Yuen Yuen Ang

Research Faculty


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)


Yuen Yuen Ang’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Department of Political Science, University of Michigan
7719 Haven Hall, 505 South State Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1045

Phone: 734–936–0089
Email: yuenang@umich.edu

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Ang studies development, governance, and adaptive processes of change in the developing world, especially China. Her book, How China Escaped the Poverty Trap (2016), will be published by Cornell University Press and included in the political economy series. Ang was awarded the Eldersveld Prize for outstanding research contributions by the Department of Political Science in 2014. In the same year, she won the GDN Essay Contest on “The Future of Development Assistance,” sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She is also a recipient of two Andrew Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowships. In addition to her forthcoming book, her articles have appeared in Journal of Politics, Comparative Politics, and The China Quarterly.

Selected publications. Please also see Yuen Yuen Ang’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)...

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
The Political Economist

2014. Making Details Matter: How to Reform Aid Agencies to Generate Contextual Knowledge, Winner of the Global Development Network Essay Contest on Reinventing Foreign Aid

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.