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Stanford Professor Dave Donaldson honored with prestigious economics award

Dave Donaldson portrait

The American Economic Association praised Donaldson’s research in the fields of international trade and development economics.

Steve Castillo
Apr 19 2017

Dave Donaldson, associate professor of economics and SCID faculty affiliate, has received the prestigious John Bates Clark Medal from the American Economics Association (AEA).

The annual award is given to the “American economist under the age of 40 who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge,” according to the organization. The AEA specifically praised Donaldson’s research in the fields of international trade and development economics.

“He has not only established himself as a leader in the field,” said the AEA statement, “but he has also formed and become the principal practitioner of a distinctive style of research, based on important conceptual questions, careful data work and credible identification combined with state-of-the-art structural methods.”

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