Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy and Director of Milano Doctoral Program
Fanton Hall/Welcome Center
Darrick Hamilton is the director of the doctoral program in public and urban policy, and jointly appointed as an associate professor of economics and urban policy at The Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy and the Department of Economics, The New School for Social Research at The New School in New York.
He is a faculty research fellow at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at The New School, the president-elect of the National Economic Association (NEA), an associate director of the Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics Program, serving on the Board of Overseers for the General Social Survey (GSS), the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Social Observatories Coordinating Network (SOCN), the National Academies of Sciences standing committee on Future of Major NSF-Funded Social Science Surveys, senior research associate at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University, and co-principal investigator of the National Asset Scorecard in Communities of Color Project (NASCC).
Professor Hamilton is a stratification economist, whose work focuses on the causes, consequences and remedies of racial and ethnic inequality in economic and health outcomes, which includes an examination of the intersection of identity, racism, colorism, and socioeconomic outcomes. He has authored numerous scholarly articles on socioeconomic stratification in education, marriage, wealth, homeownership, health (including mental health), and labor market outcomes.
He has written many articles/opinion-editorials, which include the translation of his research findings from academic journals to popular press publication, examples include the Atlanta Journal Constitution, The American Prospect, the Christian Science Monitor, Dissent Magazine, The New York Times, The Huffington Post and the Washington Post. He has been cited quoted and has made many media appearances to debate social topics, discuss my research and offer insights on social policy in print and broadcast media outlets. Finally, he has provided consultation to numerous government and not-for-profit organizations including AFL-CIO, American Human Development Project, Center for American Progress, Black Equity Alliance, CFED, Center for Social Development, Congressional Black Caucus, Council of Economic Advisors-The White House, Demos, Economic Policy Institute, Empire State Coalition of Youth and Family Services, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Food Bank of New York City, Insight: Center for Community and Economic Development, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, National Urban League, PolicyLink, SEIU, and U.S. Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
PhD 1999, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Darity, Jr., William, Darrick Hamilton, and James Stewart. 2015. “A Tour de Force in Understanding Intergroup Inequality: An Introduction to Stratification Economics” Review of Black Political Economy, 42(1-2):1-6 (lead article)
Diette, Timothy, Arthur Goldsmith, Darrick Hamilton, and William Darity, Jr. 2015. “Skin Shade Stratification and the Psychological Cost of Unemployment: Is There a Gradient for Black Females?” Review of Black Political Economy, 42(1-2):155-77
Conley, Dalton, J. Lawrence Aber, Henry Brady, Susan Cutter, Catherine Eckel,, Barbara Entwisle, Darrick Hamilton, Sandra Hofferth,, Klaus Hubacek, Emilio Moran, and John Scholz. February 2, 2015. “Big Data, Big Obstacles” Chronicle of Higher Education http://chronicle.com/article/Big-Data-Big-Obstacles/151421/?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en
Moran, Emilio, Sandra Hofferth, Catherine Eckel, Darrick Hamilton, Barbara Entwisle, J. Lawrence Aber, Henry Brady, Dalton Conley, Susan Cutter, Klaus Hubacek, John Scholz. November 11th, 2014. “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for the Social Sciences” Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences of the United Stated of America (PNAS) Perspectives, 111(45):15855–15856
Diette, Timothy, Arthur Goldsmith, Darrick Hamilton, William Darity, Jr., and Katherine McFarland. 2014. “Stalking: Does it Leave a Psychological Footprint?” Social Science Quarterly, 95(2):563–580.
Aja, Alan, Daniel Bustillo, William Darity, Jr. and Darrick Hamilton. 2013. “Jobs Instead of Austerity: A Bold Policy Proposal for Economic Justice” Social Research: an International Quarterly, 80(3):781-794.
Darity, William, and Darrick Hamilton. 2012. “Bold Policies for Economic Justice” Review of Black Political Economy, 39(1):79-85.
Hamilton, Darrick, and William Darity, Jr. 2010. “Can ‘Baby Bonds’ Eliminate the Racial Wealth Gap in Putative Post-Racial America?” Review of Black Political Economy, 37(3,4):207-216.
