Runling Wu

Runling Wu

Duke University


I am a first-year Ph.D. student in Economics at Duke University.

My research interest is Labor Economics. I am actively seeking research to understand how labor market prospects and lifetime location choices shape inequalities.

You can download my CV . You can contact me at:

  • Labor Economics
  • Ph.D. in Economics, in progress

    Duke University

  • M.A. in Economics, 2023

    Duke University

  • B.A. in Economics and Mathematics, 2021

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Labor, Public and Spatial” Reading Group

Jesse Wedewer and I co-organize “Labor, Public and Spatial” Virtual Reading Group at Duke. An archive can be found  here

Our primary focus will be on exploring the intersection of Labor and Public economics, with a particular emphasis on economic inequality and welfare issues.  

Please contact if you are interested in participating. Meetings are on Fridays at 10 AM (ET) via Zoom.

Work in progress

  • The Land of Jobs and Opportunities (with Xincheng Qiu and Pengpeng Xiao)


  • Dean’s Research Award for Master’s Student Fellowship, Duke University, 2022-2023
  • Dean’s Research Award for Master’s Student Fellowship, Duke University, 2021-2022
  • M.A. Merit Scholar, Duke University, 2021, 2022
  • Distinctive Scholastic Achievement, UW–Madison, 2021
  • Dean’s List, UW–Madison, 2019-2021
  • China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) Scholarship, 2019