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Desmond Ang

Ph.D. Candidate – Department of Economics

Phone: (703) 498-9559

Fax: (858) 534-7040

Office: ECON 207

Email: deang@ucsd.edu

Department of Economics
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive # 0508
La Jolla, CA 92093-0508

Education

Ph.D. Economics - University of California, San Diego - 2018 (expected)

M.A. Economics - University of California, San Diego - 2014

B.A. Economics and Asian Studies - Dartmouth College - 2008

Fields

Primary: Labor Economics, Political Economy

Secondary: Behavioral Economics

Research Statement

I am an applied economist specializing in labor, behavioral and political economics. I am particularly interested in the intersection of race, education and government. My research examines how acts of police violence affect the educational outcomes of inner-city students, how federal anti-discrimination policies impact voter enfranchisement and affiliation, and how interactions with and perceptions of law enforcement influence civic engagement. In a separate research agenda focused on health care, I examine the impact that medical conflict of interest policies may have on the prescribing decisions of doctors. Across fields, my studies make use of “big” and novel data to investigate the differential impacts of policies across race and demographics and to shed light on the underlying psychological mechanisms. [Full statement]

References

James Andreoni (co-chair)
UC San Diego
Department of Economics
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Gordon Dahl (co-chair)
UC San Diego
Department of Economics
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Prashant Bharadwaj
UC San Diego
Department of Economics
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Ian Larkin
UC Los Angeles
School of Management
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