Kevin Lang is a Professor of Economics at Boston University. His work spans theoretical and empirical research on labor and education economics, including discrimination, immigration and language issues. His publications include Poverty and Discrimination (Princeton University Press) and over fifty academic articles. He has been a member of the Board on Testing and Assessment of the National Research Council in the United States and has served on NRC panels on Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in K-12 Education, Value-Added Measurement in Education and a Round-table on Education Systems and Accountability. Dr. Lang spent a year at the National Bureau of Economic Research (where he is presently a Research Associate) on an Olin Foundation Fellowship and three months at the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research on a Fulbright Fellowship. He was the recipient of a Sloan Foundation Faculty Research Fellowship. Dr. Lang is co-editor of Labour Economics, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Canadian Employment Research Forum. He received his BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from Oxford University, an MSc in economics from the University of Montreal, and his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2009.