Senior Managing Economist
American Institutes for Research
National Science Foundation
Julia Lane is the Senior Managing Economist for the American Institutes for Research. She previously served as the Program Director of the Science of Science & Innovation Policy program at the National Science Foundation.
Her prior positions included senior vice president and director, Economics Department at NORC/University of Chicago; director of the Employment Dynamics Program at the Urban Institute; senior research fellow at the US Census Bureau; and assistant, associate, and full professor at American University. Lane has published over 60 articles in leading economics journals and authored or edited five books. She is one of the founders of the LEHD program at the Census Bureau, the first large-scale linked employer-employee dataset in the United States. She is also the PI of the NORC data enclave, a remote access collaborative environment for researcher access to sensitive business micro-data.
Lane earned her undergraduate degree in economics and Japanese from Massey University in New Zealand; her M.A. in statistics and Ph.D. in economics are from the University of Missouri in Columbia.