Rui Luo

Rui Luo is a PhD Student and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Economics Division, School of Business at the University of Leicester. He received a BSc. in Statistics at Sun Yat-Sen University in 2010 and a M.A. in Economics at the University of Houston in 2013. He is currently in his final year of his Economics PhD study at the University of Leicester. His research interest covers skill premium, technological change, growth theory as well as poverty, remittance and institutions. Particularly, his current research analyses the evolution of the skill premium in Western Europe in the very long run (circa 1300 to 1914) considering technological change, economic growth and transition. He also develops model explaining the quality of institutions strengthens/weakens remittance’s effect on reducing poverty. His work on evolution of the skill premium in the very long run has been presented in the 2017 Royal Economic Society Annual Conference and Junior Symposium and will be presented in the 2017 Econometric Society North America Annual Meeting, the 2017 Econometric Society China Meeting and the 2017 German Economic Association Development and Policy Annual Meeting.