Chen Wu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Economics

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Oklahoma (OU); Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Law, Tianjin University of Finance & Economics (TUFE, China)



  • Assistant Professor of Economics (tenure-track), Plymouth State University (PSU), June 2013 – present
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Colgate University
    June 2012 – May 2013
  • Graduate Instructor, Economics Department, OU
    January 2008 – May 2012


  • Public Economics, International Economics, Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics


  • “Employment by Foreign Firms in the US: Do State Incentives Matter?” (with C. Rogers), Regional Science and Urban Economics 42(4): 664-680, 2012
  • “Heterogeneous Effects of Investment-Promotion Policies across US States,” (with C. Rogers), under review at Southern Economic Journal, 2014
  • “Competing for Foreign Direct Investment: The Case of Local Governments in China” (with G. Burge), 2014
    – Presented at the 2013 Annual Conference of Missouri alley Economic Association (MVEA)
  • “Exchange Rate Adjustment of U.S. Imports and Exports to China: A State-Panel Study,” (with F. Demir), 2014
    – Accepted for Presentation at the 2014 Annual Conference of MVEA
  •  “Entry/Exit Behavior and Employment by Foreign Firms in the US: Sunk Costs, Agglomeration and Investment
    – Promotion Policies,” (with L. Su), 2013
    – Presented at the 2012 Annual Conference of MVEA
  • “Employment by Foreign-Owned Firms: Heterogeneous Response to Investment
    – Promotion Policies across US States,” (with C. Rogers)
    – Presented at the 2012 Annual Conference of American Economic Association (AEA) – Presented at the 2011 Annual Conference of MVEA


  • “Local Welfare and Foreign Direct Investment in the US,” (with Q. Xiang), Colgate University, working paper, 2013
  • “Local Fiscal Autonomy and Output in China: a Province-panel Study”
  • “The Economic Effects of China’s Social Insurance Funds: A Correlation and Regression Analysis”
  • “Attracting Foreign Direct Investment in the US States: the Role of State International Offices”


  • Faculty Development Award, College of Business Administration, PSU, 2013
  • Faculty Research Support Grant, Colgate Research Council,  2013, 2012
  • Faculty Conference Grant, Colgate University, 2013, 2012
  • Notable Student Paper Award, Missouri Valley Economic Association, 2012
  • Benjamin Friedman Award, Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) International Honor Society in Economics, 2012
  • Research and Conference Grant Award, Graduate College, OU, 2012, 2011
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, OU, 2008


  • Interdisciplinary Studies Council, PSU, 2014 – 2017
  • Student Research Advisory Council, PSU, 2014 – 2015
  • Advisory Board of annual Student Showcase of Excellence, PSU, 2014
  • Internationalization Advisory Committee, PSU, 2013 – 2014
  • MBA Steering Committee, College of Business Administration, PSU, 2013 – 2015
  • Invited Speaker, Understanding Traditional Eastern Humor Through Chinese Crosstalk, Karl Drerup Art Gallery, PSU, November 2013
  • Judge and Adviser, 2012 Annual Undergraduate Research Competition, Student Lecture Forum, Colgate University, November 2012
  • Invited Instructor, Learning Chinese Through Crosstalk, Confucius Institute & Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, OU, Summer 2012
  • Journal  Referee, Growth and Change, May 2011 – Present


Plymouth State University

EC-2000: Survey of Modern Economics
EC-2550: Principles of Macroeconomics
EC-2560: Principles of Microeconomics
BU-2240: Business Statistics

BU-5210: Economic Analysis
EC-5615: Global Economics

Colgate University

Introduction to Economics, Applied Econometrics (with SAS and STATA Labs), Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, Calculus in Economics

The University of Oklahoma

Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Learning Chinese through Crosstalk



  • American Economic Association, ODE International Honor Society in Economics, Missouri Valley Economic Association

College of Business Administration
Hyde Hall 116
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., M-F

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #27
Plymouth, NH 03264

Phone: 603-535-2472
(Bonnie Baker, Administrative Assistant)
Fax: 603-535-2611