Yuen Yuen Ang

Yuen Yuen Ang

Alfred Chandler Chair of Political Economy

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Research Interests: Political economy, development and innovation, adaptive governance, complex systems, China

Education: PhD, Stanford University

Yuen Yuen Ang is the Alfred Chandler Chair of Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University. She is the first named professor at the Center for Economy & Society and a faculty member at the SNF Agora Institute and Department of Political Science. Ang is a cross-disciplinary scholar of political economy, focusing on China and on the themes of development and innovation. Her work has been recognized for both its scholarly and public impact. She is the inaugural recipient of Theda Skocpol Prize, awarded by the American Political Science Association for “impactful contributions to comparative politics,” along with book awards in political science, economics, and sociology. She is named one of the world's “100 Most Influential Academics in Government” by Apolitical. Her two award-winning books, How China Escaped the Poverty Trap (2016) and China's Gilded Age (2020), are both recommended by The Economist. For more information, visit her website