Kun Gu is a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Gu graduated from Tsinghua University with a B.A. and a M.A. in economics. Prior to coming to PRGS, Gu was a member at the China Center for Political Economy and worked as a research assistant at Center for Chinese Enterprise Development Research. She worked in projects involving resource management, agriculture and China's food security, energy and environmental conservation, technology innovation of renewable energy, and labor and population. Gu's research has been published in Renewable Energy, Applied Energy Technology, and On the Land System Reform of China International Symposium Thesis Book. She is Fluent in Mandarin.