Hamilton, Darrick, Arthur Goldsmith, and William Darity, Jr. 2009. “Shedding 'Light' on Marriage: The Influence of Skin Shade on Marriage for Black Females” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizations, 72(1):30-50
Hamilton, Darrick, Arthur Goldsmith, and William Darity, Jr. 2008. “Measuring the Wage Costs of Limited English: Issues with Using Interviewer Versus Self-Reports in Determining Latino Wages” Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 30(3):257-279 (Lead Article)
Goldsmith, Arthur, Darrick Hamilton, and William Darity, Jr. 2007. “From Dark to Light: Skin Color and Wages among African Americans” Journal of Human Resources, 42(4):701-738 (Lead Article)
BOOK CHAPTERS, OPINION-EDITORIALS, AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS SINCE 2007
Jackson, Regine O., Darrick Hamilton, William Darity, Jr. 2015. “Low Wealth and Economic Insecurity among Middle-Class Blacks in Boston” The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Community Development Issue Brief, Number 3 http://www.bostonfed.org/commdev/issue-briefs/2015/cdbrief32015.htm
Hamilton, Darrick. November 7, 2015. “The Federal Job Guarantee: A Step Towards Racial Justice” Dissent Magazine https://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/federal-job-guarantee-racial-justice-darrick-hamilton
Hamilton, Darrick, Tressie McMillian Cottom, William Darity, Jr., Alan A. Aja, and Carolyn Ash. Fall 2015. “Still we Rise: The Continuing Case for America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities” The American Prospect, 25(4) http://prospect.org/article/why-black-colleges-and-universities-still-matter
Hamilton, Darrick, and William Darity, Jr. October 7, 2015. “The Stark Black and White of America’s Wealth Divide” Urban Matters: Ideas and Analysis from the Center for New York City Affairs http://www.centernyc.org/urbanmatters/2015/10/7/the-stark-black-and-white-of-americas-wealth-divide
Nam, Yunju, Darrick Hamilton, William Darity, Jr., Anne E. Price. September 2015. “Bootstraps are for Black Kids: Race, Wealth, and the Impact of Intergenerational Transfers on Adult Outcomes” Report Produced by Insight Center for Community Economic Development http://www.insightcced.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Bootstraps-are-for-Black-Kids-Sept.pdf
Carolyn Ash, Alan Aja, William Darity, Jr. and Darrick Hamilton . In Print May 18, 2015. “Why More Alumni-Giving Won’t Save HBCUs” Atlanta Journal Constitution –Opinion http://getschooled.blog.ajc.com/2015/05/17/as-morehouse-and-spelman-graduate-consider-fate-and-funding-of-hbcus/
Hamilton, Darrick, William Darity, Jr., Anne E. Price, Vishnu Shridharan, and Rebecca Tippett. April 2015. “Umbrellas Don’t Make it Rain: Why Studying and Working Hard is Not Enough for Black Americans” Report Produced by The New School, The Duke University Center for Social Equity and Insight Center for Community Economic Development http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/CRWG/Umbrellas-Dont-Make-It-Rain8.pdf
Meschede, Tatjana, William Darity Jr., and Darrick Hamilton. April 2015. “Financial Resources in Kinship and Social Networks: Flow and Relationship to Household Wealth by Race and Ethnicity among Boston Residents” Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Community Development Discussion Paper Series, No.2015-02. http://www.bostonfed.org/commdev/pcadp/2015/cddp1502.pdf
Hamilton, Darrick and William Darity, Jr. 2015. “Addressing Racial Inequality in Post-Racial America” in Rao, Vyjayanthi, Prem Krishnamurthy and Carin Kuoni, (eds.), Speculation, Now: Essays and Artwork. Duke University Press.
Muñoz, Ana Patricia, Marlene Kim, Mariko Chang, Regine O. Jackson, Darrick Hamilton, and William A. Darity Jr. 2015. “The Color or Wealth in Boston” Report produced by The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Duke University and The New School http://www.bostonfed.org/commdev/color-of-wealth/color-of-wealth.pdf
Ash, Carolyn, Alan Aja, William Darity, Jr., and Darrick Hamilton. February 8, 2015. “The Problem(s) with Obama’s Community College Plan – and an Alternative” Washington Post: The Answer Sheet Blog http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2015/02/08/the-problems-with-obamas-community-college-plan-and-an-alternative/ Reprinted in Huffington Post: The Blog, February 9, 2015 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carolyn-ash/a-better-way-to-spend-60-billion-expand-pell-grants_b_6564474.html?utm_content=bufferdd0bc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Darity, Jr., William, Alan Aja, and Darrick Hamilton. July 28, 2014. “Why We're Wrong About Affirmative Action: Stereotypes, Testing and the 'Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations'” Huffington Post: The Blog http://www.huffingtonpost.com/william-a-darity-jr/why-were-wrong-about-affirmative-action_b_5613026.html
Aja, Alan, Daniel Bustillo, William Darity, Jr., and Darrick Hamilton. Summer 2014. “From a Tangle of Pathology to a Race Fair America” Dissent Magazine. pp. 38-42. http://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/from-a-tangle-of-pathology-to-a-race-fair-america
