Jan-Erik Lane (born 1946) is a social scientist, with residence in Geneva.
Jan-Erik Lane has taught politics and economics at many universities around the world. He has been member of many editorial boards of political and social science journals. He has published some 400 books and articles. In 1996 (and 2009), he received the Humboldt Award by the Humboldt Stiftung, receiving also a Lady Davis Fellowship at the Hebrew University in 2006 and also 2012, as well as honorary medals from Kairo University and the University of Qatar. He is a permanent resident in the Republic of Geneva and lives part-time in Myanmar. He has been full professor in 3 universities and visiting professor at many more. He is now a fellow with the Public Policy Institute in Belgrade.