Dr. Xuepeng Liu is a Professor of Economics at Kennesaw State University. He earned his undergraduate and master degrees in economics from Renmin University of China, and doctoral degree in economics from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. He had also worked for the World Bank, the IMF, and the WTO. His research interests include trade & development, and the Chinese economy. His work on China includes multinational firms’ location choice in China, tax evasion/avoidance at the Chinese border through international trade, and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on China’s exports. He has published in prestigious academic journals such as American Economic Journal, the Review of Economics & Statistics, Journal of International Economics, and Journal of Development Economics.