Steven Wu is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University and Member of the Economic Design Network at the University of Melbourne. Professor Wu teaches courses in microeconomics, contract theory, and statistics. Much of his work centers around contract theory and applied contracting issues in agriculture. His current interests are in contract regulation and contract legislation in agriculture, the empirical testing of incentive systems, and the design of optimal pricing and incentive schemes for marketing, production, and supply contracting. He is also interested in the study of informal incentives and relational contracts used by individuals and organizations to manage performance and regulate economic activity. Steve Wu received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2001.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in June 2007.