CEIBS Professor Howei Wu amongst P&Q’s 40 Under 40 MBA Professors for 2022
May 16, 2022. Shanghai – CEIBS Assistant Professor of Economics Howei Wu has been named amongst Poets & Quant’s 40 Under 40 MBA Professors for 2022.
The award is given each year to MBA professors under the age of 40 who are “masters in the classrooms, who influence business and policy, who are prolific researchers, and who have demonstrated meaningful impact on their fields.”
“I try to be accountable for what I say in class. I stick to what (I think) I know, and only discuss the topics I have had training in. It’s always good to bring up-to-date examples into classroom discussion, but I try to not chase the hot topics outside of my expertise since admitting what I don’t know is also an important aspect of being a professor,” she said in a statement shared with P&Q.
Prof. Wu joined CEIBS in 2018, where she currently teaches macroeconomics on the school’s MBA programme.
“The best part about teaching is the interaction with students, and by teaching business school students, I get to converse with the brightest and the most creative ones. They force me to make my courses more practical and applicable,” she says.
Her teaching and research interests include monetary economics, innovation economics and China’s economic development – topics which are both fascinating and challenging to teach.
“Most students think macroeconomics is unrelated to their future work; but, on the contrary, the issues that macroeconomics studies and the fundamental logic of the discipline are very relevant. I try to show my students that the basic underlying theory can be applied to understand most economic policies,” she explains.
Prior to joining CEIBS, Prof. Wu taught at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, where her classes consistently ranked in the top 5% from amongst approximately 1,300 courses.
She received her Ph.D. and M.A in Economics from Stanford University, B.A. in Economics from Tsinghua University (Taiwan) and B.S. in Quantitative Finance from Tsinghua University (Taiwan).
“I’m grateful for all the kindness and help I have received along the way. Hard work is important, but so is luck!” she says.
Founded in 2010, P&Q is widely regarded as one of the world’s top sources for in-depth reports and information on global business schools and MBA education. The 40 Under 40 list is compiled annually from nominations submitted by business students, faculty, alumni, and administrators around the world.
Past CEIBS recipients of the 40 Under 40 honour include Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour Michelle Xue Zheng, Associate Professor of Marketing Hyun Young Park, Professor of Organisational Behaviour Sebastian Schuh and Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour Emily David.