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Siyu Liu

Siyu Liu

Senior Associate, ESG Research

Siyu is a research analyst at MSCI and is responsible for company, industry and thematic research across Communication Services and Informational Technology industries. Prior to MSCI, Siyu worked at Goldman Sachs as a financial analyst. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree in Economic and Political Development from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Science, Engineering degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Research and Insights

Articles by Siyu Liu

    Powering up Energy Storage

    2 mins read Quick Take | Dec 5, 2023 | Siyu Liu

    If the world is to scale up solar and wind energy use, grid-scale battery storage demand will need to increase significantly. To be successful, battery companies will need to manage several sources of risk, from resource constraints to operational hurdles. 

    An Homage to Claudia Goldin (Gender Pay Gap)

    Podcast | Oct 13, 2023 | Linda-Eling Lee, Michael Disabato, Gillian Mollod, Laura Nishikawa, Yukie Shibano, Siyu Liu

    The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded on Monday to Claudia Goldin, a Harvard professor, for her work to advance the world’s understanding of women in the work force. She made history by being the first woman to win the award solo rather than sharing in the prize. To honor her achievement, we discussed our own gender pay gap research that is in part informed by academics like Dr. Goldin, focusing on a new regulation in Japan that mandated companies disclose their pay gap data. And then, after we go through the numbers, we have a special part of this episode where colleagues come on to share their experiences of work before and after motherhood.

    Semiconductors aren't green?!

    Podcast | Jun 23, 2023 | Siyu Liu

    Semiconductors are used in ev-er-y-thing. But semiconductor manufacturers have a high greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions footprint. Since they are so ubiquitous in our economy, will they get a free pass and not be pressured to lower their GHG emissions? Or will the expanding industry be pushed to lower their emissions a la the oil and gas industry? These questions and more are answered on this week's episode of ESG now.

    River Evaporation and Semiconductor Dominance

    Podcast | Aug 26, 2022 | Gillian Mollod, Siyu Liu

    Not many industries are as important as the automobile industry is to developed economies. At the moment, it is going through a change we haven’t seen in a century as it shifts toward electric vehicles and companies work to lower their emissions. In this episode, we discuss what the biggest changes have been to the auto industry so far in 2022 and where it may to go.

    Creeping Crypto: Cryptocurrency Risk and ESG

    5 mins read Blog | Oct 13, 2021 | Harlan Tufford, Nigel Fletcher, Siyu Liu, Aura Toader

    Institutional investors may have more exposure to cryptocurrency risk than they realize. We find that cryptocurrencies were a part of business for at least 52 companies covered by MSCI ESG Research, including 26 MSCI ACWI Index constituents.

    China Bans Gaming

    Podcast | Sep 3, 2021 | Ric Marshall, Siyu Liu

    Chinese children under the age of 18 can now only play video games for one hour a day and only on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and holidays.