Yong Liu


Dr. Liu is an assistant professor at the Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University. He received his PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Guelph in Canada. His research interests include applied econometrics, machine learning, causal inference, risk management and crop insurance.

Selected Publications:

Yong Liu and Alan P. Ker. Simultaneous borrowing of information across space and time for pricing insurance contracts: An application to rating crop insurance policies. Journal of Risk and Insurance, 88(1):231–257, 2021

Yong Liu and Alan P. Ker. When less is more: On the use of historical yield data with application to rating area crop insurance contracts. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 52(2):194–203, 2020

Yong Liu and Alan P. Ker. Rating crop insurance contracts with nonparametric Bayesian model averaging. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 45(2), March 2020

Alan P. Ker and Yong Liu. Bayesian model averaging of possibly similar nonparametric densities. Computational Statistics, 32(1):349–365, 2017

Alan P. Ker, Tor N. Tolhurst, and Yong Liu.  Bayesian estimation of possibly similar yield densities: Implications for rating crop insurance contracts. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 98(2):360–382, 2016

Curriculum Vitae

PhD, Agricultural Economics, University of Guelph

MS, Agricultural Economics, University of Guelph