Ren Mu

Research Fellow

Texas A&M University

Ren Mu is an associate professor in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the Michigan State University in 2004. Prior to joining Texas A&M University in 2007, she worked as a consultant economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank.

Her research is in applied development microeconomics. She has worked on such topics as rural-to-urban migration, consumption smoothing, population aging and elderly health, gender disparity, and public goods and poverty reduction. Her work has been published in Demography, Economics and Human Biology, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Food Policy, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Public Economics and Labour Economics.

Ren joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2012.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10640
Shuang Ma, Ren Mu
published in: World Development, 2020, 132, 104980.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8630
published in: American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2017, 100 (2), 521-544
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7466
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2015, 28, 631-657
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6797
published in: World Bank Economic Review, 2017, 31(2), 483-503.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2333
published in: Demography, 2007, 44 (2), 265 - 288