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Jiaqi Liang

Assistant Professor

Public Administration

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Contact

Building & Room:

CUPPA Hall 140

Address:

412 S. Peoria Street, CUPPA Hall 140 (MC 278)

Office Phone:

(312) 996-3183

CV Link:

Jiaqi Liang

About

Jiaqi Liang is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Administration. She received a Ph.D. in Public Administration (with a second major in Comparative Politics) from the School of Public Affairs at American University.

Research

Dr. Liang's research interests encompass public management, bureaucratic politics, public policy process, social equity, environmental and energy policy, and comparative public administration and policy. Her research agenda has four focuses:

One section of her research explores the effects of policy design and public management practices on government agencies’ environmental policy implementation activities in the U.S., as well as the implications of the adoption of equity-oriented policies for government’s program management under environmental federalism.

Another line of her research probes the relations between organizational diversity and inclusiveness, representativeness of the public sector, diversity management, governmental performance, and social equity.

Her third research area examines questions related to bureaucratic motivation, performance incentives, and policy implementation in government agencies and quasi-public organizations (e.g., state-owned enterprises) in China, in the context of results-based management in environmental and energy policies.

She is also working on a series of projects related to open government data, civic engagement, and bureaucratic representation in the environmental justice area.

Dr. Liang's research has appeared in a variety of public administration and public policy journals, including the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, Public Administration, International Public Management Journal, and Policy Studies Journal.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2307-7057

Teaching

PA 515: Bureaucracy and the Policy Process

PA 505: Public Management Practices

PA 494: Comparative Public Administration: China/U.S.

PA 401: Foundations of Public Service

PPOL 303: Policy Implementation and Management

PA 240: Environmental Policy

* Fall 2021 courses *

PA 401: Foundations of Public Service

  • Thursday, 6:30-9:15pm: online synchronous

PA 515: Bureaucracy and the Policy Process

  • Tuesday, 3:30-6:15pm: online synchronous

Textbook information is available on the UIC bookstore website.

Office hours: by appointment (please contact me for the link to Zoom meeting)

Selected Grants

Civic Engagement Research Award (2021), Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement, University of Illinois Chicago, “Inclusive Open Government Data Implementation for Environmental Justice: Enhancing Community Stakeholders’ Voices”, Co-PI

Faculty Fellowship (2018), Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, University of Illinois Chicago, “Implications of State Governments’ Performance Management for Environmental Justice”, PI

Selected Publications

* Student co-author at time of writing

Stazyk, Edmund C., Randall S. Davis, and Jiaqi Liang. 2021. “Probing the Links between Workforce Diversity, Goal Clarity, and Employee Job Satisfaction in Public Sector Organizations.” Administrative Sciences 11(3): 77.

Zhou, Shan, and Jiaqi Liang. 2021. “Migrant Workers and Environmental Amenities and Infrastructure in Urban China: From the Lens of Environmental Justice.” Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1523908X.2021.1920379 (First published online May 3, 2021)

Liang, Jiaqi, and Laura Langbein. 2021. “Are State-Owned Enterprises Good Citizens in Environmental Governance? Evidence from the Control of Air Pollution in China.” Administration & Society 53(8): 1263-1292.

Langbein, Laura, Jiaqi Liang, and Michaela Buenemann. 2021. “Comparing the Effects of Changes in Performance Incentives and Implementation Activities on Policy Outcomes: Evidence from Air Pollution Emissions in China.” Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis 23(3): 328-349.

Park, Sanghee, and Jiaqi Liang. 2021. “A Comparative Study on Gender Representation and Social Outcomes: The Effect of Political and Bureaucratic Representation.” Public Administration Review 81(2): 321-332.

Liang, Jiaqi, Sanghee Park, and Tianshu Zhao*. 2020. “Representative Bureaucracy, Distributional Equity, and Environmental Justice.” Public Administration Review 80(3): 402-414.

Liang, Jiaqi, and Liang Ma. 2020. “Ownership, Affiliation, and Organizational Performance: Evidence from China’s Results-Oriented Energy Policy.” International Public Management Journal 23(1): 57-83.

Park, Sanghee, and Jiaqi Liang. 2020. “Merit, Diversity, and Performance: Does Diversity Management Moderate the Effect of Merit Principles on Governmental Performance.” Public Personnel Management 49(1): 83-110.

Liang, Jiaqi, and Laura Langbein. 2019. “Linking Anticorruption Threats, Performance Pay, Administrative Outputs, and Policy Outcomes in China.” Public Administration 97: 177-194.

Ma, Liang, and Jiaqi Liang. 2018. “The Effects of Firm Ownership and Affiliation on Government’s Target Setting on Energy Conservation in China.” Journal of Cleaner Production 199: 459-465.

Liang, Jiaqi. 2018. “Latinos and Environmental Justice: Examining the Link between Degenerative Policy, Political Representation, and Environmental Policy Implementation.” Policy Studies Journal 46(1): 60-89.

Liang, Jiaqi. 2017. “Regulatory Effectiveness and Social Equity in Environmental Governance: Assessing Goal Conflict, Trade-Off, and Synergy.” The American Review of Public Administration 48(7): 761-776.

Liang, Jiaqi. 2016. “Defining Environmental Justice Communities for Regulatory Enforcement: Implications from a Block-Group-Level Analysis of New York State.” Review of Policy Research 33(6): 666-685.

Liang, Jiaqi. 2016. “The Shadow of the Politics of Deservedness? The Implications of Group-Centric Policy Context for Environmental Policy Implementation Inequalities in the United States.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 26(3): 552-570.

Liang, Jiaqi, and Laura Langbein. 2015. “Performance Management, High-Powered Incentives, and Environmental Policies in China.” International Public Management Journal 18(3): 346-385.

Liang, Jiaqi. 2014. “Who Maximizes (or Satisfices) in Performance Management? An Empirical Study of the Effects of Motivation-Related Institutional Contexts on Energy Efficiency Policy in China.” Public Performance & Management Review 38(2): 284-315.

Liang, Jiaqi, and Daniel J. Fiorino. 2013. “The Implications of Policy Stability for Renewable Energy Innovation in the United States, 1974 – 2009.” Policy Studies Journal 41(1): 97-118.

Service to Community

Division Chair (Public Administration), American Political Science Association 2022 Annual Meeting

Executive Council Member, American Political Science Association Section on Public Administration. Term (elected): September 2019 – August 2022

Section Chair (Bureaucratic Politics), Southern Political Science Association 2022 Annual Meeting

Member, American Political Science Association 2019 Herbert A. Simon Book Award Committee

Member, Midwest Political Science Association 2019 Kenneth J. Meier Award Committee

Member, Public Management Research Association 2017 H. George Frederickson Award Committee

Notable Honors

2018, 40 for 40 Fellowship Award for Outstanding Early Career Research Professionals, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management

2016, Young Scholar Manuscript Award, China-America Association of Public Affairs

Education

Ph.D., Public Administration, School of Public Affairs, American University, 2014 (Washington, DC)
MPA, Public Affairs, Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri, 2009 (Columbia, MO)
LL.M., Dispute Resolution, School of Law, University of Missouri, 2007 (Columbia, MO)