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Welcome! I am an assistant professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Washington University in St. Louis Olin Business School. My research lies at the intersection of business strategy, personnel and organizational economics, strategic human capital, and innovation. I received my Ph.D. from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2020.


I use field experiments within firms to study the impacts of managerial practices on firm performance. My research has been funded by the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, the Stanford King Center on Global Development, the Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Toronto Rotman Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE), and the Chinese Scholarship Council. I was a pre-doctoral fellow of the Stanford Center at Peking University.


I have received multiple research awards, including the Co-Winner of the Wharton People Analytics Research Paper Competition (2020), the Honorable Mention of SIOE Ronald H. Coase Dissertation Award (2021), the Second Place Winner of Industry Studies Association Best Dissertation Award (2021), and the Finalist of INFORMS/Organization Science Best Dissertation Proposal Competition (2019).


Curriculum vitae

Email: hughwu@wustl.edu


I'm also regularly looking for research assistants to help with data collection, programming, and database management. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student looking for RA work, please email me with a CV or resume, as well as an unofficial transcript. In your email, please also include several sentences about your research interests.