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Dave Donaldson

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford Center for International Development (SCID)
Associate Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
Senior Fellow
Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI)
Professor by courtesy
Department of Political Science
PhD, Economics, London School of Economics, 2009
MSc, Economics, London School of Economics, 2003
MS, Physics, University of Oxford


Dave Donaldson teaches and carries out research on topics at the intersection of international/intranational trade, development economics, economic history and environmental economics. He has studied, among other topics: the welfare and other effects of 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 currently a co-editor at American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, an editorial board member at the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Literature, the Journal of International Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. He also co-directs the International Growth Centre’s International Trade program.

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Research Interests: 
Agricultural Markets, Trade and Development