Core faculty

Dean Yang

Professor of Public Policy and Economics; Research Professor, Populations Studies Center

Dean Yang is a 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, political economy, and the economics of disasters. Dean teaches a Ford School course on the economics of developing countries, as well as a PhD course in development economics. He received his undergraduate and PhD degrees in economics from Harvard University.

Educational Background

BA, Economics, Harvard University
PhD, Economics, Harvard University

Recent Publications

"Revising Commitments: Field Evidence on Adjustment of Prior Choices" with Xavier Giné, Jessica Goldberg, and Dan Silverman (2018), "Temptation in Vote-Selling: Evidence from a Field Experiment in the Philippines" with Allen Hicken, Steve Leider, and Nico Ravanilla (2018)