PhD Student

About Derek Wu

Derek Wu is a a PhD candidate at the Harris School of Public Policy. His research interests lie in labor and public economics, focusing on poverty and inequality, the effects of government programs, and the economics of education. His work is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Administration for Children and Families) and the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

Prior to graduate school, he worked at the nonprofit group Ithaka S+R, the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and the National Council for Teacher Quality, and has served as a voting member on the Maryland State Board of Education. He received an A.B. in 2013 from Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs.