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    YUEN YUEN ANG

    University of Michigan Ann Arbor Department of Political Science 7719 Haven Hall Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045

    Email: yuenang@umich.edu Office: 734-936-0089

    APPOINTMENTS University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Department of Political Science. Assistant Professor. 2011-Present

    Faculty Associate, Center for Chinese Studies Faculty Associate, Center for South East Asian Studies Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies

    Columbia University. School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA). Assistant Professor. 2010- 2011 EDUCATION Stanford University. M.A., 2003, Ph.D. in Political Science, 2010 Colorado College. B.A. in Political Science, 2002, graduated Summa Cum Laude BOOK Forthcoming (2016), How China Escaped the Poverty Trap, Cornell University Press, Cornell Studies in Political Economy Recent book presentations:

    Stanford University, APARC China Program, October 2014 University of Michigan, Center for Chinese Studies, Annual Conference, October 2014 Princeton University, Seminar on Democracy and Development, December 2014 University of Michigan, Department of Political Science, Eldersveld Prize Lecture, January 2015 Johns Hopkins University, Department of Political Science, December 2015 Brown University, Watson Institute of International Studies, March 2016

    ARTICLES 2016. Beyond Weber: Conceptualizing an Alternative Ideal Type of Bureaucracy in Developing Contexts,

    Regulation & Governance, doi: 10.1111/rego.12123. 2016. Co-optation & Clientelism: Nested Distributive Politics in Chinas Single-Party Dictatorship,

    Studies in Comparative International Development, DOI 10.1007/s12116-015-9208-0 2014. Authoritarian Restraints on Online Activism Revisited: Why I-Paid-A-Bribe Worked in India but

    Failed in China, Comparative Politics, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp. 21-40 2014. Perverse Complementarity: Political Connections and the Use of Courts Among Private Firms in

    China (with Nan JIA), The Journal of Politics, Volume 76, Issue 2, pp. 318-332 2012. Counting Cadres: A Comparative View of the Size of Chinas Public Employment, The China

    Quarterly, Volume 211: 676-696

    2009. Centralizing Treasury Management in China: The Rationale of the Central Reformers, Public Administration & Development, 29(4): 263-73

    2005. When Peasants Sue En Masse: Large Scale Collective Administrative Litigation in Rural China,

    China: An International Journal, 3(1): 24-49

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    CHAPTER 2016. Do Weberian Bureaucracies Lead to Markets or Vice Versa? A Coevolutionary Approach to

    Development, States in the Developing World, edited by Miguel Centeno, Atul Kohli & Deborah Yashar, Cambridge University Press.

    OTHER WRITING Prize-winning essay 2014. Making Details Matter: How to Reform Aid Agencies to Generate Contextual Knowledge, Winner of

    the GDN Essay Contest on the Future of Development Assistance. Sponsored by the Gates Foundation; an international jury selected 13 winning essays from 1,470

    submissions worldwide Short essays and memos 2016. A Hammer is Not a Second-Best Screwdriver: The Case for Varieties of Good Bureaucracy, Memo

    presented at Workshop on Going Beyond Governance, Brown University, Watson Institute. 2015. Crafting Institutions for Localized Aid, Invited blog post, Ideas for Development (hosted by the

    French Development Agency). 2015. Which Comes First in DevelopmentState Capacity or Economic Growth?, The Political

    Economist, Newsletter of the Political Economy Section of American Political Science Association. 2012. Developmental or Predatory? Understanding the States Paradoxical Economic Role in Local China,

    International Institute Journal, University of Michigan. Book Reviews 2012. Review of Chinas Local Public Finance in Transition, by Joyce Yanyun Man & Yu-Hung Hong, The

    China Quarterly, 208: 1028-1030. 2006. Review of Corruption and Market in Contemporary China, by Sun Yan, Review of Politics 68(1):

