University of Southern California

Yanhui Wu
Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0804

PhD, MS, London School of Economics; BA, Zhongshan University


Yanhui Wu is an economist whose research focuses on the political economy of mass media in autocracies (particularly China), the application of big data analysis in economics and management, market and organizational design, and the formation and growth of knowledge-intensive firms. Prior to his doctoral study, Yanhui was a financial journalist in a leading Chinese newspaper. His research has published at top economics and management journals, including Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Management Science, and Organization Science.


Wu, Y., Qin, B., and Stromberg, D. (2016) "Why Does China Allow Freer Social Media? Protests versus Surveillance and Propaganda," Journal of Economic Perspectives.
Wu, Y., Qin, B., and Stromberg, D. (2016) "Media Bias in China,".
Wu, Y., and Waibel, M. (2016) "Are Arbitrators Political?,".
Wu, Y. (2016) "Authority, Incentives and Performance: Evidence from a Chinese Newspaper," Review of Economics and Statistics, 99 (1).
Wu, Y. (2016) "Incentive Contracts and the Allocation of Talent," Economic Journal.
Wu, Y., and Garicano, L. (2012) "Knowledge, Communication and Organizational Capabilities," Organization Science, 23 (5), 1382-1397.