Yuen Yuen Ang

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Yuen Yuen Ang

Assistant Professor

Office Location(s): 7719 Haven Hall
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  • Fields of Study
    • Comparative political economy
    • Comparative political organizations
    • Contemporary China
  • About

    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.

    Recent Talks

    Does State Capacity Lead to Markets or Vice Versa?

    Eldersveld Prize Talk, UM Department of Political Science, January 2015

    Do Weberian Bureaucracies Lead to Markets or Vice Versa? A Coevolutionary Approach to Development

    Princeton University, Seminar on Development & Democracy, December 2014

    Why Good Bureaucracies Aren't Always Best

    PICS International Development Fellow Public Lecture, UM International Institute, February 2013

  • Education
    • Stanford University, Ph.D. (Political Science)
    • Stanford University, M.A. (Political Science)
    • Colorado College, B.A. summa cum laude (Political Science)
  • Courses Taught
    • State and Market in Contemporary China
    • Comparative Politics & Reform China
    • Development and the Quality of Governance
    • Social Sciences in Historical & Contemporary China