Sophie Wu

Sophie  Wu

Economics - Asst. Prof.

Office: Morgan 215
Phone: 330-287-1949
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Utah
  • M.A., Economics, University of Denver
  • B.A., Economics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • Minor, Chinese Literature, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Economics
  • Portfolio Theory and Analysis
  • Money and Capital Markets


  • CORE Teagle Fellow, Curriculum Open-Access Resources in Economics

Research Interests

  • Development Economics
  • International Economics
  • East Asian Political Economy
  • Portfolio Theory and Analysis

IS Projects

  • Aakash Thapa ‘20 “Efficiency of Soccer Club: Survival in an increasingly globalized sport”
  • Daniel Osei ‘20 “How the change of household income and agricultural output will affect children’s enrollment rate in Sub-Sahara Africa?”
  • Eduardo Vetancourt ‘20 “Real migration and its effects on property value: A case study of Spain”
  • Jacob Lautman ‘20 “The effect of export ratings on the market price for Argentinian Malbec in the US?”
  • Jason Gustley ‘20 “Economic determinants of FDI in ASEAN”
  • William Southerland ‘20 “How does the change of household income affect labor child supply in developing countries?


Sophie Wu received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Utah. Her dissertation, titled “Structural Change, Trade Openness, and Productivity Growth in China” investigates the growth mechanisms and regional development patterns in China and its provincial-level economies following their economic integrations with the world economic system. Her teaching and research interests include development economics, international economics, East Asian political economy, managerial economics, and portfolio theory.