Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, Duke University
Dr. William Darity, Jr. is the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the Director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. He has served as chair of the Department of African and African American Studies and was the Founding Director of the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality at Duke. Previously, he served as Director of the Institute of African American Research, Director of the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program, Director of the Undergraduate Honors Program in economics, and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of North Carolina.
Darity’s research focuses on inequality by race, class and ethnicity, stratification economics, schooling and the racial achievement gap, North-South theories of trade and development, skin shade and labor market outcomes, the economics of reparations, the Atlantic slave trade and the Industrial Revolution, the history of economics, and the social psychological effects of exposure to unemployment. He has most recently co-authored Economics, Economists, and Expectations: Microfoundations to Macroapplications and co-edited Boundaries of Clan and Color: Transnational Comparisons of Inter-Group Disparity . Dr. Darity has published or edited 12 books and published more than 210 articles in professional journals.