Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan

Yuen Yuen Ang is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. Her scholarship integrates the study of development, complex systems, and Chinese political economy. She is the author of How China Escaped the Poverty Trap, released by the Political Economy Series of Cornell University Press in September 2016.

Ang's research has received awards and support from multiple institutions, including the Eldersveld Prize for outstanding research contributions from the University of Michigan’s Department of Political Science, two Early Career Fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), a global essay prize on “The Future of Development Assistance” from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Most recently, she was selected as a fellow of the East Asian Institute in Seoul.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
  • 2010–2011
    Assistant Professor, Columbia University SIPA


  • 2010 
    Stanford University, PhD in Political Science