Shu Wang

Shu Wang

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Assistant Professor

Telephone: 517-353-6979

Morrill Hall of Agriculture
446 W. Circle, Dr., Rm 89
East Lansing MI 48824

Area of Expertise:

Regional Finance


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

Publications on Google Scholar

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.

Research and Outreach Interests

  • Local government financial management
  • State and local finance
  • Fiscal federalism
  • Intergovernmental relations

Teaching Experience at MSU

  • PLS 313: American Public Policy (Undergraduate)
  • PLS 310: Public Administration and Policy Making (Undergraduate)
  • PPL 801: Quantitative Methods for Public Policy, Level I (Graduate)
  • PPL 891: Local Government Management (Graduate)