    152-155. SELECTED AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS International & National 2014 Winner of the GDN Essay Contest on The Future of Development Assistance, Global

    Development Network in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ($20,000 award)

    2014 Chiang Ching Kuo Foundation, Research grant for project on corruption 2012 Chiang Ching Kuo Foundation, Research grant for project on budgets and bureaucratic

    compensation 2009 American Political Science Association, Paul A. Volcker junior scholar research grant, to

    create dataset on bureaucratic compensation using line-item budgets 2009-10 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS, Doctoral recipient fellowship (25 awards) 2009-10 Indiana University, Research Center for Chinese Politics and Business, Post-doctoral

    fellowship (declined) 2009-10 University of Southern California, U.S.-China Institute, Post-doctoral fellowship (declined) 2008-09 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS, Dissertation completion fellowship (65 awards) 2007 The 1990 Institute/Overseas Young Chinese Foundation, Research grant University of Michigan 2015 Office of Research and Department of Political Science, Book subvention grant 2014 Department of Political Science, Eldersveld prize for outstanding research contributions

    (awarded to one junior faculty every two years) 2014 Center for Chinese Studies, Faculty research grant, for project on target-setting

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    2014 Center for Chinese Studies, Annual conference grant 2013 Office of Research, Preliminary project grant, for project on corruption 2012 International Studies Institute, International development fellowship, for development of

    new course, Development & Governance 2012 Center for International Business, Faculty research grant, for project on regulatory

    discrimination (with Xiaojun Li) 2012 Center for Chinese Studies, Faculty research grant, for book manuscript Undergraduate 2002 Colorado College, Edith Bramhall Award for best thesis in political science (More Than

    Kings and Less than Men: Tocqueville on the Danger of Despotism in Democratic Social States)

    2002 Colorado College, Cronin leadership essay award 1999-2002 Colorado College, International full scholarship (2 awards each year) INVITED TALKS & PRESENTATIONS 2016 University of Arizona, Tucson: Second Annual Southwest Mixed-Methods Research Workshop, October

    20-21. Center for Global Development: Public panel on What Should Tomorrows Aid Agency Look Like?,

    Washington D.C., June 21 Brookings Institution and Global Development Network: Roundtable on Institutional Change in the Aid

    Sector, June 20 Brown University: Department of Sociology & Watson Institute, Workshop on Going Beyond

    Governance, March 18-19 2015 Johns Hopkins University: Department of Political Science Asian Development Bank Institute: Conference on Escaping the Middle-Income Trap, Tokyo, Japan

    (discussant) Asian Development Bank Institute: Conference on The Impact of a Possible Growth Slowdown in the PRC

    on Asia, Tokyo, Japan (presenter) University of Michigan: Department of Political Science, Advisory Board Meeting, Joint presentation with

    Nicole Wu (PhD Student, Political Science) University of Michigan: Department of Political Science, Eldersveld Prize Lecture, Does State Capacity

    Lead to Markets or Vice Versa? Zhejiang University (China): School of Public Affairs, China Studies in the U.S. 2014 Princeton University: Development & Democracy Seminar Series Stanford University: APARC China Program, New Approaches to China Lecture Series Renmin University (China): 7th U.S-Sino International Conference on Public Administration 2013 National Chengchi University (Taiwan): Department of Political Science National Chengchi University (Taiwan): Institute of International Studies, 42nd Taiwan-American

    Conference on Contemporary China Hong Kong University of Science & Technology: Symposium on Economic Governance in China and the

    Developing World Princeton University: Princeton Network on State-Building in Developing World, Oxford; concluding

    workshop for edited volume, States in the Developing World (Cambridge, 2016) Guangxi Nationalities University (China): Invited lecture on Doing Social Science University of Michigan: International Institute, CICS Fellow Public Lecture, Why Good Bureaucracies

