Mark is the Henry L. Stimson Professor at Harvard Law School. His research focuses on international trade law, including issues concerning emerging economies, digital trade, intellectual property, trade remedies, environment, and investment.
At Harvard, Wu is a Faculty Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. He is also affiliated with a number of other university programs including the Asia Center, Center for the Environment, Center for International Development, East Asian Legal Studies, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
He serves on the Advisory Board for the World Trade Organization’s Chairs Programme and on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Trade and Foreign Direct Investment. He is an Editorial Board member of the World Trade Review and of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s series on intellectual property, innovation and economic development.
Prior to academia, Wu served as the Director for Intellectual Property in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. He was the lead U.S. negotiator for the IP chapters of several free trade agreements. He continues to serve as a principal liaison to the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee.
Before government service, Wu worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. where he led engagements in technology sectors. He began his career as an economist and operations officer with the World Bank in China, working on environmental, urban development, health and rural poverty issues. He also worked briefly as an economist for the United Nations Development Programme in Namibia.
Wu received his J.D. from Yale Law School, his M.Sc. in Development Economics from Oxford University (where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar), and his A.B. summa cum laude in Social Studies and East Asian Studies from Harvard University.
Articles, Publications, and Appearances
The Big Picture on Trade (World Economic Forum 2018)
A Free Pass for China (The New York Times, April 3, 2014)
China’s Currency Isn’t Our Problem (The New York Times, January 18, 2011)