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 currently is engaged in two research projects. The first examines defined contribution pensions and the Great Recession's effect on retirement savings. The second analyzes the effect that incarceration has on wealth accumulation and an individual's ability to prepare for retirement. She is an associated faculty member of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.