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Dean Yang

Research Associate Professor, Population Studies Center.

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

Ambler, Catherine, Diego Aycinena, and Dean Yang. Forthcoming. "Channeling remittances to education: a field experiment among migrants from El Salvador." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. NIHMSID: NIHMS608279. 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.

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.


Gine, Xavier, Jessica Goldberg, Shalini Sankaranarayanan, Peter Sheerin, and Dean Yang. 2012. "Use of Biometric Technology in Developing Countries." In Banking the World: Empirical Foundations of Financial Inclusion edited by Cull, R., DemirgucKunt, A., Morduch, J. MIT Press. Abstract.

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