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Assistant Professor of Public Policy

Desmond Ang is an applied economist and assistant professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is particularly interested in the intersection of race, education and government.  His research examines the educational and political ramifications of acts of police violence and the effects of federal election oversight on minority turnout and political polarization. Desmond received his PhD in economics from University of California, San Diego and his B.A. from Dartmouth College. 

His research website can be found here


Phone: 617-495-4505


Social Policy
Fairness & Justice
Democracy & Governance
Gender, Race & Identity
Education, Training & Labor
Poverty, Inequality & Opportunity

Mailing Address

Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138