Lynn Wu is an assistant professor at the Wharton School. She is interested in studying how information and information technology impact the productivity of information workers, organization and broad sectors of economy. Specifically, her work follows three streams. In the first stream, she studies how social networks and information derived from social networks affect individuals’ performance and long-term career trajectories. In her second stream of research, she examines the role of investment in IT and complementary organizational practices to explain how firms can achieve greater business value from IT. In her third stream, Lynn leverages fine-grained nanodata available through online digital traces to predict economic indicators such as real estate trends, labor trends and product adoption.
Lynn has published articles in economics, management and computer science. Her work has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and The Economist
Lynn received her undergraduate degrees from MIT (Finance and Computer Science), her master’s degree from MIT (Computer Science) and her Ph.D. from MIT Sloan School of Management (Management Science)
- MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Cambridge, MA, Ph.D., Management Science, 2011;
- MIT, Cambridge, Cambridge, MA, Master of Engineering in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, 2003;
- MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Cambridge, MA, Bachelor of Science in Finance, Minor in Economics, 2002;
- MIT, Cambridge, Cambridge, MA. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, 2002
Assistant Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions
The Wharton School
Operations, Information and Decisions
Xitong Li and Lynn Wu (2017). Herding and Social-Network Word-of-Mouth: Evidence from Groupon, MISQ.
Lynn Wu, Lorin M. Hitt, Fujie Jin (2016). Are All Spillovers Created Equal? A Network Perspective on IT Labor Movements, Management Science.
Lynn Wu and Erik Brynjolfsson (2014). The Future of Prediction: How Google Searches Foreshadow Housing Prices and Sales, Economic Analysis of the Digital Economy.
Lynn Wu (2013). Social Network Effects on Productivity and Job Security: Evidence From the Adoption of a Social Networking Tool, Information Systems Research, 24, 30-51.
Chingyung Lin, Lynn Wu, Zhen Wen, Honghong Tong, Vicky Griffiths-Fisher, David Lubinsky (2012). Social Network Analysis in Enterprise, Proceedings of IEEE, 100 (9).
Sinan Aral, Erik Brynjolfsson, Lynn Wu (2012). Testing Three-Way Complementarities: Incentives, Monitoring and Information Technology, Management Science, 58, 913-931.