Dave Donaldson is a Research Programme Director for the IGC’s Firms research programme.
Dave Donaldson is Associate Professor at Stanford University. He holds a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Master’s degree in Physics from Oxford University. At Stanford, he teaches and carries out research on topics at the intersection of International/Intranational Trade, Development Economics, and Economic History.
He has studied, among other topics: market integration, the impact of improvements in transportation infrastructure, how trade can mediate the effects of climate change, and how trade affects food security and famine. He is a past winner of the Sloan Research Fellowship and holds editorial positions at the American Economics Review, the Journal of Economic Literature, the Journal of International Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Prior to joining Stanford, he was the Gary Loveman Career Development Associate Professor of Economics at MIT and a Visiting Professor at Harvard University.
In April 2017, he was awarded the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark Medal, awarded annually to an economist under 40 years old in recognition of “outstanding research accomplishments in economics”.