Core faculty

Dean Yang

Professor of Public Policy; Co-Director, International Policy Center; Professor of Economics; Research Professor, Populations Studies

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

B.A., Economics, Harvard University; Ph.D., 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)