Position

Lecturer Business Economics
College of Business, Government and Law

Biography

  • Lecturer, College of Business, Government and Law, Flinders University
  • Research Associate, Australian Industrial Transformation Institute, Flinders University
  • Associate Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, University of New South Wales

Qualifications

  • PhD in Economics, University of New South Wales

Honours, awards and grants

  • Award: Vice-Chancellor's Award for Early Career Researchers, Flinders University (2015)
  • Australian Research Council Linkage Grant: "Economic complexity as a driver of innovation and smart specialisation" (with Professor John Spoehr, Professor John Quiggin, Associate Professor Giselle Rampersad, and Professor David Powers), 2018-2020. Partner Organisation: Government of South Australia Department of State Development
  • External Consultation Grants: National Centre for Vocational Education Research (2012); Australian Council of Learned Academies Secretariat (2013); Curtin University National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (2014); Department of Veterans' Aff airs (2014); New South Wales Skills Board (2015); Fair Work Commission (2015); Commonwealth Grants Commission (2016); Commonwealth Bank of Australia (2017)
  • Internal Research Grants: Faculty Research Grant (2013, 2017); Faculty Establishment Grant (2016); College Small Research Grant (2018)

Topic Coordinator:

Research interests

  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Labour/Health Economics
  • Urban Economics

