Shu Wang

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Assistant Professor

Political Science

601P Pray Harrold


[email protected]

Office Hours

  • By appointment


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015
  • MBA, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2011
  • MPA, Columbia University, 2008
  • BA, Renmin University of China, 2006
  • Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Interests and Expertise

  • American federalism
  • State-local relations
  • Local financial management


Winter 2024
  • PLSC 202, online
  • PLSC 270, online

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • “Perceptions of local government fiscal health and fiscal stress: Evidence from quantile regressions with Michigan municipalities and counties.” 2021. (With Stephanie Leiser). State and Local Government Review, forthcoming.
  • “Politics or professionalism to the rescue? The Friedrich-Finer Debate in the context of state intervention in Michigan.” 2019. (With Andrew Crosby) Public Administration Quarterly 43(4), 555-583.
  • “Economic resilience after the Great Recession: An examination of unreserved fund balance in Michigan counties.” 2019. (With Eric Scorsone) Local Government Studies 46 (5), 716-733.
  • “Relative tax rates, proximity and cigarette tax noncompliance: Evidence from a national sample of littered cigarette packs.” 2019. (With David Merriman and Frank Chaloupka) Public Finance Review 47 (2): 276-311.
  • “Use of special taxing districts by municipal governments in the Chicago metropolitan area: Is Leviathan tamed?” 2018. (With Rebecca Hendrick). Public Budgeting and Finance 38(3):32-57.
  • “Effects of state-imposed tax and expenditure limits on municipal revenue structure: A legal approach.” 2018. Publius: The Journal of Federalism 48(2): 292-316.