College of Education and Human Development

Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development

Stuart Yeh

  • Professor

Stuart Yeh

Areas of interest

Evaluation Studies
Development Studies
Public Policy Studies
Societies, Institutions and Governance


Ph.D., Stanford University, evaluation
M.P.P., University of Michigan, public policy
B.A., University of Michigan, economics



I apply evaluation perspectives and frameworks to identify what works in solving pressing social problems. I am especially interested in the application of systems theory to understand why certain problems persist, despite the existence of programs and policies designed to address those problems, and to assist in the identification of areas where new policies or changes in existing policies may be beneficial. I recently completed a book that proposes the establishment of an international institution designed to combat corruption and improve governance in developing nations. 

Honors and awards

Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow


Yeh, S. S. (2022). The End of Corruption and Impunity. (Lanham, MD: Lexington).

Yeh, S. S. (2022). New OSCE Recommendations to Combat Corruption, Money Laundering, and the Financing of Terrorism. Laws, 11(23), 1-23.

Yeh, S. S. (2022). New Financial Action Task Force Recommendations to Fight Corruption and Money Laundering. Laws, 11(8), 1-19.

Yeh, S. S. (2021). APUNCAC and the International Anti-Corruption Court (IACC). Laws, 10(1), 1-18.

Yeh, S. S. (2021). APUNCAC: An International Convention to Fight Corruption, Money Laundering, and Terrorist Financing. Law and Development Review, 14(2), 633-664.

Yeh, S. S. (2020.) Application of a Model International Treaty to Money Laundering. Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, 35(11) 444-463.

Yeh, S. S. (2020). An International Treaty to Fight Money Laundering. Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation. 35(5), 190-207.

Yeh, S. S. (2020). An International Law Approach to End Money Laundering. Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, 35(4), 148-163. 

Yeh, S. S. (2020). Educational Accountability, Value-Added Modeling, and the Origin of the Achievement Gap. Education and Urban Society, 0013124519896823.

Yeh, S. S. (2019). Origin of the Achievement Gap: Evidence from a League Table Analysis of 23 Interventions. Journal of Education Finance45(1), 23-41.

Yeh, S. S. (2018). Evaluation of A New Theory of the Racial Achievement Gap. Teachers College Record, 120(12), 1-30.

Yeh, S. S. (2017). Solving the achievement gap: Overcoming the structure of school inequality. New York: Palgrave.

Yeh, S. S. (2017). Contradictions resolved: An analysis of two theories of the achievement gap. Teachers College Record, 119(7).

Yeh, S. S. (2016). Race, test scores, and educational outcomes. Teachers College Record, 118(9).

Yeh, S. S. (2015). Two models of learning and achievement: An explanation for the achievement gap? Teachers College Record, 117(12), 1-48.

Yeh, S. S. (2015). A new strategy to address the achievement gap. Teachers College Record, 118(1), 2015.

Yeh, S. S. (2015). The electronic monitoring paradigm: A proposal for transforming criminal justice in the USA. Laws, 4, 60-81.

Yeh, S. S. (2015). Why UN inspections? Corruption, accountability and the rule-of-law. South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business, 11(2).

Yeh, S. S. (2014). Poverty and the rule of law in Africa: A missing international actor? Poverty and Public Policy, 6(4), 354-379.

Yeh, S. S. (2014). Building a global institution to fight corruption and address the roots of insurgency. International Public Policy Review, 8(1), 7-24.

Yeh, S. S. (2013). Why U.N. inspections? The accountability gap in Sub-Saharan Africa. International Public Policy Review, 7(2).

Yeh, S. S. (2012). Is an international treaty needed to fight corruption and the narco-insurgency in Mexico? International Criminal Justice Review, 22(3), 233-257.

Yeh, S. S. (2012). Anti-corruption inspections: A missing element of the IMF/World Bank agenda? Journal of African Policy Studies, 18(1).

Yeh, S. S. (2012). The reliability, impact and cost-effectiveness of value-added teacher assessment methods. Journal of Education Finance, 37(4).

Yeh, S. S. (2011). Ending corruption in Africa through United Nations inspections. International Affairs, 87(3), 629-650.