Jie Wu is director of research management at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research. She joined the Institute after her graduate study at Rice University and provides project management and research support for various studies such as the Houston Area Asian Survey; the Survey on Health, Education, and the Arts (the “SHEA” Study); Migration and Urban Growth project; the Opportunity Youth study; and the ongoing Kinder Houston Area Survey. She also coordinates research and oversees the Houston Community Data Connections (HCDC), a new initiative funded by the Houston Endowment to provide a cluster of data and research services to aid community organizations in distressed neighborhoods.
Wu is a member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). Her research interest focuses on public opinion, urban disparity, income inequality, migration, human capital accumulation and economic growth. She holds a master’s degree in economics from Rice University and a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Shanghai International Studies University.