Mark Wu is the Henry L. Stimson Professor at Harvard Law School, where he specializes in international trade and international economic law. His writings cover a broad range of topics, including the impact of emerging economies on global governance, digital technologies, trade remedies, environment, and foreign investment.
In addition, Professor Wu serves as the Faculty Director for the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University and as a Faculty Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. He is affiliated with several university centers including the Asia Center, Center for the Environment, Center for International Development, East Asian Legal Studies, and the Harvard Environmental Economics Program. He previously served as the Vice Dean for Graduate Program and International Legal Studies at Harvard Law School. He is a past recipient of the Sacks-Freund Award and the HLS Student Government Teaching and Advising Award.
In 2021, Professor Wu served as a Senior Advisor to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) while on leave from Harvard. He also served previously as a member of the agency review team for the Biden-Harris transition team. Earlier in his career, he served as the Director for Intellectual Property at the Office of the USTR, where he was the lead negotiator for the IP chapter of several U.S. free trade agreements.
Professor Wu has presented his research before several international organizations including the G20, OECD, UNCTAD, World Bank, and World Trade Organization (WTO). He is a past member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council for Trade and Foreign Direct Investment and of the Advisory Board of the WTO Chairs Programme.
Professor Wu began his career as an economist and operations officer at World Bank in China. He later worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. He also served as a law clerk to Judge Pierre Leval of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Professor Wu received his J.D. from Yale Law School. He earned a M.Sc. in Development Economics from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He received his A.B. summa cum laude in Social Studies and East Asian Studies from Harvard University.
FavoriteMark Wu, The 'China, Inc.' Challenge to Global Trade Governance, 57 Harv. Int'l L.J. 261 (2016).
FavoriteMark Wu, Rethinking the Temporary Breach Puzzle in International Trade Law: A Window on the Future of Trade Conflicts, 40 Yale J. Int’l L. 95 (2015).
FavoriteMark Wu & James Salzman, The Next Generation of Trade and Environment Disputes: The Rise of Green Industrial Policy, 108 Nw. U. L. Rev. 401 (2014).
- Mark Wu, Wise Lessons in Virtue: A Tribute to Professor William P. Alford, 62 Harv. Int'l L.J. 45 (2021).
- Mark Wu, Export Restrictions, in Handbook of Deep Trade Agreements 87 (Aaditya Mattoo, Nadia Rocha & Michele Ruta eds., 2020).