Associate Professor of Urban Policy
Fanton Hall/Welcome Center
Darrick Hamilton is an Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy at Milano – The New School for International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Economics at The New School for Social Research, a faculty research fellow at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, an affiliate scholar at the Center for American Progress, and a research affiliate at the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality at Duke University. Also, he is a Co-Associate Director of the Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics program, serving on the Board of Overseers for the General Social Survey, and a Co-Principle Investigator of the National Asset Scorecard in Communities of Color project. He earned a Ph.D. from the Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Professor Hamilton was an associate director of the American Economic Association Summer Research and Minority Training Program, a Ford Foundation Fellow on Poverty, the Underclass and Public Policy at the Poverty Research and Training Center, and the Program for Research on Black Americans both at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at the Institution for Policy Studies at Yale University.
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 articles on socioeconomic stratification in education, marriage, wealth, homeownership, health (including mental health), and labor market outcomes.
He has provided consultation to; American Human Development Project, Center for Economic Development (CFED), Center for Social Development, Congressional Black Caucus, Council of Economic Advisors-The White House, Demos A Network for Ideas and Action, Economic Policy Institute, Empire State Coalition of Youth and Family Services, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, National Urban League, Service Employees International Union, and U.S. Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Finally, his research agenda has been supported by grants from the Ford Foundation, National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council.
Moran, Emilio, Sandra Hofferth, Catherine Eckel, Darrick Hamilton, Barbara Entwisle, J. Lawrence Aber, Henry Brady, Dalton Conley, Susan Cutter, Klaus Hubacek, John Scholz. Forthcoming 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
Aja, Alan, William Darity, Jr., and Darrick Hamilton. Forthcoming. “Latinos, African Americans and the Coalitional Case for a Federal Jobs Program” Ethnic Studies Review
Darity, Jr., William, Darrick Hamilton, and James Stewart. Available online 2014. “A Tour de Force in Understanding Intergroup Inequality: An Introduction to Stratification Economics” Review of Black Political Economy (lead article)
Diette, Timothy, Arthur Goldsmith, Darrick Hamilton, and William Darity, Jr. Available online 2014, forthcoming in print. “Skin Shade Stratification and the Psychological Cost of Unemployment: Is there a Gradient for Black Females?” Review of Black Political Economy
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
Hamilton, Darrick and William Darity, Jr. Forthcoming 2014. “Addressing Racial Inequality in Post-Racial America” in Rao, Vyjayanthi, Prem Krishnamurthy and Carin Kuoni, (eds.), Speculation. Duke University Press.
Goldsmith, Arthur, William Darity Jr., Darrick Hamilton, and Timothy Diette. Forthcoming 2014. “Unemployment, Psychology, and X-Inefficiency” in Morris Altman (ed.), Real World Decision Making: An Encyclopedia of Behavioral Economics. Praeger (ABC-CLIO)
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/BeyondBroke_Exec_Summary.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 edited volume, 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 edited volume, 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
Public Policy in Action
Racial Economic Disparities