Chen Wu, P.h.D.

Associate Professor of Economics, Director of Graduate Programs




  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Oklahoma
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Tianjin University of Finance & Economics
  • Bachelor of Law, Tianjin University of Finance & Economics


Dr. Chen Wu is Associate Professor of Economics and Director of Business Graduate Programs. Professor Wu teaches a variety of economics courses and business statistics at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He is dedicated in applying advanced empirical research to inform policy. His qualifications and research are in public economics, regional economics and international economics. Dr. Wu’s refereed research portfolio includes a number of notable publications in peer-reviewed journals such as Regional Science and Urban EconomicsPublic Finance ReviewGlobal Economy Journal, Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, and presentations in national conferences including the American Economic Association and the Eastern Economic Association. His studies include topics such as foreign direct investment and international trade, as well as the impact of foreign direct investment and related policies on local economies. Dr. Wu also conducts funded economic analysis projects for the state and local government agencies. He is the co-author of New Hampshire Foreign Direct Investment Report, which captures interest and attentions from the state and beyond.

Selected Publications

Awards & Recognition

  • National Committee on US-China Relations, Nominee, State of New Hampshire, 2019
  • Distinguished Faculty Scholarship Award, Nominee, PSU, 2018
  • Faculty Research and Scholarship Funds Award, (with R. Wright), Grant of $6000, Research Advisory Council, PSU, 2016
  • Faculty Professional Development Funds Award, College of Business Administration, PSU, 2013-2017
  • 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, ODE International Honor Society in Economics, 2012
  • Research and Conference Grant Award, Graduate College, The University of Oklahoma, 2012, 2011
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, The University of Oklahoma, 2008

 Courses Taught:

  • EC-2000: Survey of Modern Economics
  • EC-2550: Principles of Macroeconomics
  • EC-2560: Principles of Microeconomics
  • BU-2240: Business Statistics
  • EC-3520: Intermediate Microeconomics
  • BU-4910: Independent Study: Foreign Direct Investment and International Trade
  • BU-5210: Economic Analysis
  • EC-5615: Global Economics