Professor Lang is presently a professor in the Department of Economics at Boston University where he served as chair from 2005 to 2009.
He is an elected Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists. He is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Center for Research and Analysis of Migration (University College, London), a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (Bonn) and a Fellow of the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality (Stanford University), and has for many years been a member of the Advisory Board of the Canadian Employment Research Forum.
Professor Lang is also a co-editor of Labour Economics, the Journal of the European Association of Labor Economists. Before coming to BU, he spent a year at the NBER as an Olin Foundation Fellow and before that was an assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine.
During his tenure at Boston University, he has twice visited MIT for a year, once as a visiting scholar and once as a visiting professor. Professor Lang spent three months at the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research on a Fullbright Fellowship. He was the recipient of a Sloan Foundation Faculty Research Fellowship.
He spent my most recent sabbatical at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin, Italy, the School of Economics at the University of New South Wales in Sydney and the Center for Research and Analysis of Migration.