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Dean Yang

Research Associate Professor, Population Studies Center.

Co-Director, Postdoctoral Program, Population Studies Center.

Associate Professor, Economics.

Associate Professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Ph.D., Harvard University

Dr. Yang's research deals with the economic problems of developing countries, focusing on international migration, micro-finance, disasters and risk, human capital, international trade, and crime and corruption.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Beam, Emily, David Mckenzie, and Dean Yang. 2016. "Unilateral Facilitation Does Not Raise International Labor Migration from the Philippines." Economic Development and Cultural Change, 64(2): 323-368. DOI. Abstract.

Hicken, Allen, Stephen Leider, Nico Ravanilla, and Dean Yang. 2015. "Measuring Vote-Selling: Field Evidence from the Philippines." American Economic Review, 105(5): 352-356. DOI. Abstract.

Ashraf, Nava, Diego Aycinena, Claudia Martinez, and Dean Yang. 2015. "Savings in Transnational Households: A Field Experiment among Migrants from El Salvador." Review of Economics and Statistics, 97(2): 332-351. DOI. Abstract.

Batista, Catia, Daniel Silverman, and Dean Yang. 2015. "Directed giving: Evidence from an inter-household transfer experiment." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 118: 2-21. DOI. Abstract.

Mckenzie, David, and Dean Yang. 2015. "Evidence on Policies to Increase the Development Impacts of International Migration." World Bank Research Observer, 30(2): 155-192. DOI. Abstract.

De Arcangelis, Giuseppe, Majlinda Joxhe, David McKenzie, Erwin Tiongson, and Dean Yang. 2015. "Directing remittances to education with soft and hard commitments: Evidence from a lab-in-the-field experiment and new product take-up among Filipino migrants in Rome." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 111: 197-208. DOI. Abstract.

Ambler, Catherine, Diego Aycinena, and Dean Yang. 2015. "Channeling remittances to education: a field experiment among migrants from El Salvador." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 7(2): 207-232. PMCID: PMC4437739. DOI. Abstract.

Mckenzie, David, Caroline Theoharides, and Dean Yang. 2014. "Distortions in the international migrant labor market: Evidence from filipino migration and wage responses to destination country economic shocks." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 6(2): 49-75. DOI. Abstract.

Seshan, Ganesh, and Dean Yang. 2014. "Motivating migrants: A field experiment on financial decision-making in transnational households." Journal of Development Economics, 108: 119-127. DOI. Abstract.

Carter, Michael R., Rachid Laajaj, and Dean Yang. 2013. "The Impact of Voucher Coupons on the Uptake of Fertilizer and Improved Seeds: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Mozambique." American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 95(5): 1345-1351. DOI.

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Current PSC Trainees:

Valentina Duque, Michael G. Mueller-Smith.