Chao Fu is the Mary Claire Aschenbrenner Phipps Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her broad research area is empirical microeconomics that combines economic theories and econometrics tools to study policy relevant questions. Her research covers a wide range of topics, including education, urban policing, worker training, post-disaster reallocation and health insurance systems. A common theme of her research has been evaluating policy impacts from an equilibrium perspective.
Fu received a B.A. in Economics from Xiamen University in 2002, an M.A. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario in 2005, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010.