The De-Min and Chin-Sha Wu Award

Dr. De-Min Wu is a renowned econometrician who taught at KU for 35 years (1964 to 1999). He is credited with development of the Wu-Hausman Test, an important tool to evaluate the endogeneity of a variable. Dr. Wu’s children, Lawrence Wu and Clara Wu Tsai, both of whom grew up in Lawrence, contributed $100,000 to establish the De-Min and Chin-Sha Wu Faculty Award to honor their parents.

The fund provides for a rotating award to honor excellence among associate professors in the Economics Department. The recipient shall receive the title, De-Min and Chin-Sha Wu Associate Professor of Economics, for the term of the award along with ~$5,000 per year in spendable funds. The term of the award is 3 years (or less) and may be renewed for one additional term.

Current Recipient

  • Tsvetan Tsvetanov, 2022 - 2023

Previous Recipients

  • David Slusky, 2020 - 2022

  • Tarun Sabarwal, 2017 - 2020

  • Ted Juhl, 2014 - 2017

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