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 interests include the study of authority inside organizations, managerial incentives and pay, labor market and employment contracts, the impact of globalization on organizational structures, and the economic analysis of the media industry. Prior to beginning his doctoral studies, Yanhui was a financial journalist in a leading Chinese newspaper.


Wu, Y., Qin, B., and Stromberg, D. (2016) "The Political Economy of Social Media in China," Invited submission to the Journal of Economic Perspectives.
Wu, Y. (2015) "Incentive Contracts and the Allocation of Talent," Conditionally Accepted by Economic Journal.
Wu, Y. (2015) "Authority, Incentives and Performance: Evidence from a Chinese Newspaper," Review of Economics and Statistics.
Wu, Y., Qin, B., and Stromberg, D. (2015) "Media Bias in Autocracies: Evidence from Chinese Newspapers,".
Wu, Y., and Garicano, L. (2012) "Knowledge, Communication and Organizational Capabilities," Organization Science, 23 (5), 1382-1397.