Andy Wu2012 Mentor
Andy Wu is a Ph.D. student in Applied Economics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he researches topics in industrial organization, labor economics, and management, with a focus on entrepreneurship and technological innovation. His current research looks at high-tech entrepreneurial resource assembly and the effects of strategic alliances on early stage life sciences technology firms.
He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Burchard Scholar with an S.B. in Economics and in Mathematics. At MIT, he served as President of the Everett Moore Baker House and the Undergraduate Economics Association.
Previously, Andy worked on business development at MassChallenge Inc, the world’s largest global startup competition, where he advised the President and CEO on business development strategy, sourced potential sponsors, and assisted experienced investors, lawyers, and entrepreneurs with judging process. He also worked on M&A transactions in life sciences, retail, and defense industries and general restructuring practice at the Peter J. Solomon Company. He has also assisted Professor Jonathan Gruber on research in health care economics and assisted in the writing of “Public Finance and Public Policy, 3rd Edition”, the leading public finance textbook in the U.S.
In his spare time, Andy enjoys DJing, skiing, golfing, lacrosse, sailing, crew, and biking. You can find Andy on Twitter and LinkedIn.