Dr Ran Gu

Department of Economics
Dr Ran Gu
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872754

  • Location

    5B.334, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Tuesday 10 am-12 pm (by email appointment)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Labour Economics

Open to supervise

Search and Matching

Open to supervise

Conferences and presentations

Effects of Stay-at-Home Orders on Skill Requirements in Job Vacancy Postings

Invited presentation, 21st IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting of Labor Economists (TAM), 8/6/2022

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Computational Economics (EC910)

  • Topics in Macroeconomics (EC991)

Previous supervision

Deo Sande
Deo Sande
Thesis title: The Impact of Monetary Policy, Sterilised Forex Intervention, Demand and Supply Shocks on Credit in Uganda.
Degree subject: Economics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 19/5/2021


Journal articles (3)

Gu, R., (2022). Human Capital and the Business Cycle Effects on the Postgraduate Wage Premium. Review of Economic Dynamics

Gu, R., Peng, C. and Zhang, W., (2021). The Gender Gap in Household Bargaining Power: A Portfolio-Choice Approach. IFS Working Paper

Blundell, RW., Gu, R., Leth‐Petersen, S., Low, H. and Meghir, C., (2019). Durables and Lemons: Private Information and the Market for Cars. Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper (2197)

Grants and funding


Who Wears the Pants? Household Risk Attitudes and Intra-Household Financial Decision-Making

University of Cambridge (Funder)


Risk Attitude and Portfolio Choice: An Intra-household Perspective

British Academy

+44 (0) 1206 872754


5B.334, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Tuesday 10 am-12 pm (by email appointment)

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