Faculty

Jing Cynthia Wu

Jing Cynthia Wu

Dillon Hall Associate Professor

Ph.D University of California, San Diego

Jing Cynthia Wu is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research interests include monetary policy, zero lower bound, uncertainty, term structure of interest rates, and commodity futures markets. Recently, she proposed a “shadow federal funds rate” to study the economic effects of quantitative easing.

Her work has been cited by past Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke, Janet Yellen, current Chair Jerome Powell, Bloomberg News/Businessweek/View, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The New York Times, Business Insider among others. Her shadow rates are published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Haver Analytics, Thomson Reuters, and Bloomberg, and used for policy analyses among central banks.

Wu’s recent publications are in American Economic Review, Journal of Econometrics, International Economic Review, and Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking.

Wu earned a PhD in economics from UC San Diego. She teaches Intermediate Macroeconomics.

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Areas of Interest

  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Econometrics