Linghui (Jude) ZHU

Research Interest

  • Primary Specialization in Labor Economics: Skills, Labor Mobility and Labor Market Policy
  • Secondary Specialization in Impact Evaluation: Panel Surveys, RCT and Quasi-Experimental Design
  • Tertiary Specialization in Social Safety Nets: Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) and Remittance


  • Ph.D. in Economics, Kobe University, Japan [Expected 09/2019]
  • Master of Public Policy, University of Pittsburgh, USA (05/2015)
  • Certificate in Economics (Master Level Equivalent), Kobe University, Japan (08/2014)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Xi’an International Studies University, China (06/2012)

Working Experiences

  • Consultant, Global Practice Social Protection and Labor, Global/East Asia & Pacific, the World Bank Group, Washington, DC, USA (Mar. 2016- Present)
  • Consultant, Global Practice Trade and Competitiveness, Global, the World Bank Group, Washington, DC, USA (Mar. 2017- Present)
  • Consultant, Development Economic (DEC) Prospects Group, the World Bank Group, Washington, DC, USA (Mar. 2016- Feb. 2017)
  • Consultant, Global Practice Education, South Asia, the World Bank Group, Washington, DC, USA (Jan. 2015- Jun. 2016)
  • External Project Assistant, The Boston Consulting Group, China (Mar. 2016- Jun. 2016)

Extracurricular Activities

  • Program Intern, Kobe International Center, Japan (Jun. 2014- Jul. 2014)
  • Coordinator for Training and Dialogue Program organized by Kansai International Center of Japan International Cooperation Agency, “Strategy for Resilient Societies to natural disasters” (Jun. 2014)
  • Lecturer and Course Coordinator, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, USA (Aug. 2013- Jan. 2015)
    Interpreter and Coordinator, the Miss Tourism Queen International Organization, China, (Dec. 2011)
  • Micro-Credit Finance Intern, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China (Jul. 2011- Aug. 2011)
  • Interpretation and Coordination Intern, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), China (Aug. 2010)


  • World Bank, The State of Social Safety Nets 2018, Global, Washington D.C. (Zhu, L is a Co-author)
  • World Bank, Trouble in The Making? The Future of Manufacturing-Led Development, Global, Washington D.C.
  • World Bank, Building the Human Capital of Tomorrow. An Impact Evaluation from the Early Childhood Stimulation Program in Bangladesh, South Asia Region, Washington D.C.
  • World Bank (forthcoming), The Determinant of Minimum-Wage Policy in China. A Spatial Econometric Analysis Using Country Level Data, East Asia and Pacific Region, Washington D.C. (Zhu, L is a Co-author)


  • Trilingual in Chinese, English and Japanese, plus limited working proficiency in French
  • Solid computer skills including STATA, SAS (Advanced Certified), R, Python, GIS, ADePT, SQL and Excel.

Message to Potential Candidates to Ogawa Seminar

As a GSICS alumnus and current Ph.D. student with Prof. Ogawa, the most impressive point I want to share with you, who must be determined and motivated in international development, that joining Professor Ogawa’s Seminar will make you NEVER find things impossible!

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