Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan
Yuen Yuen Ang is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. Her research and teaching lies at the intersection of global development, China’s political economy, and adaptive processes of change. Ms. Ang specialize in China but is broadly interested in developing countries and emerging markets.
Her work has two major goals. Departing from the conventional linear thinking (that is, either good governance leads to growth or vice versa), Ms. Ang’s first goal is to advance our understanding of development as a non-linear, adaptive, and complex process. This agenda is composed of three interconnected tasks:
Her second focus is China’s growing role in global development. While the popular spotlight has been on Chinese export of capital and infrastructure overseas (such as the Belt-and-Road Initiative), she focuses instead on China’s influence on ideas of development: How does China interpret its own development experience? What lessons can it offer other countries?