Dr. Darrick Hamilton
Darrick Hamilton is the director of the doctoral program in public and urban policy, and jointly appointed as a 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 co-associate director of the Cook Center on Social Equity; a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute; a national advisory committee (NAC) member of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Policies for Action, Policy and Law Research Program to Build a Culture of Health; a faculty research fellow at the Bernard Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis; and a member of the board of directors and advisory board of the National Jobs for All Coalition (NJFAC). Starting in 2019, he will be the executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University.
Professor Hamilton is a stratification economist, whose work fuses social science methods to examine the causes, consequences and remedies of racial and ethnic inequality in education, economic and health outcomes. This includes an examination of the intersection of identity, racism, colorism, and socioeconomic outcomes. His scholarly contributions are evidenced by numerous peer reviewed publications, book chapters in edited volumes; opinion-editorial and popular press articles, funded research, public lectures, presentations and symposiums, service to professional organizations, and regular appearance in print and broadcast media.