David Lagakos

Email:

lagakos@ucsd.edu

Lead Academic

Country Staff, Ghana Team, Researcher

Assistant Professor of Economics

University of California - San Diego

David Lagakos is a Lead Academic for IGC Ghana.

David Lagakos is an Assistant Professor of Economics at UC San Diego. He received his Ph.D in economics from UCLA. He as previously held positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis as well as Arizona State University, and is currently a research affiliate with the Economic Fluctuations and Growth Group at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on macroeconomic and growth theory. Much of his recent work examines productivity, particularly as it relates to agriculture and developing economies, as well as human capital.

Content by David Lagakos
  • Project

    Taxation, misallocation and development

    Why are there so few large, productive firms in the developing world? To what extent is weak fiscal capacity a constraint on firm productivity and economic growth? This project seeks to answer these questions using a mix of new micro evidence and quantitative theory.

    October 19, 2016 | David Lagakos, Ethan Ilzetzki

  • Project

    Rural electrification and internal migration in the developing world

    Many households and firms in Ethiopia do not have access to grid-based electricity, especially in the rural areas. Yet, because of its mountainous geography, the country has a large potential for hydropower, with exploitable reserves totaling 45,000 megawatts. In the long term, the government aims to develop these hydropower resources with the goal of providing grid-based...

    September 4, 2015 | David Lagakos, Stephie Fried

  • Publication - Working Paper

    The Agricultural Productivity Gap in Developing Countries (Working Paper)

    February 1, 2011 | Douglas Gollin, David Lagakos, Michael Waugh

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    The Agricultural Productivity Gap in Developing Countries (Policy Brief)

    February 1, 2011 | Douglas Gollin, David Lagakos, Michael Waugh

  • Project

    The Agricultural Productivity Gap in Developing Countries

    This study seeks to understand why, in most developing countries, measured value added per worker is so much lower in agriculture than in other sectors of the economy. Simple two-sector models predict that value added per worker should be equal in agriculture and “non-agriculture,” and yet in the average developing country, national accounts data show that value added...

    January 1, 2011 | Douglas Gollin, David Lagakos, Michael Waugh, Sarah Saeed

Email:

lagakos@ucsd.edu

Lead Academic

Country Staff, Ghana Team, Researcher

Assistant Professor of Economics

University of California - San Diego