OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Dr. Darrick Hamilton

OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Dr. Darrick Hamilton

Dr. Darrick HamiltonAssociate Professor, Economics and Urban Policy


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.


Recent Significant 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