David Lam

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

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Address: Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan
426 Thompson Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106
Phone: 734-763-3798
Fax: 734-763-0227

Research

David 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. He has worked extensively in Brazil and South Africa, where his research analyzes links between education, labor markets and income inequality.the economics of population growth, fertility, marriage and aging. He has worked extensively in Brazil and South Africa, where his research analyzes links between education, labor markets and income inequality. More about David >>

Research Interests

Rio de Janeiro

Economic Demography, Economic Development, Economics of the Family, Human Capital and Labor Markets in Developing Countries, Economics of Brazil, Economics of South Africa

Research in Progress

National Income Dynamics Study
South Africa Research Project Resources
Cape Area Panel Study (CAPS)

Current Positions

Director

Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Professor

Department of Economics, University of Michigan

Research Professor

Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Program Director

DFID/IZA Program on Growth and Labor Markets in Low-Income Countries (UK

Department for International Development and Institute for the Study of Labor)

Research Associate

National Bureau of Economic Research

Research Fellow

Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Germany

Fellow

Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD)

Honorary Professor

School of Economics, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Research Affiliate

Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape