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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, government and media.  His research examines the social impacts of police violence, the effects of voter protections on turnout and polarization, and the role of media on racial prejudice. 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 Street
Cambridge, MA 02138