Tony Fang is a Full Professor and the Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Cultural and Economic Transformation at Memorial University of Newfoundland and an Adjunct Professor with the University of Toronto. Currently he holds the J. Robert Beyster Faculty Fellowship at Rutgers University and serves on a World Bank's Expert Advisory Committee on Migration and Development. He is a past President of the Chinese Economists Society (2012-2013). Prior to joining Memorial, he was the Director of Master of International Business Program and an Associate Professor of Human Resources Management and Employment Relations at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Previously he taught at York University in Toronto and I. H. Asper School of Business at University of Manitoba. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and NBER, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Toronto, City University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), Tsinghua University, Fudan University, and Southwest University of Finance and Economics. From 1999-2012, he was the Domain Leader in Economic and Labour market Integration at CERIS – Ontario Metropolis Centre, a Faculty Associate at the York Centre for Asian Research, a Council Member of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC). In 2010, he received the title of “Chutian Scholar” of Hubei Province. In 2017, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA, UK).

Professor Fang has a Ph.D. in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management from the University of Toronto. His areas of research interest encompass issues of compensation and benefits, high performance workplace practices, pension, retirement policy and the ageing workforce, education, immigration, and minimum wages, union impact on wages, innovation and firm growth, pay equity and employment equity. He has published in such journals as Strategic Management Journal, Industrial and Labor Relations Review (Cornell), Industrial Relations (Berkeley), British Journal of Industrial Relations, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Public Policy, The World Economy, China Economic Review, Review of Development Economics, Asian Economic Papers, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of World Business, Asian Business & Management, Journal of Labor Research, IZA Journal of Labour Policy, IZA World of Labour,International Migration, Canadian Diversity, industrielles Relations/Industrial Relations, International Journal of Manpower, Journal of Management History, Social Indicators Research, Perspectives on Labour and Income. He has also received 16 research awards from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and 5 research grants from Human Resource and Development Canada (HRSDC), totaling 4.3 million.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2012.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 15340
Tony Fang, Viet Hoang Ha
published in: Klaus F. Zimmermannn (ed.): Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics, 03 March 2023
IZA Discussion Paper No. 15334
Tony Fang, Alex Wells
IZA Discussion Paper No. 15226
Tony Fang, Na Xiao, Jane Zhu, John Hartley
published in: Canadian Public Policy, 2022, 48,17-37.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14282
published in: Relations industrielles/Industrial Relations, 2021, 76 (3), 429-453.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13878
published in: Review of Development Economics, 2021, 25 (2), 854–877
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12322
Tony Fang, Byron Lee, Andrew R. Timming, Di Fan
published in: Relations industrielles/Industrial Relations, 2019, 74(2), 323-351.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12262
published in: Canadian Public Policy, 2019, 45 (2), 239-261.