Research interests: international trade; international economic law; international intellectual property.
Mark Wu is an Assistant Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches international trade and international economic law. Previously, he served as the Director for Intellectual Property in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative where he was the lead U.S. negotiator for the IP chapters of several free trade agreements. He also worked as an engagement manager for McKinsey & Co. where he focused on high-tech companies. He began his career as an economist and operations officer for the World Bank in China, working on environmental, urban development, health, and rural poverty issues. He has also served as an economist for the United Nations Development Programme in Namibia. After earning a J.D. from Yale Law School, he clerked for Judge Pierre Leval on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and was an Academic Fellow at Columbia Law School. He received his M.Sc. in Development Economics from Oxford University, which he attended on a Rhodes Scholarship, and his A.B. summa cum laude in Social Studies and East Asian Studies from Harvard University.
From the Fairbank Center's Podcast:
Mark Wu, The 'China, Inc.' Challenge to Global Trade Governance, 57 Harv. Int'l L.J. 261 (2016).
Mark 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).
Mark Wu & James Salzman, The Next Generation of Trade and Environment Disputes: The Rise of Green Industrial Policy, 108 Nw. U. L. Rev. 401 (2014).
Petros C. Mavroidis & Mark Wu, The Law of the World Trade Organization (WTO): Documents, Cases & Analysis (West Acad. Publ'g 2d ed. 2013).
Mark Wu, China's Export Restrictions and the Limits of WTO Law, 16 World Trade Rev. 673 (2017).
Mark Wu, Indian Corporations, the Administrative State, and the Rise of Indian Trade Remedies, in The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization 672 (David Wilkins, Vikramaditya S. Khanna & David M. Trubek eds., 2017).
Kamal Saggi & Mark Wu, Trade and Agricultural Disease: Import Restrictions in the Wake of the India – Agricultural Products Dispute, 16 World Trade Rev. 279 (2017).
Kamal Saggi & Mark Wu, Understanding Agricultural Price Range Systems as Trade Restraints: Peru–Agricultural Products, 15 World Trade Rev. 259 (2016).
Mark Wu, The WTO and China’s Unique Economic Structure, in Regulating the Visible Hand? The Institutional Implications of Chinese State Capitalism (Benjamin L. Liebman & Curtis J. Milhaupt eds., 2016).
Mark Wu, Op-Ed, It is Unwise to Negotiate Free Trade Behind Closed Doors, Fin. Times, May 27, 2015, at 7.
Michael O. Moore & Mark Wu, Antidumping and Strategic Industrial Policy: Tit-for-Tat Trade Remedies and the China–X-Ray Equipment Dispute, 14 World Trade Rev. 239 (2015).
Mark Wu, Book Review: The Oxford Handbook on the World Trade Organization (Amrita Narlikar, Martin Daunton & Robert M. Stern eds., 2012), 14 World Trade Rev. 159 (2015).
Mark Wu, Book Review, 14 World Trade Rev. 159 (2015) (reviewing The Oxford Handbook on the World Trade Organization (Amrita Narlikar, Martin Daunton & Robert M. Stern eds., 2012)).
Mark Wu, Opinion, A Free Pass for China, N.Y. Times, Apr. 3, 2014.
Mark Wu & Chad Brown, Safeguards and the Perils of Preferential Trade Agreements: Dominican Republic–Safeguard Measures, 13 World Trade Rev. 179 (2014).
Mark Wu, The Scope and Limits of Trade’s Influence in Shaping the Evolving International Investment Regime, in The Foundations of International Investment Law: Bringing Theory into Practice 169 (Zachary Douglas, Joost Pauwelyn & Jorge E. Vinuales eds., 2014).
Mark Wu, Why Developing Countries Won’t Negotiate: The Case of the WTO Environmental Goods Agreement, 6 Trade, L. & Dev. 93 (2014).
Kamal Saggi & Mark Wu, Yet Another Nail in the Coffin of Zeroing: United States – Anti-Dumping Administrative Reviews and Other Measures Related to Imports of Certain Orange Juice from Brazil, 12 World Trade Rev. 377 (2013).
Mark Wu, Antidumping in Asia's Emerging Giants, 53 Harv. Int'l L.J. 101 (2012).
Mark Wu, Op-Ed, China's Currency Isn't Our Problem, N.Y. Times, Jan, 18, 2011, at A25.
Mark Wu, Why Not Brussels? European Community State Aid Rules and the Boeing-Airbus Dispute: Comment on Piet Jan Slott, in Law and Economics of Contingent Protection in International Trade 185 (Kyle W. Bagwell, George A. Bermann & Petros C. Mavroidis eds., 2010).
Mark Wu, Note, Free Trade and the Protection of Public Morals: An Analysis of the Newly Emerging Public Morals Clause Doctrine, 33 Yale J. Int'l L. 215 (2008).
Mark Wu, Comment, Piercing China's Corporate Veil: Open Questions from the New Company Law, 117 Yale L.J. 329 (2007).