Dr. Rui Sun

Assistant Professor of Economics


  • PhD, Economics, University of Connecticut
  • M.S. Finance, Johns Hopkins University
  • M.S. Applied Economics, Johns Hopkins University
  • B.S., Finance, Chongqing University, China

Dr. Sun earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Connecticut. Prior to joining the graduate program at UConn, he obtained an M.S. in finance and M.S. in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in finance from Chongqing University in China. During his Ph.D. study, he taught undergraduate courses in econometrics and time series forecasting. He was also an adjunct faculty member at Eastern Connecticut State University, where he taught a course in quantitative finance. His teaching interests are in quantitative methods for economics and business, as well as machine learning and open source programming (i.e. R/Python). His research has been published in Empirical Economics.

Research interests

  • Econometrics
  • Applied microeconomics
  • Applications of machine learning methods for causal inference

Contact Dr. Sun


3001 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30341