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Dean Yang

Professor of Public Policy and Economics; Research Professor, Populations Studies Center
Yang's 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. He teaches a Ford School course on the economics of developing countries, as well as a PhD course in development economics.
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Surprising results in Yang study on HIV stigma in Mozambique

Mar 31, 2021
What happens when a public health program intervention actually works against the very problem it’s trying to solve? It turns out, that’s exactly the result a Ford School research team is confronting now. Ford School PhD student James Allen IV...
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Faculty News fall 2020

Dec 9, 2020
Javed Ali organized a panel for New America on domestic terrorism. His new podcast, The Burn Bag, produced with two Ford School alumni, A'ndre Gonawela (BA ‘19) and Ryan Rosenthal (BA ‘19), has featured U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, General David...
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Faculty News - Spring 2020 State & Hill

May 22, 2020
Javed Ali wrote or co-authored multiple op-eds published by The Hill. He also appeared as a frequent commentator on MSNBC. Topics ranged from U.S. national security to crises in the Middle East. John Ayanian, inaugural Director of U-M’s Institute...

Yang examines hurricanes impact on migrant networks

Aug 31, 2017
A working paper by Parag Mahajan (University of Michigan) and Dean Yang in the National Bureau of Economic Research explores “Taken by Storm: Hurricanes, Migrant Networks, and U.S. Immigration” issued in August 2017.Abstract: How readily do...