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Dean Yang

Research Affiliate, 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

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.

Gine, X., J. Goldberg, and Dean Yang. 2012. "Credit Market Consequences of Improved Personal Identification: Field Experimental Evidence from Malawi." American Economic Review, 102(6): 2923-2954. DOI. Abstract.

Yang, Dean. 2011. "Migrant Remittances." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 25(3): 129–52. DOI. Abstract.

Park, Albert F., Dean Yang, Xinzheng Shi, and Yuan Jiang. 2010. "Exporting and Firm Performance: Chinese Exporters and the Asian Financial Crisis." Review of Economics and Statistics, 92(4): 822-842. Abstract.

Gine, Xavier, and Dean Yang. 2009. "Insurance, credit, and technology adoption: Field experimental evidence from Malawi." Journal of Development Economics, 89(1): 1-11. DOI. Abstract.

Maccini, Sharon, and Dean Yang. 2009. "Under the Weather: Health, Schooling, and Economic Consequences of Early-Life Rainfall." American Economic Review, 99(3): 1006-26. DOI. Abstract.

Yang, Dean. 2008. "Coping with Disaster: The Impact of Hurricanes on International Financial Flows, 1970-2002." B. E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 8 (1) Article 13. Abstract.

Yang, Dean. 2008. "Integrity for Hire: An Analysis of a Widespread Customs Reform." Journal of Law and Economics, 51 (1). DOI. Abstract.

Yang, Dean. 2008. "Can Enforcement Backfire? Crime Displacement in the Context of Customs Reform in the Philippines." Review of Economics and Statistics, 90(1): 1-14. DOI. Abstract.

Yang, Dean. 2008. "International Migration, Remittances, and Household Investment: Evidence from Philippine Migrants' Exchange Rate Shocks." Economic Journal, 118(528): 591-630. DOI. Abstract.

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Current PSC Trainee:

Laura Zimmermann.