Desmond Ang is an applied economist and assistant professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is particularly interested in the intersection of race, government and media. His research examines the social impacts of police violence, the effects of voter protections on turnout and polarization, and the role of media on racial prejudice. Desmond received his PhD in economics from University of California, San Diego and his B.A. from Dartmouth College.
On junior leave during the 2022-2023 academic year.