Will 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.
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.
Doctoral Fellows Receive Top Placements
May 16, 2019
Six doctoral students affiliated with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies are graduating and have received placements at prestigious institutions.
Cars and Commerce: Dissertation Year Fellow Examines How Growing Highway System Impacts Trade In China
Feb 6, 2019
Will Jianyu Lu is a Kellogg dissertation year fellow and doctoral student affiliate whose research looks at how China’s National Trunk Highway System is, from a trade perspective, changing the country.