Jianyu Lu is broadly interested in development, trade, and macroeconomics. His current research studies the impact of transportation infrastructure on firm dynamics in China. He is also working on another project analyzing the relationship between labor market flows and development. His previous work includes a study on the relationship between firm productivity and liquidity management in the presence of financial frictions.

Jianyu Lu is originally from China, but he grew up in Argentina. He earned his BS in Economics and BA in Mathematics and Spanish from University of Washington in Seattle.

Thematic Interests

My research interests lie in the fields of development and trade. I study how better transportation infrastructure affect growth both in the short-run as well as long run. Some of my other projects focus on labor force transition in developing countries and other topics related to economic growth.


Upcoming Events


February 20
Pope Francis’s Vision of International Politics and Diplomacy
Jodok Troy
February 20
Reading Group on Lying and Truthfulness - Feb 20 Meeting
Working Groups, Reading Group on Lying and Truthfulness


February 21
Lynching and the Politics of State Formation in POst-Revolutionary Puebla (1930-1950)
Working Groups, Peace, Conflict, Crime & Violence Workshop
Gema Santamaría


February 22
The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed Bishop Gerardi?
Francisco Goldman


February 23 to February 24
2018 Human Development Conference
Conferences/Workshops, Undergraduate Programs
Abigail Midlige, Tommy Emmet