Research programme directors
David Atkin is a Research Programme Director for the IGC’s Firms research programme.
David Atkin is currently a Professor of Economics at MIT. He was previously an Assistant Professor at UCLA and Yale, after receiving his PhD from Princeton University. His primary fields are trade and development. David's research focuses on evaluating the impacts of trade liberalization on the poor in the developing world by using the microeconometric tools and the large household datasets common in applied economics to analyze trade and development issues. His recent work has studied the role of regional taste differences in altering the impacts of trade reforms in India, and educational responses to the rise of export oriented manufacturing in Mexico.