41(28), 6-12. (Corresponding Author)

    3. Liu, Y., Zhang,W.& Guo, J. (2020). Analyzing the Incidence and Factors of Under-Skilling among Engineering Graduates: Based the Survey on Local Universities, Higher Education Exploration 10,115-122.

    4. Liu, Y., Huan, Q. & Zhang, Y. (2020). The Current Situation of Skill Mismatch Among Employees in The Elderly Care and Homemaking Industries -Based on A Survey of Beijing City, Vocational and Technical Education, 41(27),50-55.

    5. Zhang, Wen. & Liu, Y. (2020). Analysis of the parents' expectation and its influential factors, who come from the secondary vocational schools. Higher Vocational Education Exploration ,19(03),51-57

    6. Li, C., Zheng, H. & Liu, Y. (2020). The hybrid regulatory regime in turbulent times: The role of the state in China's stock market crisis in 2015–2016. Regulation & Governance. doi:10.1111/rego.12340 SSCI

    7. Liu,Y. & Yang, P. (2020). Higher Vocational College Stratification and the Project-based Governance, China Higher Education Research. 4,98-104.

    8. Wei,Y., Zhou,S. & Liu,Y. (2020). The draw of home: How does teacher’s initial job placement relate to teacher mobility in rural China? PLOS ONE 15(1),e0227137. SSCI (Corresponding Author)

    9. Liu,Y. (2019). Have the National Demonstration Higher Vocational Colleges Driven the Development of Neighboring Institutions? Peking University Education Review,17(02),57-75.

    10. Liu,Y. & Tu X.(2019). Public-private Partnership in International Vocational Education: Models, Features and Implications, Research in Higher Education of Engineering,3, 143-149.

    11. Zhou S., Liu Y.B., Wei Y. (2019). The Impact of Demonstration Colleges Construction on the Quality of Students—An Empirical Study Based on Difference in Difference. Education and Vocation.7, 57-62.

    12. Liu,Y. (2019). The Incidence of Educational Mismatch and Skill Mismatch and the Income Effects: An Empirical Analysis Based on CGSS2015, Dongyue Tribune, 3, 60-68.

    13. Liu,Y. (2018). A Study on the Preliminary Effect of “3+2” Cohesion Between Secondary and Higher Vocational Education with Empirical Data from Beijing, Social Sciences of Beijing,10, 100-108.

    14. Liu,Y. (2018). Research Progress and Implications of Skill Mismatch, Chinese Vocational and Technical Education. 30, 1-10.

    15. Liu,Y. & Geng, Y. (2018). Adaptability Problems and Impact of Vocational Students Under the Transfer Model—Based on Empirical Research in Beijing, Vocational and Technical Education, 10,53-58.

    16. Yang, P., Wang, X.& Liu,Y. (2017). Made in China 2025 and Skills Shortage Management, Report for Center for Social Research, Peking University. Working Paper.

    17. Liu,Y. (2017). Fund Demand Analysis on the 3+2 Linking Model of Secondary and Higher Vocational Education in Beijing, Vocational Education Communication, 10, 35-38.

    18. Liu,Y. (2016). Developing Economy or Pursuing Political Performance? The Empirical Analysis of the Driving Force to Establish More Vocational Colleges by Prefecture-Level Government, Tsinghua Journal of Education, 6, 85-94.

    19. Yang,P.& Liu,Y. (2016). Provincial Coordination and Balance Development for Tertiary Vocational Education in China, Peking University Education Review, 3, 59-83.

    20. Wu, H. & Liu,Y. (2016). The Empirical Analysis of Higher Vocational School Specialties Based on the Variety of Specialties, Enrollment Level and Concentration, Education and Vocation, 13, 16-22.

    21. Tian, Zh. & Liu,Y. (2016). Vocational Education Appropriation Mechanism in Global View: Model, Features and Applications, Vocation Education Forum, 1, 82-86.

    22. Liu,Y. & Guo, J. (2015). Analysis of Difference in Resources Allocation of Higher Vocational Colleges with Various Affiliations, Research in Education Development, 19, 53-58.

    23. Liu,Y. & Jin, X. (2014). Analysis on the Majors Production Efficiency in Higher Vocational Colleges Based on the Hierarchical Linear Model: Taking the Computer Majors as Example, Journal of Higher Education, 11, 68-76.

