William Ascher, Ph.D.

Donald C. McKenna Professor of Government and Economics


International Relations
Robert Day School of Economics and Finance

Areas of Expertise

Developing Countries
Inequality and Public Policy


B.A., University of Michigan; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

Awards and Affiliations

Huntoon Senior Teaching Award, 2009

Levine Prize for Best Book in Public Policy, 2010

Society of Policy Scientists

Huntoon Senior Teaching Award, 2016

Research and Publications

Knowledge and Environmental Policy: Re-Imagining the Boundaries of Science and Politics

Bringing in the Future: Strategies for Farsightedness and Sustainability in Developing Countries

Revitalizing Political Psychology: The Legacy of Harold D. Lasswell

Cultural Change and Persistence: New Perspectives on Development

Physical Infrastructure Development: Balancing the Growth, Equity, and Environmental Imperatives

Development Strategies and Intergroup Violence

Evolution of Development Thinking: Governance, Economics, Assistance, and Security

Understanding the Development Policy Process

And by appointment
Monday, 9– 11 AM
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