Telephone: 517 353 6979
Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
446 West Circle Drive, Room 202
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
M.P.A., Columbia University
M.B.A.,Illinois Institute of Technology
B.A., Renmin University of China
Dr. Shu Wang is a fixed-term assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on institutional and economic factors that affect fiscal condition of local governments and the sustainability of service provision. Her current projects investigate state-imposed constraints on local revenue-raising and state intervention when local governments are in distress. She also uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to explore innovative ways through which local governments cope with fiscal distress. She is also interested in organizational behavior in the public sector, and how public organizations innovate differently than their private counterparts.
Prior to joining the AFRE faculty, Shu was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at MSU. While there, she taught both undergraduate and graduate courses related to public policy analysis. She is currently working on financial emergency management in Michigan.
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Teaching Experience at MSU