David Lam

Director, Institute for Social Research
Professor, Department of Economics
Research Professor, Population Studies Center,
University of Michigan

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University of Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106
Phone: 734-763-3798
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About

David Lam’s research focuses on the interaction of economics David Lam is Director of the Institute for Social Research, Professor in the Department of Economics, and Research Professor in the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan. He is Honorary Professor of Economics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He received a M.A. in demography in 1982 and a Ph.D. in economics in 1983 from the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on the interaction of economics and demography in developing countries, including analysis of the economics of population growth, fertility, marriage, and aging. More about David >>

Current Research

Dr. Lam’s research focuses on the interaction of economics and demography in developing countries, including analysis
of the economics of population growth, fertility, marriage, and aging. Current research projects include analysis of the links between education and income inequality in Brazil and South Africa, the impact of demographic change on labor markets, and the links between birth rates and education in developing countries. He is collaborating with researchers from the University of Cape Town on projects analyzing youth transitions in education, childbearing, and employment using the Cape Area Panel Study, a longitudinal survey supported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. More about Research >>