    24. Liu,Y. (2014). An Empirical Analysis on the Structure of Majors among Private Vocational Colleges in China, Vocational and Technical Education, 13, 68-72.

    25. Liu,Y. & Chung, Y. (2014). Study on the Relationship Between Major Inputs and Employment of Students in Higher Vocational Colleges: Taking National Manufacturing Majors for Example, Tsinghua Journal of Education, 4, 84-91.

    26. Lan, H., Liu,Y. et al.. (2014). Review of Researches on Private Benefit of Vocational Education, Education Research Monthly, 7.16-21.

    27. Liu,Y. & Yang, P. (2014). The Study on Factors Affecting the Public and Relatively Private Size of Higher Vocational Education, Research in Education Development, 1, 42-46.

    28. Zhou, J., Wang, Q. & Liu,Y. (2013). Economic Analysis of Chinese High School Students’ Desire and Consideration to Choose Overseas Destination for Study, Journal of Educational Studies, 6, 82-90.

    29. Chung, Y.& Liu,Y. (Translation) (2013). Financing Higher Education: Market Failures and Government Roles in the Development of Postsecondary Sub-Degree Programs in Hong Kong SAR, Peking University Education Review, 2, 97-107.

    30. Liu,Y. & Chung, Y. (2012). Study on Over-education and Its Relationship with the Development of the Industries in Hong Kong, Peking University Education Review, 4, 120-134.


    Book Chapters

    1. Liu, Y., Huan, Q. & Zhang, Y. (2020). The development of private vocational education in China 2020.In Yang, J.(Eds.) Annual Report on the Development of Private Education Industry in China2020(pp.90-114). Beijing: Social Sciences Literature Press.

    2. Zhao,Zh. & Liu,Y. (2019). Vocational Education and Training in Economic Transformation in China. In Lorna Unwin & David Guile Eds., Vocational Education and Training in Economic Transfer for Inclusion in the Work (pp.495-512). United Kingdom:Wiley, West Sussex,

    3. Liu,Y. (2015). Beijing Higher Vocational Education Report. In Rong Wang & Jianguo Wei (Eds.), China Education Financial Policy Consultancy Report (2010-2015), Beijing: Educational Science Publishing House,

    4. Liu,Y. (2015). Analysis on Specialties Structure in Newly-built Local Universities. In Rong Wang & Jianguo Wei (Eds.), China Education Financial Policy Consultancy Report (2010-2015), Beijing: Educational Science Publishing House.



    1. 2018.1-2020.6  Beijing Natural Science Fund Youth Project, Study on the Level and Impact of Laborer Skill Mismatch in Beijing (Grant No. 9184026), Project Leader.

    2. 2016.1-2018.12  National Social Science Fund, Research on Transformation and Development of Local Colleges and Universities (Grant NO. AIA150008), Main Researcher.

    3. 2015.7-2019.12  National Social Science Fund, Analysis on the Impact of Special Fund on the Development of Higher Vocational Education under Project Management (Grant No. 15CGL057), Project Leader.

    4. 2014.6-2017.3   Beijing Social Science Fund, Fund Demand Analysis on the 3+2 Linking Model of Secondary and Higher Vocational Education in Beijing (Grant No. 14JYC022), Project Leader.

    5. 2014.12-2017.12  Philosophy and Social Science Key Projects of Ministry of Education, Study on the Quality Assurance System for China Vocational Education (Grant No. 13JZD047), Main Researcher.



    1. Liu,Y. (2015). Study on the stratification of higher vocational colleges in China.Paper presented at the 59th Annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Washington D.C., USA.

    2. Liu,Y. (2011) The Equity of Resources Distribution of Higher Vocational Education in the Mainland of China. Paper presented at the 55th Annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Montreal, Canada.




    Supplier Responsibility Department, Apple Inc., Project Evaluation Expert on Vocational Education



    2021, Third Prize, Basic Teaching Skills Competition for Young Teachers, Beijing Normal University.

    2020, 4th Elite Scholars Program, Beijing Yifang Public Welfare Foundation

    2016, First Prize, Outstanding Achievements in Social Investigation and Research of Young Teachers in Beijing Universities, Beijing City.