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Associate Professor of Economics, UMass Amherst

Kevin L Young is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

His research has focused on global governance, the politics of financial regulation, social science methodology, and the role of private business in shaping public policy. He earned his PhD from the London School of Economics in 2010, and previously was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University.

He is the author of Gridlock: Why Global Cooperation is Failing When We Need it Most (together with Thomas Hale and David Held), and has published in a variety of scholarly peer-reviewed journals such as Review of International Political Economy, Socio-Economic Review, Public Administration, Global Networks, Business and Politics, Global Policy, International Studies Quarterly and New Political Economy.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst


  • 2010 
    London School of Economics, PhD