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Darrick Hamilton    

Stratification Economist & Professor

Darrick Hamilton is the director of the doctoral program in public and urban policy, and jointly appointed as 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 immediate past president of the National Economic Association (NEA), an associate director of the Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics Program, an associate director of 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 Atlanta Journal Constitution The American Prospect, Axios, the Christian Science Monitor, Dissent Magazine, Jacobin Magazine, the New York Times, theGrio, the Huffington Post, the Washington Monthly, the Washington Post, and Yes! Magazine.

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. Examples of citations and quotes include the Atlantic, the Black Enterprise, City Limits, Chronicle of Higher Education, The Daily Kos, Dollars and Sense, Economonitor, Fox News-Latino, The Gary Crusader, theGrio, theGuardian, The Huffington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, MSNBC, The Nation, Nexus, NBC News, NBCLatino, the Nation, National Journal, New York Newsday, The New York Times, Philadelphia Daily News, Pittsburg Courier, Politifact, The Root, Slate, and The Washington Pos Examples of media apperance include Al Jazeera America Cable Television Network, AriseTV, the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) World Service, Financial Times (podcast), Milwaukee Public Radio, CSPAN, Minnesota Public Radio, MSNBC, North Carolina Public Radio, National Public Radio, New York Public Radio, News One Now, Pacifica Radio in New York, and Public Broadcast Corporation (PBS) Newshour

Finally, he has provided formal or informal consultation with numerous government and not-for-profit organizations including American Human Development Project, Black Equity Alliance, Brooklyn Friends School, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Center for American Progress, 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, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Food Bank of New York City, The Ford Foundation, Insight: Center for Community and Economic Development, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, NSF’s Social Observatories Coordinating Network, National Urban League, New York City Workgroup on Health and Race for the United Nation’s Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) Shadow Report, PolicyLink, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, SEIU, the Twenty-First Century Foundation, U.S. Office of EEOC, and the Urban Institute.

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