Yi Liu was born in China and grew up in the United Kingdom. She started her academic career in economics by obtaining her BSc degree in Economics and Economic History (2007) from the University of Warwick, UK. After an internship at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, she realised that her main interest lies with international trade economics and international economic policy, and so pursued an MSc in International Political Economy (2008) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK.
She joined the IELPO program to gain knowledge and experience in International Economics law, which she believes would complement and further her existing foundations in International Economics and Politics, as well as help her in her future career.
Yi is a native speaker in Chinese and English and she also speaks French.
After graduating from IELPO, Yi worked interned at King and Wood in Beijing, where she analyzed and carried out research on WTO dispute settlement cases and M&A cases. She also translated and reviewed relevant government regulations and legal documents.
After working at King and Wood, she did an internship in the Business and Trade Policy Unit at the International Trade Centre (Geneva). Yi followed and analyzed developments in the WTO and other international economic organizations from the perspective of business communities in developing and transition economies and contributed to analytical papers and Business Briefs on the opportunities and challenges of the WTO and other trade related agreements, decisions and trade policy measures.
From September 2010 to January 2012, Yi worked as a Working Group Coordinator at the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. She managed the Auto and Automotive, Aerospace, Rail and Pharmaceutical Working Groups as well as the Government Affairs and Marketing and Communications Forum.
Since January 2012, Yi works at Holland & Barrett as Corporate Affairs Manager.
(Last update: August 2012)