Dean Yang

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Dean Yang

Associate Professor of Economics

Ford School of Public Policy
3316 Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091

Office Location(s): 3316 Weill Hall
Phone: 734.764.6158

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Public Policy
  • Fields of Study
    • Development Economics
  • About

    Dean Yang is an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics. His areas of interest include international migration and remittances, microfinance, human capital, disasters, international trade, and crime and corruption. He is currently running survey work and field experiments among Central American migrant workers in the U.S., among Philippine migrant workers in Qatar, among potential overseas migrants in the Philippines, and on microfinance in Malawi and Mozambique. He teaches courses in development economics and microeconomics at the undergraduate, master's, and Ph.D. levels. He was a visiting professor at Princeton University in 2006-07. He has worked as a consultant on development issues for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the UNDP, and in El Salvador and Peru. A native of the Philippines, he received his undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Harvard University.

  • Education
    • Ph.D., Economics, Harvard University, 2003
    • B.A., Harvard University, 1995
  • Awards
    • BASIS AMA CRSP, U.S. Agency for International Development (2009-2012) National Science Foundation, Award SES-0851570 (2009-2011) Inter-American Development Bank (2009-2013) World Bank Research Committee (2009-2012) John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (2007-2008)
  • Curriculum Vitae