Faculty & Research

Jing Wu

Jing Cynthia Wu

Associate Professor of Econometrics and Statistics

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Chicago, IL 60637

Jing Cynthia Wu is an Associate Professor of econometrics and statistics at Chicago Booth 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, current Chair Janet Yellen, Bloomberg News/Businessweek/View, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The New York Times, Business Insider among others. Her shadow rate is published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and used for policy analyses among central banks.

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

Wu earned a PhD in economics from UC San Diego. She teaches Applied Regression Analysis at Booth.


Other Interests

Swimming, yoga, traveling, photography, and hiking.


Research Activities

Econometrics, monetary economics, asset pricing, with focus on term structure of interest rates, monetary policy, financial crisis, commodity futures market.