Jing Cynthia Wu

Jing Cynthia Wu

Dillon Hall Associate Professor

Ph.D University of California, San Diego

Jing Cynthia Wu is the Dillon Hall Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Wu earned a PhD in economics from UC San Diego. Her research is in the intersection of monetary economics and asset pricing, with specialization in monetary policy, zero lower bound, uncertainty, term structure of interest rates, and commodity futures markets.

Wu has published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of International Economics, and International Economic Review, among other journals. She serves as an associate editor at the Review of Economics and Statistics, and a panelist at the National Science Foundation.

Her work has been cited by Federal Reserve Chairs Ben Bernanke, Janet Yellen, and Jerome Powell, as well as Bloomberg News/Businessweek/View, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Forbes, The New York Times, Business Insider among others. She proposed shadow interest rates to study the economic effects of unconventional monetary policy including quantitative easing. Her shadow rates are published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Haver Analytics, Thomson Reuters, and Bloomberg, and used for academic research and policy analyses.

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Areas of Interest

  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Econometrics