David Lam

David Lam

Professor, Department of Economics, College of Literature, Science & the Arts Director, Institute for Social Research
Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley

davidl@umich.edu

Dr. Lam’s research incorporates economic theory, mathematical demography, and empirical econometrics to analyze the economics of population dynamics, marriage, fertility, and intergenerational support. Much of his research has focused on education, health, and the economics of population aging. He has worked extensively in Brazil and South Africa, where a particular focus of his research is on intergenerational transmission of extreme inequality in these countries. Dr. Lam previously served as MiCDA director from 1999-2003.