External Research Fellow
Ira N. Gang received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1983 and is currently a Professor of Economics, Rutgers University. He received fellowships from the Fulbright Commission and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, among others, and is aresearch fellow of IZA, Bonn, the Migration Research Group at HWWI, Hamburg, the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan, and CReAM, London.. Ira Gang is currently Associate Editor of the Journal of Population Economics and on the Editorial Boards the Jounal of International Trade and Economic Development, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, and the Indian Growth and Development Review (a new journal). He was one of the founding editors of Review of Development Economics and has served on other editorial boards.
He has published in Journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Economics Letters, The Journal of Development Economics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, The Journal of Economic Theory, and Economic Development and Cultural Change. Recent research interests include both theoretical and empirical issues surrounding labor markets, economics of fundamentalism, tax reform, trade liberalization, and corruption with particular reference to India and transition economies. In the area of migration economics his work has concentrated on the labor market impacts of immigration in Europe and the U.S., on immigrant assimilation, and on the political economy of immigration.
Ira Gang joined CReAM as an external fellow in March 2007.