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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. For the book, she has collected over 350 interviews with local bureaucrats, covering over 15 provinces and 30 different line departments, as well as a variety of new datasets that measure normally opaque elements of bureaucracy, such as supplemental public pay. Besides her book, Ang has written on a range of subjects in China, including the politics of public employment, political connections, and the role of online activism in fighting corruption.
Before joining Michigan, she was on the faculty of Columbia University, School of International & Public Affairs.
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