Ph.D. in Economics, London School of Economics
MSc. in Economics, London School of Economics
B.A. in Economics, Sun Yat-sen (Zhongshan) University
Dr. Wu is Associate Professor of Economics and of Management and Strategy at the University of Hong Kong and the Associate Director of Institute of Digital Economy and Innovation. He is also a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR, London) and a non-residential Fellow of the 21 Century China Center at UC San Diego. Prior to HKU, he was Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. His primary research interest is media economics, in which he has studied how social media affects economic performance, policy making, and consumer behavior in China. Another stream of his research focuses on creative production in the digital economy and the welfare implications of AI-guided economic activities. Recently, he has collaborated with data scientists to apply cutting-edge big data methods to various areas in the social sciences. His work has been published at top economics, management, and statistics journals, including the American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Management Science, and Organization Science.
- Economics of Organization and Strategy (PhD, Master)
- Managerial Economics (MBA)
- Causal Inference (Undergraduate)
- Big Data Economics (Undergraduate)
- Media Economics, Organizational Economics, Development Economics, Chinese Economy, Big Data and Computational Social Science
- Competition, Contracts, and Creativity: Evidence from Novel Writing in a Platform Market (with Feng Zhu), Management Science, forthcoming.
- Intentional Control of Type I Error Over Unconscious Data Distortion: A Neyman-Pearson Approach to Text Classification (with Lucy Xia, Richard Zhao and Xin Tong), Journal of the American Statistical Association, 116(533): 68-81, March, (2021).
- Media Bias in China (with Bei Qin and David Strӧmberg), American Economic Review, 108(9): 2442-76, September, (2018).
- Incentive Contracts and the Allocation of Talent, Economic Journal, 127(607): 2744-2783, December, (2017).
- Authority, Incentives and Performance: Evidence from a Chinese Newspaper, Review of Economics and Statistics, 99(1): 16-31, March, (2017).
- Why Does China Allow Freer Social Media? Protests versus Surveillance and Propaganda (with Bei Qin and David Strӧmberg), Journal of Economic Perspectives, 31(1): 117-40 (2017).
- Organizational Structure and Product Choice in Knowledge Intensive Firms, Management Science, 61(8): 1830-1848 (2015).
- Knowledge, Communication and Organizational Capabilities (with Luis Garicano), Organization Science, 23(5):1382-1397 (2012).
- Hong Kong GRF Grant (No. 17500321), PI, 2021-2024
- European Research Council Advanced Grant, Co-PI, 2018-2022
- USC Marshall Outlier Research Fund, PI, 2016-2018
- USC Greif Entrepreneurship Research Award, 2014
- Vincent Cheng Scholarship (LSE), 2007-2010
- Chevening Scholarship (British Council), 2003-2004