Darrick Hamilton
Darrick Hamilton

Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

Ohio State University

Darrick Hamilton is the executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University. He also holds a primary faculty appointment in the university’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs, with courtesy appointments in the Departments of Economics and Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences. 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.

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Coronavirus Recession

The coronavirus recession is an opportunity to cancel all U.S. student loan debt

Tax & MacroeconomicsInequality & Mobility
Vision 2020

Promote economic and racial justice: Eliminate student loan debt and establish a right to higher education across the United States

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesLabor
working paper

Returns in the labor market: A nuanced view of penalties at the intersection of race and gender

Inequality & MobilityLabor
post

Discriminatory penalties at the intersection of race and gender in the United States

Inequality & MobilityLabor
post

Why, despite post-racial rhetoric, do racial health disparities increase at higher income levels?

FamiliesInequality & Mobility
working paper

Post-racial rhetoric, racial health disparities, and health disparity consequences of stigma, stress, and racism

FamiliesInequality & Mobility

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