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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. His research examines the causes and consequences of racial discrimination and has been published in leading journals including American Economic Review, American Political Science Review, and Quarterly Journal of Economics. 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

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Outside Professional Activities For Desmond Ang

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W.E. Upjohn Institute Prizes or awards


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

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