    Arent Always the Best Stanford University and Chinas National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC): Joint Conference

    on Challenges of Chinas Urbanization, Guangzhou, China

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    2012 University of Pittsburg: Asian Studies Center, Conference on Chinese Local Governance: Innovation and

    Reform Stanford University: Center for Democracy, Development and Rule of Law (CDDRL), Sonoma Conference

    on Assessing the Quality of Governance in China Stanford University: CDDRL, Project on Governance Speaker Series Leiden University (Netherlands): Asian Modernities & Tradition Workshop Princeton University: Princeton Network on State-Building in Developing World, Workshop in Sao Paulo,

    Brazil Stanford University: China Social Science Workshop Speaker Series Southern Methodist University and Keio University: Joint Conference on Political Participation in China 2011 University of Michigan: Center for Chinese Studies 50th Anniversary Conference to honor Kenneth

    Lieberthal University of Michigan: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Conference on How Autocracies Work Princeton University: Princeton Network on State-Building in Developing World, Workshop in New Delhi,

    India University of Michigan: Department of Political Science 2008-09 Columbia University: School of International and Public Affairs Hong Kong University of Science & Technology: Division of Social Sciences McGill University: Department of Political Science EVENTS AT UM Center for Chinese Studies Annual Conference, Building State Capacity in China & Beyond, October 17-18, 2014 Book Workshop for How China Escaped the Poverty Trap, November 7, 2013 Mini Workshop, Accountability & Corruption in Developing Countries, March 2013 Public panel, What Keeps Chinese Officials in Check If At All?, March 2013 (with Mayling Birney and Daniela Stockmann) FIELDWORK IN CHINA For book and other research projects, since 2006

    Conducted more than 300 interviews with state bureaucrats and businesses in coastal and inland provinces, in more than 30 party-state departments (finance, personnel management, taxation, commerce, organization, etc.), from township to central but primarily at the county level.

    Challenges of Urbanization in China (with Stanford University and Chinas National Development and Reform Commission), summer of 2012

    Participated in team fieldwork in Chengdu City, Sichuan province, to study the dynamics and challenges of urbanization

    Zouping in Transition (Organized by Jean Oi & Steve Goldstein), summer of 2011

    Participated in team fieldwork in Zouping County, Shandong province TEACHING Undergraduate courses Development and Governance, UM (upper-level seminar) State & Market in Contemporary China, UM (lecture course with sections)

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    Graduate courses Comparative Politics and Reform China, UM & Columbia SIPA Social Sciences in Historical and Contemporary China, UM (required for M.A. students in Chinese Studies) Qualitative and Mixed Research Methods, UM Politics & Institutions in Developing Countries, Columbia SIPA (required for MPA students majoring in

    economic and political development) Short courses in China Social Science Research Methods (graduate), Southwest University of Finance & Economics (SWUFE),

    June 2010 Bureaucracies (graduate), SWUFE, October 2007 Formal & Informal Institutions (undergraduate), SWUFE, June 2007 UNIVERSITY & DEPARTMENT SERVICES UM Department of Political Science Elected member of executive committee, 2015-16 (deliberated and voted on various departmental issues, such as hiring, promotion, curriculum, award nominations) Member of undergraduate teaching committee, 2014-15 Center for Chinese Studies Member of executive committee, 2014-15, 2016-18 (deliberated and voted on applications, proposals, and programs) Faculty Search Comparative politics search committee, 2013 Graduate Admissions Faculty committee member, UM Department of Political Science, 2012-13 Faculty reviewer of applications to MPA program, Columbia SIPA, 2010-11 Student committee member, Stanford Department of Political Science, 2003-4 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Service to the discipline Nominating Committee, American Political Science Association, Political Economy Section, 2016 Referee service Journals: American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Comparative Politics, Governance, Journal of Peasant Studies, Regulation & Governance, Studies in Comparative International Development, World Development, World Politics JournalsChina studies: China: An International Journal, China Information, Modern China, The China Quarterly Press: Cambridge University Press