Chao Fu

Position title: Professor, Economics


Phone: (608) 263-3886

6432 Sewell Social Sciences

Department of Economics
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Curriculum Vitae


I am the Mary Claire Aschenbrenner Phipps Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. My broad research area is empirical microeconomics that combines economic theories and econometrics tools to study policy relevant questions. My research covers a wide range of topics, including education, urban policing, worker training, post-disaster reallocation and health insurance systems. A common theme of my research has been evaluating policy impacts from an equilibrium perspective.

CDE research theme area affiliations

Demography of Inequality

Selected Publications

Bordon, Paola, and Chao Fu. “College-Major Choice to College-Then-Major Choice.” Review of Economic Studies 82, no. 4 (2015): 1247-88. NIHMS ID 981449.

Fu, Chao. “Equilibrium Tuition, Applications, Admissions, and Enrollment in the College Market.” Journal of Political Economy 122, no. 2 (2014): 225-81.