Julia Lane, an Expert in Science and Innovation Policy, Joins the International Development Program of the American Institutes for Research

Washington, D.C. – Julia I. Lane, an expert in science and innovation policy, has joined the American Institutes for Research (AIR) as a Senior Managing Economist for AIR’s International Development Program.

Lane joins AIR after serving for four years as the program director for the Science of Science and Innovation Policy Program at the National Science Foundation (NSF). She led the multi-agency, multi-university “Science and Technology for America’s Reinvestment: Measuring the EffecTs of Research on Innovation, Competitiveness and Science” (STAR METRICS) program, a partnership between science agencies and research institutions to document the outcomes of science investments to the public.

Prior to joining NSF, she served as a Senior Vice President and Director, Economics Department at NORC/University of Chicago; a Director of the Employment Dynamics Program at the Urban Institute; a Senior Research Fellow at the U.S. Census Bureau; and Professor of Economics at American University.

“We are pleased that Julia Lane is bringing her strong background in research and impact evaluation to AIR,” said Jane Benbow, AIR Vice President and Director of the International Development Program.

Lane has published over 70 articles in leading journals, including Nature and Science, and authored or edited seven books. She received the National Institutes of Health, Central IT Merit Award for Operational Excellence in 2011, the National Science Foundation Director’s Superior Accomplishment Award in 2010, and co-chaired the Science of Science Policy Interagency Group for the White House National Science and Technology Council.

About AIR
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education, and workforce productivity. For more information, visit www.air.org.


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