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Julia Lane

Professor julia.lane@nyu.edu 212-992-6523

Dr. Julia Lane is a Professor at CUSP, and at NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She also serves as a Provostial Fellow for Innovation Analytics and Senior Fellow at NYU’s GovLab. As part of the CUSP team, Dr. Lane works with the research team to build the CUSP Data User Facility.

Dr. Lane is an economist who is the co-founder of the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamic (LEHD) partnership with the Census Bureau. LEHD data has been used to analyze commuting patterns for transportation planning, and the study of workforce turnover, pensions, and low-wage work. Dr. Lane has authored over 65 refereed articles and edited or authored seven books. She has been working with a number of national governments to document the results of their science investments. Her work has been featured in several publications including Science and Nature. Work Dr. Lane started at the National Science Foundation (as Senior Program Director of the Science of Science and Innovation Policy Program) to quantify the results of federal stimulus spending is the basis of the new Institute for Research on Innovation and Science at the University of Michigan. The data will be used to describe the structure of the research workforce, the nature and evolution of research collaborations, and the diffusion of sponsored research results.

Dr. Lane has had leadership positions in a number of policy and data science initiatives at her other previous appointments, which include Senior Managing Economist at the American Institutes for Research; Senior Vice President and Director, Economics Department at NORC/University of Chicago; various consultancy roles at The World Bank; and Assistant, Associate and Full Professor at American University. Please click here for additional information on her professional achievements.

Dr. Lane received her PhD in Economics and Master’s in Statistics from the University of Missouri.


Big Data and Social Science Research: Theory and Practical Approaches. Co-edited with Ian Foster, Rayid Ghani, Ron Jarmin and Frauke Kreuter, Taylor Francis, under contract

The Impact of Food Safety Research. Co-edited with Kaye Husbands Fealing, Sandra Hoffman, Stan Johnson and John King, Cambridge University Press, under contract (Refereed)

Japec, L., Kreuter, Frauke., Berg, M., Biemer, P., Decker, P., Lampe, C., Lane, J.I., O’Neil, C. & Usher, A. Big data in survey research: AAPOR task force report. Public Opinion Quarterly, forthcoming.

Zolas, N., Goldschlag, N., Jarmin, R., Stephan, P., Smith, J.O., Rosen, R., Allen, B.M., Weinberg, B., Lane, J.I. (2014). Wrapping it up in a person: Tracing flows from funded research into the economy using linked administrative records. revise and resubmit, Science.

Lane, J.I,, Owen, J.o., Rosen, R. & Weinberg, B. (2015). New Linked Data on Research Investments: Scientific Workforce, Productivity, and Public ValueResearch Policy.

Lane, J.I., Weinberg, B., Rosen, R., Smith, J.O., Allen, B.M. (2015). UMETRICS as a tool for quantifying the value of research and assessing underrepresentation. Association for Women in Science.