David Lam

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David Lam

Professor and Chair of Economics

611 Tappan Street
240A Lorch Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1220

Office Location(s): 240A Lorch Hall
Phone: 734.763.6015 (Econ)
734.763.3009 (Pop Studies)
Fax: Economics 734.764.2769
Population Studies Center 734.763.1428
davidl@umich.edu
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Curriculum Vitae

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Research Professor, Population Studies Center
  • Fields of Study
    • Economic Development
      Economic Demography
  • About

    David Lam is Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Research Professor in the Population Studies Center. Professor 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. He was a Fulbright visiting researcher at the Institute for Applied Economic Research in Rio de Janeiro in 1989-90. He was a visiting professor in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town in 1997-98 and again in 2004-06. His collaborations with the University of Cape Town include the Cape Area Panel Study, a longitudinal survey supported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

  • Education
    • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1983