Ira N. Gang Is a Professor of Economics at Rutgers University, where he has been since 1986. He obtained his doctorate in Economics from Cornell University in 1983. Before Rutgers he taught at Pitzer College and Claremont Graduate School and at Duke. In 1990, 1994 and 2013 he visited Germany as an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow. Other research visits brought him to Sri Lanka, India, Tajikistan,among other places. Since April 1998, he is a research fellow of IZA, Bonn which he has visited many times.

Ira Gang is Associate Editor of the Journal of Population Economics and the India Growth and Development review. He is on the editorial boards of the Review of Market Integration, and the Journal of International Trade and Economic Development. 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 in developing and transition economies, with particular attention to labor markets. 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.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11160
published in: R. Lensink, S. Sjogren, C. Wihlborg (eds): Paths for Sustainable Economic Development, Gothenburg, 2017, 81 - 96
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11149
published in: International Tax and Public Finance, 2019, 26, 999 - 1017
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11148
published as 'Taxation and social protection under governance decentralisation' in: European Journal of Political Economy, 2019, 60, 101743
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8653
published in: in Mak Arvin (ed.): Handbook on the Economics of Foreign Aid, Edward Elgar, 2015, 488 - 502
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8464
published in: Journal of Comparative Economics, 2017, 45(3), 605 621
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8226
published in: European Journal of Development Research, 2014, 26 (4), 509–526