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Ngina Chiteji

Associate Professor
(212) 992-6313
1 Wash Pl, Room 410

Office Hours
Thursday 4-6 Remote by Appt.
Friday 1-5 Remote by Appt.

B.A., Economics, Brown University, 1988
Ph.D., Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997

Ngina Chiteji’s teaching and research interests include public policy, macroeconomics, economic inequality, crime, and the distribution of household wealth in the United States. She is co-editor of Wealth Accumulation and Communities of Color in the United States (with Jessica Gordon Nembhard, University of Michigan Press, 2006). Her research also has been published in several scholarly journals, including the Journal of Black Studies, the Journal of Family and Economic Issues, and Labour Economics. She serves on the Editorial Board of The Review of Black Political Economy. In addition to her teaching at Gallatin, she is an associate faculty member of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

Edited Volumes


Ngina Chiteji and Jessica Gordon Nembhard’s “Wealth Accumulation and Communities of Color in the United States”

Ngina Chiteji and Jessica Gordon Nembhard's Wealth Accumulation and Communities of Color in the United States was published by University of Michigan Press.

Teaching and Research Interests

macroeconomic theory and policy, economic inequality, social welfare policy, the Congressional budget process, the socio-economic consequences of incarceration, saving and borrowing behavior throughout the life course, political economy, East Africa and the Swahili Coast  

Recent News


Ngina Chiteji was featured on the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) website.

Chiteji will be spending her spring 2020 sabbatical at DC-NYU and at the Ohio State University’s Kirwan Institute For the Study of Race and Ethnicity.


Ngina Chiteji co-curated the March 2021 issue of the Review of Black Political Economy, a special volume of the journal dedicated to research on issues of criminal justice.
Chiteji recently co-curated a special issue of a journal, Criminal Justice Reform: 2020 and Beyond, the Summer 2021 edition of the Review of Black Political Economy.

Chiteji contributed a short piece to the NYU Furman Center's online discussion of the financial crisis and residential segregation.


Chiteji participated as a panelist for “Household Finance and Race” at the American Economic Association’s Annual Conference in San Diego, California, on January 3, 2019.  



Ngina Chiteji