About Me


My professional journey is marked by a commitment to rigor, infused with a penchant for creativity. I have studied and written papers on the uncertainty of entrepreneurial outcomes, the impact of trade liberalization on innovation, and the career choices of talented individuals, among other topics. As a tenure-track faculty, first at Harvard Business School and then at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, I greatly enjoyed fostering students' critical thinking and communication skills through the case method. In 2021, I left my position as an assistant professor, recognizing the rapid changes in the world and in higher education. Since then, I’ve charted an experimental yet exhilarating course, uncovering new opportunities to connect with diverse audiences. My current work is dedicated to helping individuals and organizations adapt to the complexities and uncertainties of modern business environments, blending an evidence-oriented approach with creative, targeted solutions.

I hold a B.A. in Mathematical Economics and Mathematics from Colgate University, graduating with high honors in both majors. I also earned a Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T.

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, immersing myself in nature, watching classic films, and writing. I also love traveling and savoring diverse cuisines. I live in Boston with my husband.

~ Pian Shu

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