Faculty & Research

Jing Cynthia Wu

Assistant Professor of Econometrics and Statistics

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5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Jing Cynthia Wu is an Assistant 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, and commodity futures markets. Most 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 Chairman Ben Bernanke, current Chairman Janet Yellen, Bloomberg news, among others. Her shadow rate is published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

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

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


2014 - 2015 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
41100 Applied Regression Analysis 2014 (Fall)

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.