"Rent-Seeking and the Spatial Allocation of Economic Activity: Evidence from China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign" with Filipe R. Campante, Weizeng Sun, Jianghao Wang, and Siqi Zheng.
 "Who Benefits from Water Quality Control? Environmental Regulation, Housing Wealth, and Consumption Inequality," with Weizeng Sun, Hao Suo, and Siqi Zheng.
 "Mapping Evolving Population Geography in China: Spatial Redistribution, Regional Disparity, and Urban Sprawl," with Lei Dong and Yu Liu. [SSRN]
 "Transboundary Wildfire Smoke and Expressed Sentiment: Evidence from Twitter," with Ajkel Mino, Jianghao Wang, and Siqi Zheng. Revise and Resubmit at Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. [MIT CRE Research Paper]
 "Returning to the Nest after College? Homegrown Talent Initiatives, Regional Disparities, and Individual Well-Being," with Yankun Kang, Weizeng Sun, and Guanghua Wan.
 Deng, Hui, Rui Du, Dongmei Guo, Weizeng Sun, and Yuhuan Xia. 2023. "High-Stakes Examinations and Educational Inequality: Evidence from Transitory Exposure to Air Pollution." Economic Inquiry, 61 (3): 546-571. [Online] [SSRN]
 Du, Rui and Junfu Zhang. 2022. "Super Bowl Participation and the Local Economy: Evidence from the Stock Market." Growth and Change, 53 (4): 1513-1545. [Online] [Final Draft] [Online Appendix]
 Li, Yingcheng and Rui Du. 2022. "Polycentric Urban Structure and Innovation: Evidence from a Panel of Chinese Cities." Regional Studies, 56 (1): 113-217. [Online] [Final Draft] [Online Appendix]
 Dong, Lei, Rui Du, Matthew E. Kahn, Carlo Ratti, and Siqi Zheng. 2021. "'Ghost Cities' versus Boom Towns: Do China’s High-Speed Rail New Towns Thrive?'' Regional Science and Urban Economics, 89, 103682. [Online] [Final Draft] [Online Appendix] [Erratum]
 Du, Rui and Siqi Zheng. 2020. "Agglomeration, Housing Affordability, and New Firm Formation: The Role of Subway Network.'' Journal of Housing Economics, 48, 101668. [Online] [SSRN]
 Zheng, Siqi and Rui Du. 2020. "How Does Urban Agglomeration Integration Promote Entrepreneurship in China? Evidence from Regional Human Capital Spillovers and Market Integration.'' Cities, 97, 102529. [Online] [SSRN]
 Du, Rui and Junfu Zhang. 2019. "Walled Cities and Urban Density in China." Papers in Regional Science, 98 (3): 1517-1539. [Online] [IZA Working Paper]