Du Liu is the Research Officer at TMCD who is working on the Valuation of patents and start-ups in the pharmaceutical industry (MED-VEST) Project. This project is funded by the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Oxford Institute (COI). The objective of the MED-VEST project is to develop a conceptual framework and an empirical model(s) for the estimation of the monetary value of patents in the pharmaceutical industry. She is responsible for conducting research concerning the valuation of technology through theory development and statistical analysis of large firm level dataset, publishing the academic results of the projects in appropriate scholarly journals and presses and writing up policy reports and undertaking a range of administrative functions to ensure the smooth functioning of the project and the TMCD.
Du studied her PhD at University of Warwick and has submitted her PhD dissertation named “Corporate Financing and Investment Policies with Patent Litigation” in June 2021. Her PhD focuses on the effect of firms’ financial constraints on outcomes in patent disputes and the resulting impact on firms’ R&D expenditure and incentives.