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    Darrick Hamilton

    Associate Professor, Economics and Urban Policy

    Darrick Hamilton

    Darrick Hamilton is an Associate Professor 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, a research affiliate at the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality at Duke University, and a former Associate Director of the American Economic Association Summer Research and Minority Training Program. He earned a Ph.D. from the Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1999, and upon graduation received the National Economic Association's 2001 Rhonda M. Williams Dissertation Award. Professor Hamilton was 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 from 1999-2001, and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at the Institution for Policy Studies, Yale University from 2001-2003. He 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 published articles on disparities in; wealth, homeownership, health and labor market outcomes. His articles can be found in the following publications; African American Research Perspectives, American Economics Review, Applied Economics Letters, Challenge: The Magazine of Economic Affairs, Housing Studies, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Human Resources, Review of Black Political Economy, Social Science Quarterly, Southern Economics Journal, and Transforming Anthropology. In addition, his research appears in edited volumes published by The University of Michigan Press, National Urban League, and Oxford University Press. He has provided consultation to the following organizations: 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, 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 and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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    Recent Publications

    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 (in press). "Can 'Baby Bonds' Eliminate the Racial Wealth Gap in Putative Post-Racial America?" Review of Black Political Economy

    Hamilton, Darrick, Arthur Goldsmith, and William Darity, Jr. 2010. "Jobs and Healthcare: An 'Alternative' Public Option" in edited by 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

    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

    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 Organization, 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)

    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

    Gershburg, Alec and Darrick Hamilton. February 5th, 2007. "Bush‟s Double Standard on Race in Schools" Christian Science Monitor, Opinion-Editorial

    Goldsmith, Arthur, Darrick Hamilton, and William Darity, Jr. 2006. "Does a Foot-in-the-Door Matter?: White-Nonwhite Differences in the Wage Return to Tenure and Prior Workplace Experience" Southern Economic Journal, 73(2):267-306 (Lead Article)

    Goldsmith, Arthur, Darrick Hamilton, and William Darity, Jr. 2006. "Shades of Discrimination: Skin Tone and Wages" American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 96(2):242-245

    Chiteji, Ngina, and Darrick Hamilton. 2006. "Estimating the Effect of Race and Ethnicity on Wealth Accumulation and Asset-Ownership Patterns" in Jessica Gordon Nembhard and Ngina Chiteji‟s edited volume: Wealth Accumulation and Communities of Color in the United States. University of Michigan Press

    Hamilton, Darrick. 2006. "The Racial Composition of American Jobs" edited by George Curry: The 2006 State of Black America. The National Urban League

    Chiteji, Ngina, and Darrick Hamilton. 2005. "Kin Networks and Asset Accumulation" in Michael Sherraden‟s edited volume: Inclusion in the American Dream: Assets, Poverty, and Public Policy. Oxford University Press

    Darity, Jr., William, Jason Dietrich and Darrick Hamilton. 2005. "Bleach in the Rainbow: Latin Ethnicity and Preference for Whiteness" Transforming Anthropology, 13(2):103-10.

    Shaikh, Anwar, Darrick Hamilton, and Jeff Madrick. 2005. "The Economic Consequences of George Bush: The Debt, the Dollar, and Social Security: A Panel Discussion" Challenge: The Magazine of Economic Affairs, 45(1):52-75

    Freeman, Lance, and Darrick Hamilton. 2004. "The Changing Determinants of Inter-Racial Homeownership Disparities: New York City in the 1990's." Housing Studies, 19(3):301-23 (Lead Article)

    Agesa, Jacqueline, and Darrick Hamilton. 2004. "Competition and Discrimination: The Effects of Inter-Industry Concentration and Import Penetration" Social Science Quarterly, 85(1):121-35

    Goldsmith, Arthur, Stanley Sedo, William Darity, Jr., and Darrick Hamilton. 2004. "The Labor Supply Consequences of Perceptions of Employer Discrimination During Search and on-the-Job: Integrating Neoclassical Theory and Cognitive Dissonance" Journal of Economic Psychology, 25(1):15-39

    Freeman, Lance, and Darrick Hamilton. 2002. "A Dream Deferred Or Realized: Trends in Minority Homeownership in New York" American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 92(2):320-24

    Chiteji, Ngina, and Darrick Hamilton. 2002. "Family Connections and the Black-White Wealth Gap Among the Middle Class" Review of Black Political Economy, 30(1):9-27. (Lead Article)

    Darity, Jr., William, Darrick Hamilton, and Jason Dietrich. 2002. "Passing on Blackness: Latinos, Race, and Earnings in the USA" Applied Economics Letters. 9(13):847-53.

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