Darrick Hamilton is an assistant professor at Milano – The New School for Management and Urban Policy, an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Economics at The New School for Social Research, an affiliated scholar at American Progress, and a co-associate director of the American Economic Association Summer Research and Minority Scholarship 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 to 2001, and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at the Institution for Policy Studies at Yale University from 2001 to 2003. His work focuses on the causes and consequences of racial and ethnic inequality in economic and health outcomes.
He has published articles on disparities in wealth, homeownership, 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 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. His research agenda has been supported by grants from the Ford Foundation, National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.