Rutgers University
Ira Gang's Research Home Page
Professor of Economics

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203 New Jersey Hall
Department of Economics, School of Arts & Sciences
75 Hamilton St
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1248

(848) 932-8648 (voice, my office)
(732) 932-7416 (fax, economics department)

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Updated June 2019, sort of

In Memoriam Robert C Stuart by Paul Gregory
Comparative Economic Studies (2015) 57, 361–364. doi:10.1057/ces.2015.14

Ph.D., Cornell University, 1983
M.A., Cornell University, 1979 

B.A., (Art History, Political Economy) The Johns Hopkins University, 1977 

Certificate of International Affairs,  Bologna Center of the 
 School of Advanced International Studies, J.H.U., Bologna, Italy, 1976

A Selection of Recent Papers Oldies  but Goodies
¤Gil S. Epstein, Ira N. Gang, (2018) Taxation & social protection under governance decentralisation, European Journal of Political Economy  OPEN ACCESS
¤Gil S. Epstein, Ira N. Gang, (2019) Inequality, good governance, and endemic corruption,  International Tax and Public Finance 26:999–1017  OPEN ACCESS
FIra N. Gang, Rajesh Ray, Kunal Sen (2021) Finance, gender, & entrepreneurship: India’s informal sector firms. UNU-WIDER Working Paper 2020/144, Link to latest version, media coverage: (1) & (2)
Extreme Group Behavior (Theory)
Gil S. Epstein, Ira N. Gang (2007) Who is the enemy?, Defence & Peace Economics
¤Gil S. Epstein, Ira N. Gang (2007) The political economy of kosher wars, in Chiswick, Carmel U., Tikva Lecker, & Nava Kahana, eds. Jewish Society & Culture: An Economic Perspective
¤Gil S. Epstein, Ira N. Gang (2007) Understanding the development of fundamentalism, Public Choice
Beginning of  Organizing by Topic
Refugee Migration & Assimilation/Integration  (Empirical)
¤Ira N. Gang, Robert C. Stuart (1997) What Difference Does a Country Make? Earnings by Soviets in the Soviet Union & in the United States Special Issue Quarterly Rev of Econ & Finance, edited by BR Chiswick
¤Ira N. Gang, Robert C. Stuart (2000) Does Background Matter? The Transmission of Human Capital from a Planned to a Market Economy International Migration Rev

Migration within the Soviet Union/Russia (Emprical)
¤Ira N. Gang, Robert C. Stuart (1999) Mobility Where Mobility is Illegal: Internal Migration & City Growth in the Soviet Union Journal of Population Econ
¤Ira N. Gang, Robert C. Stuart (1996) Urban to Urban Migration:  Soviet Patterns & Post-Soviet Implications Comparative Econ Studies
¤Ira N. Gang, Robert C. Stuart (2002) Political Economy of Russian City Growth Econ Development & Cultural Change
¤Ira N. Gang, Robert C. Stuart (2004) Russian Cities in Transition: The Impact of Market Forces in the 1990s IZA Discussion Paper No. 1151