People: Research Faculty
Yuen Yuen Ang is named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow awarded for “high-caliber scholarship that applies fresh perspectives to some of the most pressing issues of our times.” Professor Ang studies economic and political development, with a focus on adaptation and innovation, especially in emerging markets. On China, her expertise is on the politics of development and its rising global role. She is the author of a multi-award winning book, How China Escaped the Poverty Trap (2016), and a second book, China’s Gilded Age: the Paradox of Economic Boom & Vast Corruption (2020). She is an advisory board member of Cambridge University Press’ Elements Series in the Politics of Development, and of Global Perspectives, a new cross-disciplinary journal addressing global issues.
2016. How China Escaped the Poverty Trap. Cornell University Press. Cornell Studies in Political Economy.
2016. “Beyond Weber: Conceptualizing an Alternative Ideal Type of Bureaucracy in Developing Contexts,” Regulation & Governance.
2016. “Co-optation & Clientelism: Nested Distributive Politics in China’s Single-Party Dictatorship,” Studies in Comparative International Development, online first, pp. 1-22.
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.