Shu-Ling Wang


Dr. Richard W. Lindholm Professor of Public Finance and Assistant Professor in Economics and Management

Shu-Ling Wang joined Gustavus Adolphus College in 2016 after her two-year stay at The College of Wooster as a visiting scholar of Economics. She earned Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Economics from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2015. She also received an M.A. degree in Public Finance in 2008, and dual B.A. degrees in Public Finance & Law in 2006 from National Chengchi University, Taipei City, Taiwan, where she grew up.

Dr. Wang's research focuses on Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, and International Finance. She particularly studies policy issues, employing DSGE model and computational methods. In her recent research, she has analyzed fiscal policy effects in highly-indebted countries with large interest rate spreads. Other projects include examining the distributional effects of non-resident housing investment on domestic agents in a small open New-Keynesian framework, and computing optimal stabilization policy for countries that belong to a monetary union (without independent monetary policy). Her recent research has been published in Review of International Economics and Economic Modelling. She also serves as a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals.

Her teaching interests lie in Macroeconomics, Money and Banking, International Finance, Seminar in Macroeconomics, and First Term Seminar. Being an active instructor in an interactive liberal arts environment, she also enjoys mentoring undergraduate research and encourages students to think independently. During her two-year stay at The College of Wooster, she advised senior students for their one-year Independent Study research project.

Beyond academia, Dr. Wang loves Architecture, Arts, Photography, and Music. Her favorite architects are Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, and Zaha Hadid. She is also fascinated by the drawings of Georgia O’Keeffe and Edward Hopper. She has played piano, violin, and Pi-Pa (a Chinese instrument). Her favorite composer and musician is Johann S. Bach of the Baroque period.

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Ph.D. in Economics (2015) & M.A. (2012) in Economics, Indiana University (Bloomington); M.A. (2008) in Public Finance & B.A. (2006) Public Finance and Law (dual degree), National Chengchi University, Taipei Taiwan

Courses Taught

E/M-109 (Principles of Macroeconomics), E/M-282 (Intermed Macroecon), and FTS-100 (FTS:Too Big to Fail?)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
E/M-101 Principles of Macroeconomics 8 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, and 2016/FA
E/M-109 Principles of Macroeconomics 6 2021/SP, 2020/SP, 2019/FA, and 2019/SP
E/M-282 Intermed Macroecon 3 2021/SP, 2019/FA, and 2019/SP
E/M-271 Money & Banking 3 2019/SP, 2018/SP, and 2017/SP
E/M-382 Money & Banking 2 2021/SP and 2020/SP
E/M-201 Intermed Macroecon 2 2017/FA and 2016/FA