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Tony Fang is the Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Cultural and Economic Transformation at Memorial University of Newfoundland and an Associate 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. 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. He was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and NBER. Previously he taught at York University in Toronto and I. H. Asper School of Business at University of Manitoba. From 1999-2012, he had been 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 June 2011, he was elected as the President of the Chinese Economists Society (2012-2013). He was also a visiting professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Toronto, City University of Hong Kong, Tsinghua University, Fudan University, Southwest University of Finance and Economics, and China University of Geosciences. In 2010, he received the title of “Chutian Scholar” of Hubei Province.
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, China Economic Review, Asian Economic Papers, Journal of World Business, Journal of Labor Research, International Journal of Manpower, Journal of Management History, Social Indictors Research, Perspectives on Labour and Income. He has also received 10 research awards from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and 5 research grants from Human Resource and Development Canada (HRSDC).
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2012.