Hamilton, Darrick. June 4, 2014. “Not Gifted Education, but Quality Education for All” New York Times, Room for Debate http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/06/03/are-new-york-citys-gifted-classrooms-useful-or-harmful/not-gifted-education-but-quality-education-for-all
Tippett, Rebecca, Avis Jones-DeWeever, Maya Rockeymoore, Darrick Hamilton, and William Darity, Jr. 2014. “Beyond Broke: Why Closing the Racial Wealth Gap is a Priority for National Economic Security” Report prepared by Center for Global Policy Solutions and The Research Network on Ethnic and Racial Inequality at Duke University with funds provided by the Ford Foundation http://globalpolicysolutions.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Beyond_Broke_FINAL.pdf
Aja, Alan, William Darity, Jr., and Darrick Hamilton. November 27, 2013. “Social Security for the Life-Cycle” Huffington Post: The Blog http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-a-aja/hey-politicians-how-about_b_4339452.html
Freeman, Lance and Darrick Hamilton. October 2013. “A Count of Unaccompanied Homeless Youths in New York City” Prepared for New York City Coalition on the Continuum of Care
Aja, Alan, William Darity, Jr., and Darrick Hamilton. June 17, 2013. “Segregated Education in Desegregated Schools: Why We Should Eliminate ‘Tracking’ With ‘Gifted and Talented’ for All” Huffington Post: The Blog http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-a-aja/segregated-education-in-d_b_3443865.html
Aja, Alan, William Darity, Jr., and Darrick Hamilton. April 26, 2013. “Refusing Austerity in America -- How ‘Baby Bonds’ Could Expand Social Security” Huffington Post: The Blog http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-a-aja/refusing-austerity-in-ame_b_3163312.html
Aja, Alan, William Darity, Jr., and Darrick Hamilton. March 12, 2013. “Don't Cut, Invest! Why the Obama Administration Should Support a Federal Job Guarantee Program” Huffington Post: The Blog http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-a-aja/jobs-program-obama_b_2806940.html
Hamilton, Darrick. 2013,. “Occupational Crowding” in Patrick Mason (ed.), International Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, 2e, Macmillan Reference, USA
Hamilton, Darrick, and Ngina Chiteji. 2013. “Wealth” in Patrick Mason (ed.), International Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, 2e. Macmillan Reference, USA
Pearce-Doughlin, Shavonn, Arthur Goldsmith, Darrick Hamilton. 2013. “Colorism” in Patrick Mason (ed.), International Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, 2e. Macmillan Reference, USA
Aja, Alan, William Darity, Jr., and Darrick Hamilton. January 10, 2013. “If Not Race, Then Wealth: Why Universities Should Avoid Income As Proxy for Race-Based Admissions Policy” Huffington Post: The Blog http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-a-aja/college-admissions-income_b_2452191.html
Diette, Timothy, Arthur Goldsmith, Darrick Hamilton, and William Darity, Jr. 2012. "Causality in the Mental Health-Unemployment Relationship" in Lauren Appelbaum (ed.), Reconnecting to Work: Policies to Mitigate Long-Term Unemployment and Its Consequences. W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Hamilton, Darrick, and William Darity, Jr. 2012. “Crowded Out? The Racial Composition of American Occupations” in James Jackson, Cleopatra Caldwell, and Sherrill Sellers (eds.), Research Methodology in Black Communities. University of Michigan Press
Hamilton, Darrick, Algernon Austin, and William Darity, Jr. 2011. “Occupational Segregation and the Lower Wages of Black Men “ Economic Policy Institute Briefing Paper http://www.epi.org/publication/whiter_jobs_higher_wages/
Hamilton, Darrick, Arthur Goldsmith, and William Darity, Jr. 2010. “Jobs and Healthcare: An ‘Alternative’ Public Option” in The 2010 State of Black America: Jobs: Responding to the Crisis. The National Urban League
Darity, Jr., William, and Darrick Hamilton. October 30, 2009. “Bernanke Ignores History of Black and White Wealth Rift” The Grio http://thegrio.com/2009/10/30/bernanke-ignores-history-of-black-and-white-wealth-rift/
Hamilton, Darrick, and William Darity, Jr. September/October 2009. “Race, Wealth, and Intergenerational Poverty: There will never be a post-racial America if the wealth gap persists” The American Prospect http://prospect.org/article/race-wealth-and-intergenerational-poverty
Freeman, Lance, and Darrick Hamilton. 2008. “A Count of Homeless Youth in New York City” Report prepared for The Empire State Coalition of Youth and Family Services
Hamilton, Darrick, Dennis Derryck, and Sabine Salandy. 2007. “The State of Black Employment in New York City: An Analysis of the Construction Industry” in The State of Black New York 2007. The New York Urban League
Gershberg, Alec and Darrick Hamilton. February 5th, 2007. “Bush’s Double Standard on Race in Schools” Christian Science Monitor, Opinion-Editorial http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0205/p09s01-coop.html
Racial Economic Disparities