Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Faculty Associate, Center for Chinese Studies
Ph.D. 2010 Stanford University (Political Science)
Department of Political Science, University of Michigan
7719 Haven Hall, 505 South State Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1045
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Yuen Yuen Ang studies comparative political economy, focusing on the role of states in late development, the co-evolution of growth and governance, and problems of administration unique to poor and authoritarian countries. Her regional expertise is on China.
She is currently writing a book that explains why a state-led model of development has been possible in China despite the absence of conventionally “good” bureaucracies. Besides her book, Ang has written on the politics of public employment, political connections, and the role of online activism in fighting corruption.
2013. Why I-Paid-A-Bribe Triumphed in India but Fizzled Out in China. Working paper posted on SSRN.
2012. Counting Cadres: A Comparative View of the Size of China’s Public Employment. The China Quarterly.
Perverse Complementarity: Political Connections and Use of Courts Among Chinese Firms (With JIA Nan) Stanford CDDRL Working Paper No. 315]
2009. Centralizing Treasury Management in China: The Rationale of Central Reformers, Public Administration & Development, 29(4): 263-73.
Yuen Yuen Ang receives the annual conference grant from the Center of Chinese Studies. The conference, to be held in 2013-14, is themed "The Politics of Bureaucratic Structure & Restructuring"
Ang was named the CICS (Center for International & Comparative Studies) International Development & Security Fellow in 2012-13. In March 2013, she delivered a public talk on her book project, titled “Why Good Bureaucracies Aren’t Always Best.” A summary of the project was published in the Fall 2012 Issue of the International Studies Journal: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/UMICH/ii/Home/II%20Journal/Documents/Fall-2012-IIJournal-Develp-Predatory.pdf.