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 the coevolution of political and economic systems, how to build markets in the absence of good institutions, and the conditions that foster effective adaptation. Her research focuses on developing economies, especially China.
Her book, How China Escaped the Poverty Trap (2016), will be published by the Political Economy Series of Cornell University Press. Prior to joining Michigan, she was an Assistant Professor in political and economic development at Columbia SIPA.
Selected publications. Please also see Yuen Yuen Ang’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)...
2016. “Co-optation & Clientelism: Nested Distributive Politics in China’s Single-Party Dictatorship,” Studies in Comparative International Development, online first, pp. 1-22.
2015. Which Comes First in Development—State Capacity or Economic Growth?, The Political Economist, newsletter of the Political Economy Section of the American Political Science Association, Spring 2015
2014. Authoritarian Restraints on Online Activism Revisited: Why ‘I-Paid-A-Bribe’ Worked in India but Failed in China, Comparative Politics, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp. 21-40
2014. Perverse Complementarity: Political Connections and Use of Courts Among Chinese Firms (With Nan JIA), The Journal of Politics, Volume 76, Issue 2, pp. 318-332.