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] "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]

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


[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]