Dean Yang
Associate Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy and Associate Professor of Economics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
(734) 764-6158
Weill Hall
735 S. State St. #3315
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091
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Research and Teaching Interests:
_Human Rights
_Energy and Environment
Quantitative Methods
Educational Background:
B.A., Economics, Harvard University; Ph.D., Economics, Harvard University

Recent Publications:
Under the Weather: Health, Schooling, and Socioeconomic Consequences of Early-Life Rainfall

Coping with Disaster: The Impact of Hurricanes on International Financial Flows, 1970-2001

Are Remittances Insurance? Evidence from Rainfall Shocks in the Philippines

International Migration, Human Capital, and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Philippine Migrants' Exchange Rate Shocks

Why Do Migrants Return to Poor Countries? Evidence from Philippine Migrants' Responses to Exchange Rate Shocks

Integrity for Hire: An Analysis of a Widespread Program for Combating Customs Corruption

Can Enforcement Backfire? Crime Displacement in the Context of Customs Reform in the Philippines

Dean Yang is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics. His research is on the economic problems of developing countries. His specific areas of interest include: international migration, microfinance, health, corruption, and the economics of disasters. Dean teaches Ford School courses in the economics of developing countries and in microeconomics, as well as a Ph.D. course in development economics. He received his undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from Harvard University.

Academic Appointments:
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Department of Economics, LS&A