- Department of Economics
Dave Donaldson teaches and carries out research on international and intra-national trade with applications throughout sub-fields of economics. He has studied, among other topics: the welfare and other effects of market integration, the impact of improvements in transportation infrastructure, how trade might mediate the effects of climate change, and how trade affects food security and famine. This work was awarded the 2017 John Bates Clark Medal, given by the American Economic Association to the US-based economist “under the age of forty who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge”. He currently serves as a co-editor at Econometrica and previously at American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, and as a program director (for trade) at the International Growth Centre.
- Developing flexible estimates of agricultural supply functions for answering demand-side agricultural questions