Ang has received the fellowship, which carries a $200,000 stipend for research, to continue work on a project she has been working on and trying to get funds for for some time. Ang credits Nancy Burns, Chair of the Political Science department for encouraging her to keep pushing for this project.
Ang's work seeks to inform economic development from an unconventional perspective - "how new markets emerge in poor weak states despite constraints or by turning constraints into strengths - rather than by first achieving good governance in first-world terms." More simply "to unearth and tell stories of how people under adverse conditions creatively survive and even thrive".
Congratulations Yuen Yuen! Professor Ang spoke in the Complex Systems Seminar Series last year.
http://record.umich.edu/articles/political-scientist-yuen-yuen-ang-named-carnegie-fellow Jared Wadley April 26, 2018