Publications

  • Atalay, K. and Zhu, R. (2018). The effect of a wife's retirement on her husband's mental health. Applied Economics,
    [10.1080/00036846.2018.1458198] [Scopus]
  • Zhu, R. (2017). The Impact of Public Smoking Bans on Smoking Behaviour: Evidence from an Australian Experiment. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 17(4)
    [10.1515/bejeap-2017-0064]
  • Mahuteau, S., Mavromaras, K., Richardson, S. and Zhu, R. (2017). Public-Private Sector Wage Differentials in Australia. Economic Record, 93(S1) pp. 105-121.
    [10.1111/1475-4932.12334] [Scopus]
  • Zhu, R. (2016). Retirement and its consequences for women's health in Australia. Social Science and Medicine, 163 pp. 117-125.
    [10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.04.003] [Web Link]
  • Qin, Y., Zhu, H. and Zhu, R. (2016). Changes in the distribution of land prices in urban China during 2007-2012. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 57 pp. 77-90.
    [10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2016.02.002] [Scopus]
  • Mahuteau, S. and Zhu, R. (2016). Crime Victimisation and Subjective Well-Being: Panel Evidence From Australia. Health Economics, 25(11) pp. 1448-1463.
    [Scopus]
  • He, X. and Zhu, R. (2016). Fertility and Female Labour Force Participation: Causal Evidence from Urban China. The Manchester School, 84(5) pp. 664-674.
    [10.1111/manc.12128] [Scopus]
  • Cebulla, A.J. and Zhu, R. (2016). Disability, and social and economic inclusion: who is in and out of the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 18(3) pp. 256-268.
    [10.1080/15017419.2015.1064026] [Scopus]
  • Zhu, H., Deng, Y., Zhu, R. and He, X. (2016). Fear of nuclear power? Evidence from Fukushima nuclear accident and land markets in China. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 60 pp. 139-154.
    [10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2016.06.008] [Web Link]
  • Zhu, R. and Chen, L. (2016). Overeducation, Overskilling and Mental Well-being. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 16(4)
    [Web Link]
  • Zhu, R. (2016). Wage differentials between urban residents and rural migrants in urban China during 2002-2007: a distributional analysis. CHINA ECONOMIC REVIEW, 37 pp. 2-14.
    [10.1016/j.chieco.2015.04.002] [Scopus]
  • Zhu, R. and He, X. (2015). How does women's life satisfaction respond to retirement? A two-stage analysis. Economics Letters, 137 pp. 118-122.
    [10.1016/j.econlet.2015.11.002] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Magnani, E. and Zhu, R. (2015). Social mobility and inequality in urban China: understanding the role of intergenerational transmission of education. Applied Economics, 47(43) pp. 4590-4606.
    [10.1080/00036846.2015.1031877]
  • Mavromaras, K. and Zhu, R. (2015). Labour force participation of older men in Australia: the role of spousal participation. Oxford Economic Papers, 67(2) pp. 310-333.
    [10.1093/oep/gpu054] [Scopus]
  • Zhu, R. (2015). Heterogeneity in the economic returns to schooling among Chinese rural-urban migrants, 2002-07. ECONOMICS OF TRANSITION, 23(1) pp. 135-167.
    [10.1111/ecot.12057] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Zhu, R. (2014). The impact of major-job mismatch on college graduates' early career earnings: evidence from China. Education Economics, 22(5) pp. 511-528.
    [10.1080/09645292.2012.659009] [Scopus]
  • Goode, A., Mavromaras, K. and Zhu, R. (2014). Family income and child health in China. CHINA ECONOMIC REVIEW, 29 pp. 152-165.
    [10.1016/j.chieco.2014.04.007] [Scopus]
  • Magnani, E. and Zhu, R. (2012). Gender wage differentials among rural-urban migrants in China. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 42(5) pp. 779-793.
    [10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2011.08.001] [Scopus]
  • Chambers, G., Hoang, V., Zhu, R. and Illingworth, P. (2012). A reduction in public funding for fertility treatment - an econometric analysis of access to treatment and savings to government. BMC Health Services Research, 12(142)
    [10.1186/1472-6963-12-142] [Scopus]
  • Zhu, R. (2011). Individual heterogeneity in returns to education in urban China during 1995-2002. Economics Letters, 113(1) pp. 84-87.
    [10.1016/j.econlet.2011.05.028] [Scopus]
  • Zhu, R., Pare, V. and Tharenou, P. (2017). The development of small business in South Australia following the shrinkage of manufacturing sector and associated sectors. South Australia: Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
  • Mavromaras, K., Sloane, P. and Zhu, R. (2016). International comparision of minimum wages and labour market outcomes. Melbourne, Victoria: Fair Work Commission.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Mahuteau, S., Karmel, T., Mavromaras, K. and Zhu, R. (2015). Educational Outcomes of Young Indigenous Australians. Western Australia: Curtin University.
  • Mavromaras, K., Mahuteau, S. and Zhu, R. (2015). Providing pathways guidance to young veterans for a successful transition into the civilian workforce. Australian Capital Territory: Department of Veterans' Affairs.
  • Mavromaras, K., Mahuteau, S., Richardson, S. and Zhu, R. (2015). Public-private sector wage differentials in Australia: What are the differences by State and how do they impact GST redistribution decisions. ACT: Commonwealth Grants Commission.
  • Karmel, T., Zhu, R., Fitzpatrick, D.D. and Mavromaras, K. (2015). Review of NSW Skills List Methodology. NSW: NSW Skills Board.
  • Zhu, R. (2014). The labour force participation of Australian mature-aged men: the role of spousal participation. Adelaide: NCVER.
  • Mavromaras, K., Healy, J., Richardson, S., Sloane, P., Wei, Z. and Zhu, R. (2013). A system for monitoring shortages and surplus in the market for skills. Canberra: Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency.
  • Cebulla, A., Flavel, J.M., Hallahan, L.E., Mavromaras, K., Shulver, W.K. and Zhu, R. (2012). The social and work experiences and aspirations of people with disability. Australian Capital Territory: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
  • Atalay, K. and Zhu, R. (2018). The effect of a wife's retirement on her husband's mental health. Applied Economics,
    [10.1080/00036846.2018.1458198] [Scopus]
  • Zhu, R. (2017). The Impact of Public Smoking Bans on Smoking Behaviour: Evidence from an Australian Experiment. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 17(4)
    [10.1515/bejeap-2017-0064]
  • Qin, Y., Zhu, H. and Zhu, R. (2016). Changes in the distribution of land prices in urban China during 2007-2012. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 57 pp. 77-90.
    [10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2016.02.002] [Scopus]
  • Mahuteau, S. and Zhu, R. (2016). Crime Victimisation and Subjective Well-Being: Panel Evidence From Australia. Health Economics, 25(11) pp. 1448-1463.
    [Scopus]
  • Zhu, H., Deng, Y., Zhu, R. and He, X. (2016). Fear of nuclear power? Evidence from Fukushima nuclear accident and land markets in China. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 60 pp. 139-154.
    [10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2016.06.008] [Web Link]
  • Zhu, R. (2016). Retirement and its consequences for women's health in Australia. Social Science and Medicine, 163 pp. 117-125.
    [10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.04.003] [Web Link]
  • Mavromaras, K. and Zhu, R. (2015). Labour force participation of older men in Australia: the role of spousal participation. Oxford Economic Papers, 67(2) pp. 310-333.
    [10.1093/oep/gpu054] [Scopus]
  • Zhu, R. (2015). Heterogeneity in the economic returns to schooling among Chinese rural-urban migrants, 2002-07. ECONOMICS OF TRANSITION, 23(1) pp. 135-167.
    [10.1111/ecot.12057] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Magnani, E. and Zhu, R. (2012). Gender wage differentials among rural-urban migrants in China. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 42(5) pp. 779-793.
    [10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2011.08.001] [Scopus]
  • Zhu, R. (2011). Individual heterogeneity in returns to education in urban China during 1995-2002. Economics Letters, 113(1) pp. 84-87.
    [10.1016/j.econlet.2011.05.028] [Scopus]

Professional and community engagement

Reviewer for: Applied Economics, Applied Economics Letters, Australian Economic Papers, Australian Economic Review, Australian Journal of Labour Economics, Australasian Journal on Ageing, China Economic Review, Contemporary Economic Policy, Economic Papers, Economic Record, Economics Letters, Economics of Education Review, Education Economics, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Forum for Social Economics, Journal of Asian Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Population Ageing, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of the Economics of Ageing, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Review of Development Economics, Review of Income and Wealth.

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