Henry Cohen Professor of Economics and Urban Policy
The New School
Darrick Hamilton is the Henry Cohen Professor of Economics and Urban Policy at The New School. He is also the founding director of the Institute on Race, Power, and Political Economy at The New School. Prior, he was the executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University. Hamilton is a pioneer and internationally recognized scholar whose work fuses social science methods to examine the causes, consequences, and remedies of racial, gender, ethnic, tribal, and nativity inequality in education, economic, and health outcomes. This work involves crafting and implementing innovative routes and policies that break down social hierarchy, empower people, and move society toward greater equity, inclusion, and civic participation. He is a graduate of Oberlin College and earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has authored numerous scholarly articles on socioeconomic stratification in education, marriage, wealth, homeownership, health (including mental health), and labor market outcomes. His op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, The American Prospect, the Christian Science Monitor, Dissent Magazine, and The Huffington Post.
- 2017, The color of wealth in Boston, $70,000