Working Papers


[1] "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.


[2] "Who Benefits from Water Quality Control? Environmental Regulation, Housing Wealth, and Consumption Inequality," with Weizeng Sun, Hao Suo, and Siqi Zheng.


[3] "Mapping Evolving Population Geography in China: Spatial Redistribution, Regional Disparity, and Urban Sprawl," with Lei Dong and Yu Liu. [SSRN]


[4] "Returning to the Nest after College? Homegrown Talent Initiatives, Regional Disparities, and Individual Well-Being," with Yankun Kang, Weizeng Sun, and Guanghua Wan.


[5] "Ridesourcing Regulation and Traffic Speeds: A New York Case," Sicheng Wang and Annie S. Lee. Revise and Resubmit at Journal of Transport Geography.


[6] "College Education, Enrollment Location, and the Geographical Mobility of Young Adults," with Shu Cai and Xiaozhou Ding.



Publications


[8] Du, Rui, Ajkel Mino, Jianghao Wang, and Siqi Zheng. 2024. "Transboundary Vegetation Fire Smoke and Expressed Sentiment: Evidence from Twitter." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 124: 102928. [Online] [MIT CRE Research Paper]


[7] 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]


[6] 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]


[5] 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]


[4] 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]


[3] 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]


[2] 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]


[1] 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]