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Oklahoma State University


Department of Economics
Assistant Professor

STILLWATER, OK 74078-4011
Phone: 405-744-4487


  • Ph D, Clark University, Economics, 2017
  • MA, Clark University, Economics, 2014
  • BA, Central University of Finance and Economics, Mathematical Economics and Finance, 2011


  • Rui Du and Junfu Zhang. (2021). "Super Bowl Participation and the Local Economy: Evidence from the Stock Market". Growth and Change: A Journal of Urban and Regional Policy.
  • Lei Dong, 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. 103682.
  • Yingcheng Li and Rui Du. (2021). "Polycentric Urban Structure and Innovation: Evidence from a Panel of Chinese Cities". Regional Studies.
  • Siqi Zheng and Rui Du. (2020). "How Does Urban Agglomeration Integration Promote Entrepreneurship in China? Evidence from Regional Human Capital Spillovers and Market Integration". Amsterdam: Cities. (97), 102529.
  • Rui Du and Siqi Zheng. (2020). "Agglomeration, Housing Affordability, and New Firm Formation: The Role of Subway Network in Beijing". Amsterdam: Journal of Housing Economics. (48),
  • Rui Du and Junfu Zhang. (2019). "Walled Cities and Urban Density in China". Hoboken, NJ: Papers in Regional Science. (98), 3, 1517–1539.

Academic, Military, and Professional Positions

  • Oklahoma State University, Assistant Professor, August 2019
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Postdoctoral Associate, August 2017 - August 2019
  • Clark University, Lecturer, January 2017 - May 2017
  • Clark University, Graduate Teaching Assistant, August 2012 - May 2017
  • Clark University, Graduate Research Assistant, June 2012 - May 2017

Courses Taught

  • ECON 2203 (9 Semesters)
  • ECON 6913 (2 Semesters)