People: Research Faculty

Yuen Yuen Ang

Faculty Associate


Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Faculty Associate, Center for Chinese Studies


Ph.D. 2010 Stanford University (Political Science)


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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.


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

Phone: 734–936–0089

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