This fund was established through a gift from Jordan, AB ’84 econ, and Kim Dickstein.The Jordan and Kim Dickstein African Initiative Fund supports undergraduate or graduate students within the Department of Economics studying abroad in Africa and other developing countries in Southeast Asia and Latin America.
Hang Yu is a PhD Candidate in the Economics PhD program at the University of Michigan. His primary field is development economics and current research is on health issues in Africa. Focus is specifically on Mozambique and ways to improve the HIV/AIDS tratement adherence, and to strengthen orphaned and vulnerable children. Other topics of interest include political economics and environmental economics. Prior to attending the University of Michigan, Hang received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from Peking University.